Dracula

Trivia: When Mina meets Dracula on the street, after she first rebuffs him, she walks past a sandwich board advertising a play with Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre. For many years, Bram Stoker worked as the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which was run by Irving. The famous stage actor is widely believed to be one of Stoker's inspirations for Count Dracula. (00:46:30)

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Trivia: When Mina recalls her previous life as Elisabeta, she says she remembers a land beyond a great forest. "Land beyond the forest" is the literal meaning of Transylvania.

Trivia: Gary Oldman also played the driver of the carriage that takes Jonathan to the castle. This is a reference to the novel, where Jonathan Harker notices that there are no servants in Dracula's castle and concludes that it must have been the Count himself who was the driver of the coach that brought him there.

oswal13

Trivia: The marriage scene between Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder was performed by an actual Romanian Orthodox priest. Contrary to rumours this made the marriage legal, that wouldn't be possible without corresponding paperwork, which of course they wouldn't have had.

dizzyd

Trivia: This movie is filled with scenes showing how the laws of nature do not work correctly when in the presence of a vampire, such as liquid dripping upward, shadows moving on their own accord, etc. A more subtle example is the scenes where Dracula is standing outside the large French doors to Lucy's bedroom: When other people walk through the doorway or stand in front of the glass doors, there is a considerable height difference between their heads and the door frame, but when Dracula is standing outside her bedroom, he almost reaches the top of the door frame. (00:58:00 - 01:19:50)

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Trivia: When Dracula is assisting a frightened Jonathan with his shaving, if you look behind them, you can see that the walls of the room are moving inward, producing a claustrophobic effect. (00:28:00)

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Trivia: Out of all the movies ever made about Dracula, this is one of the very few that depicts his downward crawl on the wall in Castle Dracula, as mentioned in the original Dracula novel by Bram Stoker.

Paul Plesser

Trivia: The Brides originally had many more scenes in the movie. There were flying scenes and many others. The actors were disappointed when they viewed the movie when it first came out. Especially the Medusa vampire, played by Florina Kendrick.

Trivia: The film earned over $215 million at the box office, making it the most successful adaptation Dracula adaptation in history.

oswal13

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Suggested correction: Technically "Dracula Untold" is the highest grossing. (Although it only out-grossed this film by about $2 million, so it's close).

TedStixon

Trivia: When Dracula calms the escaped wolf, he says "Strigoi! Moroi!", both of which are vampire creatures from Romanian folklore. (00:53:25)

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Trivia: The blood you see in this film is actually red jelly.

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Dracula: Is this my reward for defending God's church?
Priest: Sacrilege.
Dracula: I RENOUNCE GOD! I RENOUNCE GOD! I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness.

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Question: Why would the brides lay out in the open when they slept? After 400 years wouldn't they know better? Also, Are they falling in love with Harker?

Answer: It's unlikely they were falling in love with Harker: they are sadistic, baby-eating monsters who regarded Harker as food and a temporary plaything. As for them sleeping in the open, the local populace dreads and avoids Dracula's castle, so there's hardly any fear of intruders. Van Helsing did enter and kill them, but they reckoned, mistakenly, that he too would be too afraid to do so, especially after their horse-mauling escapades the previous night.

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: They are lesser vampires whose power is tied to Dracula, who in turn is entirely preoccupied with Mina. And as Van Helsing noted, vampires are weak at daytime, further reducing their ability to sense unwanted visitors. And a decapitated vampire, in this universe and most others, is dead and cannot be resurrected, ever.

Jukka Nurmi

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