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From books… To films! Film adaptation - the transfer of a written work to a feature film Film adaptation is as common as the development of original screenplays and it includes the use of : non-fiction (including journalism) autobiography comic book plays other films 300 by Frank Miller (graphic novel) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver Beloved by Toni Morrison Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F Scott Fitzgerald(based on the short story) Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting Dune by Frank Herbert Eragon by Christopher Paolini The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg Nanny McPhee by Christianna Brand (based on the “Nurse Matilda” book series) Moby Dick by Herman Melville Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving – based on the short story The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Zathura: A Space Adventure by Chris van Allsburg Yes Man by Danny Wallace One of the most popular film adaptations, with over 252 derived films (according to www.imdb.com) and the inspiration of countless parodies, cartoons, TV programmes is Dracula This famous character has entered the universal , collective imagination and is here to stay The phenomenon started with the publication of Dracula, an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham van Helsing Stoker’s Dracula was influenced by:  research on European folklore  stories of vampires  Emily Gerard's 1885 essay Transylvania Superstitions  Sheridan Le Fanu's 1871 novel Carmilla  Varney the Vampire, a lengthy serial by James Malcolm Rymer  John Polidori’s 1819 novel The Vampyre, where the image of a vampire portrayed as an aristocratic man appeared for the first time Historians have connected the character of Dracula to Vlad the Impaler, who reigned from 1456– 1462 and is said to have killed from 40,000 to 100,000 European civilians (political rivals, criminals and anyone else he considered "useless to humanity"), mainly by using his favorite method of impaling them on a sharp pole Vlad the III rd is revered as a folk hero by Romanians for driving off the invading Turks The numbers of his victims are most likely exaggerated The plot: Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, travels to Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula Although the elderly Dracula seems to be a well educated, hospitable gentleman, Harker realizes soon that he is held prisoner and that the count is actually undead Harker escapes, but Dracula reaches England by boat and tracks down Mina, Harker’s fiancee and attacks her friend, Lucy The expert van Helsing is called to deal with the disease Lucy seems to suffer from and not long passes before they find they are the victims of a vampire The characters join forces and ultimately destroy the monster as it was trying to reach his home-castle The most popular film adaptations: Director: Tod Browning Writers: Bram Stoker, Hamilton Deane Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler and David Manners Tagline: The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known! Bela lugosi as dracula MINA (Helen CHANDLER) aND dracula The most popular film adaptations: dracula s a E E L R E H CHRISTOP Peter cu Helsing N a v s sh i n g a Director: Terence Fisher Writers: Bram Stoker, Jimmy Sangster Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Michael Gough Tagline: The terrifying lover who died - yet lived! The most popular film adaptations: Gary oldman as Dracula Winona Ryder as MINa Anthony Hopkins as VAN helsing Keanu reeves as harker Director: Francis Ford Coppola Writers: Bram Stoker, James V Hart Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins Tagline: The blood is life A video from Dracula (1995) – Mel Brooks’s parody: Little Dracula is a British series of children's books and an American animated television series that originally aired on FOX Little Dracula revolves around a green-skinned, child vampire who aspires to be like his father, Big Dracula, yet also enjoys rock 'n roll and surfing Little Dracula also has a monstrous friend named Werebunny, and his Transylvanian family of strange characters is often threatened by the villainous Garlic Man Dracula in popular culture  Stage – An acclaimed Edward Gorey production, starring Frank Langella as the Count was staged in 1977  Radio - In 1938, Orson Welles and John Houseman chose Dracula to be the inaugural episode of the new radio show  Novels - Dracula has inspired many literary tributes or parodies, including Stephen King's Salem's Lot, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga  Short Stories - Shepard, Leslie 1977 The Dracula book of great vampire stories  Comics - Marvel comics version of Dracula: Tomb of Dracula by Marv Wolfman  Games and video games - Tepes is a mysterious vampire in Vampire: The Masquerade  Anime and manga - In 1980, Toei Animation produced the TV anime movie Yami no Teiô Kyûketsuki Dracula, based upon Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's Tomb of Dracula  Television – True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer  Cartoons – Little Dracula, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School  Others - The General Mills cereal mascot Count Chocula is a vampire who craves Count Chocula cereal rather than blood [...]... called to deal with the disease Lucy seems to suffer from and not long passes before they find they are the victims of a vampire The characters join forces and ultimately destroy the monster as it was trying to reach his home-castle The most popular film adaptations: Director: Tod Browning Writers: Bram Stoker, Hamilton Deane Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler and David Manners Tagline: The story of... imagination and is here to stay The phenomenon started with the publication of Dracula, an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham van Helsing Stoker’s Dracula was... H CHRISTOP Peter cu Helsing N a v s sh i n g a Director: Terence Fisher Writers: Bram Stoker, Jimmy Sangster Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Michael Gough Tagline: The terrifying lover who died - yet lived! The most popular film adaptations: Gary oldman as Dracula Winona Ryder as MINa Anthony Hopkins as VAN helsing Keanu reeves as harker Director: Francis Ford Coppola Writers: Bram Stoker,... Hollow by Washington Irving – based on the short story The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Zathura: A Space Adventure by Chris van Allsburg Yes Man by Danny Wallace One of the most popular film adaptations, with over 252 derived films (according to www.imdb.com) and the inspiration of countless parodies, cartoons, TV programmes... folklore  stories of vampires  Emily Gerard's 1885 essay Transylvania Superstitions  Sheridan Le Fanu's 1871 novel Carmilla  Varney the Vampire, a lengthy serial by James Malcolm Rymer  John Polidori’s 1819 novel The Vampyre, where the image of a vampire portrayed as an aristocratic man appeared for the first time Historians have connected the character of Dracula to Vlad the Impaler, who reigned from. .. appeared for the first time Historians have connected the character of Dracula to Vlad the Impaler, who reigned from 1456– 1462 and is said to have killed from 40,000 to 100,000 European civilians (political rivals, criminals and anyone else he considered "useless to humanity"), mainly by using his favorite method of impaling them on a sharp pole Vlad the III rd is revered as a folk hero by Romanians... Orson Welles and John Houseman chose Dracula to be the inaugural episode of the new radio show  Novels - Dracula has inspired many literary tributes or parodies, including Stephen King's Salem's Lot, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga  Short Stories - Shepard, Leslie 1977 The Dracula book of great vampire stories  Comics - Marvel comics version of Dracula: Tomb of Dracula by Marv Wolfman  Games and... Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins Tagline: The blood is life A video from Dracula (1995) – Mel Brooks’s parody: Little Dracula is a British series of children's books and an American animated television series that originally aired on FOX Little Dracula revolves around a green-skinned, child vampire who aspires to be like his father, Big Dracula, yet also enjoys rock 'n roll and surfing Little... off the invading Turks The numbers of his victims are most likely exaggerated The plot: Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, travels to Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula Although the elderly Dracula seems to be a well educated, hospitable gentleman, Harker realizes soon that he is held prisoner and that the count is actually undead Harker escapes,... video games - Tepes is a mysterious vampire in Vampire: The Masquerade  Anime and manga - In 1980, Toei Animation produced the TV anime movie Yami no Teiô Kyûketsuki Dracula, based upon Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's Tomb of Dracula  Television – True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer  Cartoons – Little Dracula, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School  Others - The General Mills cereal mascot
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