January 6, 2011

Dracula and Popular Culture about Transylvania, Romania


Vlad Dracula, or better yet, Count Dracula, seems to be a big topic on television these days.  In fact there are many versions out there.  I have had many a chance to read the novel Dracula, but also the next version called Dracula, the Undead.

What struck me was seeing Francis Ford's Bram Stoker's Dracula.  One of the better movies I might add.  I think after seeing Van Helsing, I am more inclined to see Dracula again.  Mostly it followed the novel better than anything else I've seen in a while.

Still, I would love to see one where the focus was on the real Vlad Tepes rather, not Count Dracula, than a book written more than 100 years ago.  this is a part of popular culture, a myth of Dracula, and not about Transylvania Romania.

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