calliopes_pen: (lost_spook borrowing Dracula's shadow)
calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2017-09-08 02:32 pm

Yuletide Nominations Are Open

Yuletide nominations are open. My nominations look like this--and I will let people know when they are either accepted or rejected, should that occur at all. The "?!" mark was what it looked like before either happened.

?! Count Dracula (1977)
?! Renfield (Count Dracula 1977)
?! Jonathan Harker (Count Dracula 1977)
?! Dracula (Count Dracula 1977)
?! Mina Westenra Harker (Count Dracula 1977)

Dracula (TV 1968)
?! Jonathan Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
?! Mina Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
?! John Seward (Dracula TV 1968)
?! Lucy Weston (Dracula TV 1968)

?! Dracula - Bram Stoker
?! Golden Krone Innkeeper's Wife (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
?! Jonathan Harker (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
?! John Seward (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
?! Dracula (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
lost_spook: (Dracula)

[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-09-09 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)

I still can't decide what I'm doing - I keep changing my mind!

(Oh, btw, did I say that I finished the 1977 Count Dracula; it was very lovely and I didn't want it to end. I laughed a lot in the crypt, though, mainly imagining 1968 Dr Seward being told they were going to cut off Lucy's head. Also later with the blood spurting. He got upset enough when Van Helsing was mean to the flowers! Anyway, I'm glad you gave me the incentive to pick iot up befoer it went randomly expensive one day or something.)
lost_spook: (Dracula)

[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-09-10 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
The '68 Seward would have had issues seeing any sort of decapitation of Lucy's vampire self. So either lead him out of there, or give him more flowers to tear up as a distraction from total horrified collapse.

I don't think any amount of flowers would have prevented a collapse if their had been blood and decapitation! I fear that starting with the 1968 has made me incapable of not laughing during the crypt scene. In the book, Dr Seward was narrating and going on about how it was easier for him to deal with because he was a doctor, and I was sniggering. (Not in the 1968 version, Dr Seward! Sorry.)

I always liked the fact that in the '77 version, Jonathan's reaction to seeing Dracula climbing down the castle wall like a lizard is to just...fling himself upon his bed, while helplessly sobbing Mina's name. He would have loved to talk with the '68 version of Seward.

Dealing with vampires is hard! Not everybody can cope. Some of us are mere snowflakes.