“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
Before anyone gets surprised I want to make it clear that I already knew the story and that it isn’t the first time I read this book.
I read Dracula for the first time about 8 years ago, and I read it in Spanish. As you can imagine 8 years is a long time and after seeing several films my memory of the book was a bit blurred, all that not to mention that I wanted to read it in its original language.
Despite all this, despite knowing the story and it being a rereading, I have enjoyed it as much or even more than the first time and it has hooked me as if the story was completely new to me.
I’m not going to talk about the book because I think (and I hope) that you all know it already, and if you haven’t read it yet I’ll just ask one thing:
What are you waiting for?
There’s one more thing I want to talk about and it’s Coppola’s movie.
This may surprise you because I recognize that I am the one of those who get angry and irritated every time a movie is not true to the book, but Bram Stocker’s Dracula is my favourite movie.
The whole part of the film in relation to Lucy reflects very well everything that appears in the book; however, the part related to Mina is mostly invented.
I still love it! I love that tragic love story; I love that pure love that is able to survive decades and centuries.
“I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”