• Iconic Scenes: “Now’s the Fucking Time”

    Iconic Scenes: “Now’s the Fucking Time”0

    Kill Bill volume one was release in 2003. The film, both volumes, is a love letter to samurai and western films and the relationship the two genres share. Tarantino also calls it a love letter to the colour blonde–to the Bride, Uma Thurman’s hair and the figure she casts in that Bruce Lee inspired yellow

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  • The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Three

    The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Three0

    Having discussed the 1936 film Dracula’s Daughter in the first and second posts in this series, I shall now conclude with a look at the film’s afterlife in adaptations and derivative works. Dracula’s Daughter: The Novel The novelisation of Dracula’s Daughter was published by Berkley Books in 1977. Its author was credited as Carl Dreadstone;

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  • The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Two

    The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Two0

    Having taken a look at the plot of the 1936 film Dracula’s Daughter in my previous article, I shall now discuss the origins of the film and make a closer examination of its themes. The Birth of Dracula’s Daughter The film started life as a proposed adaptation of “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker, a short story

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  • The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part One

    The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part One0

    The classic horror films made by Universal had no shortage of monstrous men, such as Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein’s monster. Monstrous women, on the other hand, were few and far between. The Bride of Frankenstein, iconic as she is, appears so briefly in her self-titled 1935 film that she can scarcely be

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