07:22:09 PM Feb 20th 2013
The overall tone of the article implies a distinct lack of faith toward the source material, but I believe that out of the majority of "Dracula" adaptations, this was by far the most accurate, both in tone and in structure. For example, it is the only adaptation that does not composite the characters of Lord Holmwood, Dr. Seward, and Quincy into a single man. Nosferatu, Browning's Dracula, and Badham's Dracula also have different character roles and relationships from the book; for example, in Badham's Dracula, Lucy is the final girl instead of Mina, and Mina is Van Helsing's daughter. By comparison, the inaccuracies to the book here are rather light and make a lot of narrative sense.