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Posted by Sadie from ? ( on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 10:22AM :

Saw "Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diaries" this past weekend, & it was GORGEOUS. The woman in this picture looks exactly like my father's aunt Victoria (who was Chaldean, blonde, & blue eyed), who married some wealthy Englishman long ago.... Anyway, the score/soundtrack & the cinematography are excellent, though the plot may be difficult to discern at times. Also, it makes timely & relevant ties with the concept of "other" & the theme of "East vs. West."

After garnering widespread acclaim with his mini masterpiece The Heart of the World, Canadian cult auteur Guy Maddin has concocted his most ravishingly stylized cinematic creation yet. Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and shadow. The black-and-white, blood-red-punctured DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY is a Gothic grand guignol of the notorious Count and his bodice-ripped victims, fringed with the expressionistic strains of Gustav Mahler.

-- Sadie
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