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Title
David Skal interview, 2004
Creator
Skal, David J
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2004
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
David J. Skal discusses his book, “Hollywood Gothic.” He begins by talking about the different depictions and looks of the character Count Dracula. Skal describes Bram Stoker’s decision to name the character Dracula, and how Stoker decided to set the story in Transylvania. He describes how vampire fiction had been written before Stoker by many authors including the poet Lord Byron. Skal discusses the sexual undertones in vampire stories and how they relate back to female empowerment in the Victorian era. He ends the interview by describing the legacy of Count Dracula, and the continuing rise of vampire fiction in popular culture today.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:15:42
Identifier
cmt00675_0001
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/676
Language
English
Subject
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Adaptations
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Film and video adaptations
Horror tales, English - History and criticism
Vampire films - History and criticism
Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Vampires in literature
Source
Betacam tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing David J. Skal before the break and Michael Levine after the break.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/cmt

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