Thursday, May 19, 2016

BELA LUGOSI


To be honest, I'm not that crazy about horror movies as much as I love the visuals (like stills or posters) of a good old spooky motion picture. ♡ That said, I've been recently really interested in exploring some influential horror classics like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu or Dracula.


Bela Lugosi Dracula The King of Horror

So not that long ago, I've been introduced to Bela Lugosi. The name that is, as his face is by now popular face of original Count Dracula.

Yup, a little pop culture lesson coming your way. (~ ̄▽ ̄)~ Well, Bela Lugosi was a Hungarian actor who oddly didn't speak English well and allegedly learned his lines in Dracula phonetically. That, together with his accent and unusual ways of pronouncing words, sure attributed to the buildup of his Transylvanian movie character.
Later on in life, Lugosi was sadly cut down to playing smaller parts in movies and his name was used on movie posters merely for movie promotions. ◔̯◔ His frustrations led to drug addiction but he lived to be 73. He died in '56. in Los Angeles and was buried in one of his -  Dracula cape costumes. ಠ◡ಠ



The movie itself was filmed in 1931. which means in time when silent movie directors just began playing with the new aspect of motion picture - the sound. It almost look a bit experimental with it's long and silent movie scenes. Also, spooky castles, bats and spider webs may seem like a cliche now but this is where this whole thing started as something new and fresh. That's what makes this classic a true piece of art. 〠_〠

Bela Lugosi Dracula King of Horror

Bela Lugosi Dracula King of Horror

Oh, and I really like this song that was
sent to me by one young man... ♪ ♬ ヾ(´︶`♡)ノ ♬ ♪



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