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Title Dracula: The True Story [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 44 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time Playing time: 42 min.
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Event Originally produced by Janson Media in 2004.
Summary The world's most famous vampire has been undead for over a century. The famous novel Dracula, written by Irish author Bram Stoker, was a mixture of reality, superstition, fearful fantasies and history. Stoker's role model for the novel was an actual Romanian Prince born in the 15th century: Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler, so named because of his favorite method of executing his enemies - the horrific medieval torture known as impaling. And so Vlad the Impaler and the Transylvania vampire Count Dracula, became forevermore, one and the same. The image of the vampire has been seen in novels, films, plays, paintings, and even a new musical, Dance of Vampires, directed by Roman Polanski. This captivating new documentary travels to the heart of Transsylvania, in today's Romania, to uncover the historical truths behind the legend of Dracula. Today, vampire tourism in Romania is booming. A self-described vampire hunter, Paul Daian, believes that vampires lurk in the streets of today's Bucharest and can adopt various forms. A Viennese dermatologist, Christian Honigsmann, discusses his theory that porphyria, a widespread genetic illness in Transsylvania in those days, was behind many vampire superstitions, especially the idea of their fear of sunlight. And Princess Brianna Caradja, a descendant of Vlad Tepes' talks about her famous ancestor.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In: English
Indexed Term K-12
Added Author Kessler, Matthias, filmmaker
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Music No. 1129347 Kanopy
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