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This page was moved from "Dracula (1931 movie)" to "Dracula (1931 film)" as per the naming convention set out at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films)Ianblair23 (talk) 11:39, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Appearance of DraculaEdit

The now-iconic depiction of Dracula with the widows peak and slicked back, black hair and the high collar is very similar to how Mephisto appears in the German silent film Faust (1926), by F. W. Murnau (beginning with the scene where he gives Faust his youth). Is this anywhere cited as an influence on Dracula, or were these features already internationally common in depictions of evil characters by then? Postdlf 00:43, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Commentaries in the bonus section of the DVD release mention Dracula's appearance to have been changed by the playwrights, having in mind the typical vaudeville magician of the 1920s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.180.109.163 (talk) 12:37, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Summary?Edit

Why is there no summary of the story? It differs slightly from the novel, so naturally I would assume there'd be a summary. --St jimmy86 17:05, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Dracula's TransformationsEdit

It is mentioned in the movie that Dracula changes into a wolf. In the scene after Van Helsing confronts him with the mirror, Dracula goes out of the room to the balcony. Jonathan Harker looks out and remarks about a big black dog bounding across the yard. WerewolfSatanist 18:33, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Two plot sections (summary vs detailed)Edit

Is it really advisable to have two plot sections, one summarized and one detailed? This seems rather needless! Isn't one enough? Dutzi (talk) 21:54, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

censorshipEdit

van Sloan's adress to the audience is featured in the bonus material of the dvd release. It is of rather poor quality, maybe that is the reason for not being included in the restored movie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.180.109.163 (talk) 12:25, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

opening musicEdit

I was just listening to Tchaikovsky, and I believe it is the same music used in the title sequence of Dracula. I think the piece I was listening to was his Sleeping Beauty ballet. although, I'm not certain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Photoactivist (talkcontribs) 21:07, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

LanguageEdit

I discovered a mistake in connection with the film. I have seen the film, and the willagers on the beginning of the film are speaking Hungarian, not romanian. Béla Lugosi was a hungarian-born actor, so he spoked hungarian and he worked with hungarians in many of his films ( like in the The Black Cat (1934 film)). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Illes.a88 (talkcontribs) 08:07, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Weird, skewed POV.Edit

"The film also employs extended periods of silence and character close-ups for dramatic effect, and employs several intertitles "

Since when is "two" considered "several"? "Aboard the Vesta" and "London." These comments are POV and skewed to make the thing sound like a movie made in 1920.

"Intertitles" are a card which contains only text, appearing between movie images, not superimposed location identification. The latter is hardly some sort of obsolete remnant from the silent era; it's still used today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ted Newsom (talkcontribs) 20:52, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Unsourced materialEdit

Below information was tagged in 2013 for needing sources. Feel free to reinsert with appropriate references. DonIago (talk) 12:58, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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