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Francis Ford Coppola's sumptuous, visceral and frightening movie "Dracula".

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"Do you believe in destiny? ...that even the powers of time can be altered for one single purpose...the happiest man that walks this earth is the one that finds true love!" stated by the main character, Count Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's sumptuous, visceral and frightening movie "Dracula". The director portrays the message that true love is eternal, invincible, and persuasive. If love is not fulfilled in life then it is effectuated afterlife, even if one has to become the servant of darkness. This determines the ceaseless conflict between pure and evil and how virtue always prevails. Initially, love can make one do such activities that can hurt one and it is also capable of causing one to experience a long period of obscurity. For instance, Vlad the 'Impaler', a count and vicious warrior, leaves his home in Transylvania and goes off to fight in the Crusades. Falsely hearing of his death; his wife Elisabeta commits suicide. However, a monk tells the returning Dracula taking one's life is against God's law and her soul is damned therefore she cannot go to heaven. In anger, Vlad renounces God "Is this how you repay me? ...read more.


Lucy is not a random victim, attacked by mere accident, you understand? No. she is a willing recruit, a breathless follower, a wanton follower. I dare say a devoted disciple. She is the Devil's concubine!" Currently, professor clarifies the way Lucy has become a victim in this combat among the vice and the pure, where Lucy is the 'pure' and Dracula is the 'vice'. Moreover, Professor Helsing then vows to hunt down and destroy Dracula forever. He illuminates, "Mr. Morris, your bullets will not harm him. He must beheaded. I suggest that you use your big Bowie knife." This confirms Van Helsing leading the group of men on a quest to Carthax Abbey to destroy Dracula. Thus, under these conditions it is clear that the continuous struggle between evil and pure is caused by a heart broken lover. Of even greater interest, James A. Baldwin quotes "Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up." This quote is similar to that of Dracula's situation; seeing that he is fighting with the rest of the world to attain his true love. ...read more.


As a consequence, passionate love is endless and influential. It is clear that love is fulfilled no matter what, even if one has to go against God's will and enter the world of shadows. A heart broken lover can appear as evil or pure since it does anything to reach its destiny-love. Dracula is portrayed as the deadly bloodsucker and as a lonely soul determined to reunite with his lost love. The movie "Dracula" is a tale of humanity, love and despair. Smiley Blanton's following quote relates back to this entire move, "love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal gaol is life." It also makes one wonder if Dracula can really be considered a villain. The opening scenes portray him as a great soldier, who returns to his castle to find his true love dead, the victim of suicide, damned by God for eternity. An infuriated Dracula promises vengeance against the Lord, after which, many centuries later, he calls upon a London real estate office to close a deal on property in the city. His quest for his true love takes on a greater meaning, as he will stop at nothing to return to her. Hence, his true love prevails through its purity and innocence. So could Dracula really be considered the villain through out the whole movie? ...read more.

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