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View Diary: Halloween Horror Movies 2013 - Day 1 - DRACULA (59 comments)

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  •  My favorite Dracula. (3+ / 0-)
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    cmcolin, niemann, Matt Z

    Loved Bela.

    •  Bela was a good actor. (1+ / 0-)
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      A while back I had myself a Bela Lugosi film festival to watch a number of movies I had never seen, and as I did so it really struck me ...  He was good!  

      I realized that while most people -- including myself up to that point -- think of Dracula as "Bela Lugosi's Acting Style," in reality when he was playing Dracula he was making very specific choices as an actor.  

      In other roles he made very different choices.  He could find a very wry humor, and he could give a line a twist and make it really stand out by doing it in a very thrown-away, understated way.  

      My respect for Lugosi as an actor has only grown over the years, and I really wish he had had a chance to display his talents in films that were up to the standard he deserved.

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