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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - Silent Film Version
(music composed by Philip Glass)
This is a fanedit or Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), re-imagined as a silent film. The intertitles are adapted directly from Bram Stoker's novel, and the score is sourced from Dracula (by Philip Glass and Performed by the Kronos Quartet). The intention is to present a version of the film faithful to the source material released around the turn of the 20th century, in the style of Nosferatu.
I got the idea after picking up Philip Glass' commissioned score for the Todd Browning production of Dracula (1931) and was inspired to re-read the novel. I've always been impressed with Coppola's interpretation of Stoker's work, as his vision has been the most consistent with the book (even with the tacked-on love story), and was inspired to finally do something unique with film.
I scoured the book for any passages that would help tell the story and showcase the beauty of Stoker's prose. I simultaneously edited Coppola's film down so it would fit with the music and present a faithful visual interpretation of the novel.
I mixed in footage of Todd Browning's Dracula (1931) in order to make the film seem older. I also sped the film up 150%, stepped down the frame rate, applied tinting consistent with the practice of dye-based colorization in the silent film era, and applied subtle scratches, grain, and other film damage to suggest age.
I've made some revisions over the past couple weeks and am currently rendering something I'm happy with.
This is my first fanedit in some time and I'm excited to share this with the community. It will take some time for me to adapt to the submission process and community guidelines. I hope to have this available for your viewing pleasure very soon.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Glass: Dracula - by the Kronos Quartet
Philip Glass: Dracula - Michael Riesman