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Discuss the plot in Bram Stokers Dracula.

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Introduction

Dracula Intro Bram Stoker's Dracula was filmed and produce in 1992 by Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the infamous vampire novel Dracula in the 1890s. The film stars Gary Oldman as Dracula throughout the film, the hero Harker is played by Keanu Reeves. Winona Ryder play two parts of the film, one is the wife of Dracula the opening sequence and later plays the fianc�e of Harker reincarnated. And Anthony Hopkins play the priest of the Christian church of the opening sequence and also does the voice-over for the film. Plot The film starts out in 1462 where Muslim Turks try to invade Transylvania with a massive army. Dracula, before becoming the vampire, is the commanding officer of the defending Christians of Transylvania. The eve before the battle Dracula says farewell to his wife, Elizabeta. They battled on long and hard but in the end Dracula's forces ceases victory over the Turks. But the Turks wanted revenge; they did this by shooting an arrow with message saying that Dracula was killed in battle. ...read more.

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Harker asks his employer about what happened to Renfield in Transylvania who also was trying to organise a property for Dracula. The employer replies with family problems. Mina, Harker's fianc�e talks to Harker about getting before Harker's to Transylvania. But Harker suggests they would marry after his business trip. Representation Dracula - When you see Dracula in the film he is clad in red armour that is shaped like human muscles and tendons, holding a sword in an aggressive pose. Elizabeta - As you see Elizabeta with Dracula she has long flowing curly hair with a tiara in it and wears on white bodice on her dress. This shows innocence and also shows her as a victim a crime of some sort. Her voice is soft gentle and high pitched. After committing suicide the dress she wore is dark and gothic now looking damned. Dracula's voice - After Dracula returned from the battle and is shocked by his wife's death. His voice is gruff, angry and very aggressive. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is showing Dracula's hate for God and Christianity. The blood flowing from the cross is showing the end of Dracula's religion. At the end of the opening scene it show a close up of Dracula screaming. Sound To intro At the start of the opening scene it has a slow threatening music that gets louder and louder until there is a voice-over of a foreign mal which show that you could be from a different country. During battle During the battle there are a number of dark chords or discordant which are loud and repeating. Together with this and battle sounds this makes the audience feel the violence and emotions of the battle. Dracula's return As Dracula returns to the church the music rhythm stops. This makes it sound like someone's heat has stopped beating. Then just silence until he is overwhelmed by the shock of his wife's death. This is to emphasis to drama and horror of it. When Dracula stabs the cross a female's voice or females' voices chanting a religious or holy type of music. As the title appears the music gains volume until complete and utterly stop. ...read more.

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