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After garnering widespread acclaim with his mini-masterpiece THE HEART OF THE WORLD, red hot cult auteur Guy Maddin (THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) has taken on the worlds most adapted horror tale and concocted his most original and ravishingly stylized cinematic creation yet. Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballets interpretation of Bram Stokers classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and silent film techniques. The black-and-white, blood-red-punctured DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGINS DIARY is a Gothic grand guignol of the notorious Count and his bodice-ripped victims, fringed with the expressionistic strains of Gustav Mahler.
While most people who are familiar with the Stoker novel might be a bit put off by this retelling, I was actually really pleased with the result. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Josephine K Guinn
Blood! Crosses! Madness! Ballet! Bats! Garlic! And of course, VAMPIRES! "Dracula: Pages From A Virgin's Diary" is exactly the sort of adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel that you'd... Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by EA Solinas
This is Guy Maddin's first feature that started as a commissioned work that he didn't originate, and in this case didn't write the screenplay to either. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by Muzzlehatch