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Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)

Not Rated | | Horror, Musical | 12 December 2003 (UK)
A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula", stylized as an Expressionistic silent film.

Director:

Guy Maddin

Writers:

Bram Stoker (novel), Mark Godden (ballet Dracula)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wei-Qiang Zhang Wei-Qiang Zhang ... Dracula (as Zhang Wei-Qiang)
Tara Birtwhistle Tara Birtwhistle ... Lucy Westernra
David Moroni David Moroni ... Dr. Van Helsing
CindyMarie Small ... Mina
Johnny A. Wright Johnny A. Wright ... Jonathon Harker (as Johnny Wright)
Stephane Leonard Stephane Leonard ... Arthur Holmwood
Matthew Johnson Matthew Johnson ... Jack Seward
Keir Knight Keir Knight ... Quincy Morris
Brent Neale Brent Neale ... Renfield
Stephanie Ballard Stephanie Ballard ... Mrs. Westernra
Sarah Murphy-Dyson ... Vampiress / Nun / Maid
Carrie Broda Carrie Broda ... Maid / Nun
Gail Stefanek Gail Stefanek ... Maid / Vampiress
Janet Sartore Janet Sartore ... Maid / Nun
Jennifer Welsman Jennifer Welsman ... Gargoyle / Nun
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A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's gothic novel DRACULA, presented in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th Century. This work employs the subtle and sometimes bold use of color to emphasize its themes, but mainly is presented in black-and-white, or tinted in monochrome. No spoken dialogue can be heard, and the story of a sinister but intriguing immigrant who preys upon young English women unfolds through dance, pantomime and subtitles. Written by mikhail080@cs.com

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Genres:

Horror | Musical

Certificate:

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Symphony #1 (excerpts)
By Gustav Mahler
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experiment in ballet and silent film
26 November 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Lucy Westernra is engaged to marry Lord Arthur Holmwood. However, an evil comes out of the east. She is bitten by Dracula. Vampyr-hunter Abraham Van Helsing arrives to clear out her polluted blood. Mental patient Renfield's escape leads to a massacre. Dracula reanimates Lucy. Van Helsing and the men hunt for Lucy and then finally Dracula himself.

Filmmaker Guy Maddin continues his experimentation. This is mostly black and white with splashes of bright colors. It is a silent film with many of its conventions such as title cards and era appropriate special effects. The ballet dancing can be hypnotic. The story follows the traditional Bram Stoker's Dracula with its xenophobia. It is definitely not for everyone and my fascination with the movie does wear out in the second half. Nevertheless, this is a worthy experiment.


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Official Sites:

Zeitgeist Films

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula, pages tirées du journal d'une vierge See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,784, 18 May 2003

Gross USA:

$55,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,365
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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