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"Great Performances" Count Dracula (1977)

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Director:
Writers:
Gerald Savory (adaptation)
Bram Stoker (novel)
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Original Air Date:
22 December 1977
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Plot:
For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Philip Saville 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Savory  adaptation
Bram Stoker  novel "Dracula"

Produced by
Morris Barry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hall 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Bedford 
Rod Waldron (videotape editor)
 
Production Design by
Michael Young 
 
Costume Design by
Kenneth Morey 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Denis Curran .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Derek Miller-Timmins .... studio sound
John Pritchard .... film sound
Anthony Sloman .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mickey Edwards .... visual effects assistant
Tony Harding .... visual effects designer
A.J. Mitchell .... special video effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard King .... studio lighting
 
Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer
Bill Stephan .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts .... conductor
 
Other crew
Dick Bailey .... title designer
Fiona Cumming .... production assistant
Sally Head .... script editor
Roselyn Parker .... production assistant
Ros Wolfes .... production assistant (as Rosalind Wolfes)
 
Series Cast
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Fred Rose
Barbara Walsh

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Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
 
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Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Runtime:
150 min
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Trivia:
The film is notable for being extremely faithful to Bram Stoker's novel, although several liberties were taken, including: The characters of Quincy P. Morris and Arthur Holmwood are combined into a single character named Quincy P. Holmwood; Mina and Lucy are sisters in the film and friends in the novel; Dracula in the novel begins as an old man and becomes younger as he feeds on blood, and in the film this does not happen; Dracula is killed in the film by Van Helsing who drives a stake into his heart, while in the novel he is killed when Jonathan Harker cuts his throat with a knife and, at the same time, Quincey Morris thrusts a knife into his heart.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The shaving mirror scene: when Harker moves, there is a slight but noticeable delay, with his reflection moving just before he does. This occurs a few times, and makes it obvious that a trick mirror (possibly a Chromakey screen) is being used.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra:You'll write often?
Jonathan Harker:Every day, Mina, I promise.
Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra:And I promise to study my shorthand so that I shall be able to do your letters when we're married.
Lucy Westenra:Jonathan! Jonathan! Time for you to go.
Jonathan Harker:Yes, of course.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1974) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Is this version of "Dracula" very faithful to the original novel?
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Best "Dracula" Ever, 7 June 2003
Author: jmdanley from United States

Faithful to the novel, magnificently performed in every way. This mini-series showed how well a classic novel should be adapted. Coming only 2 years before Langella's performance, Louis Jordan showed how sexy a middle aged man can be in this role.

Thirty-five years after I first saw it, most of it sticks in my memory as the greatest adaptation of Bram Stoker's timeless novel. From the opening scenes as Jonathan Harker makes his way through the Carpathian Mountains to the final scenes as the heroes converge on the Count, this took the approach of being presented in a mini-series format to tell the long story that Bram Stoker conceived.

Lucy's slow transformation from dying waif to lusting vampire is the most memorable scene and may actually be too intense for some viewers.

Far better than Francis Ford Coppola's version of the early 90's. Definitely worth watching annually on Halloween.

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