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  •  I have written a very (2+ / 0-)
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    ek hornbeck, Melissa J

    different take on vampires, but unfortunately that hard drive crashed and I am recreating it from memory.  In my view, they are more victims than villains and are much like us, creatures of free will.  Only the ones who let their special abilities get the best of them are what you and I would call evil.  That is not much different from real people in positions of power.

    Bela was PERFECT as the Count.  By all accounts he was a gentle, kind, and decent person who was unfortunately addicted to opiates for years.

    If you have not seen the film Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp as Wood, rent it immediately.  Martin Landau is perfectly cast as Bela, and the whole film is charming in an impending disastrously way.  It is wonderful.

    Warmest regards,

    Doc

    Time for real health care reform, not just to patch the patches.

    by Translator on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 07:50:19 PM PDT

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    •  My heart softened for vampires as I grew up and (2+ / 0-)
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      I stopped being afraid of the dark. They are very tragic figures, and kinda zoomy in a dark elegant way.

      I loved Bela Lugosi too. And "Ed Wood" is a great film. I like the serious and quirky themes ala "Raising Arizona", "Fargo" et al.

      •  You are an extremely interesting person (2+ / 0-)
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        with whom to talk.  I have to rest now, since it is the Eastern time zone for me.  I would like to continue this conversation soon.  My email address is in my profile.  Send me a message and we can talk more tomorrow, or later.

        Warmest regards,

        Doc

        Time for real health care reform, not just to patch the patches.

        by Translator on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:05:08 PM PDT

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