she could appear as a giant black cat had psychic power over victims Vampire

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she could appear as a giant black cat (had psychic power over victims) Vampire Analysis Outline 1.Info sources 2.Country and region 3.Name 4.Origin 5.Detection 6.Attributes 7.Activity patterns 8.Precautions 9.Cures 10.Social/psychological role: what was the vampire’s symbolic function for the audience at the time Example: Dracula was a symbol of the evil rich Example: Grave of the Vampire (1972 film) was a rape/revenge film rise in crime at the time young girl is raped and tortures her rapist o1 = data source
o2-7 = vampire characteristics o8-9 = defense measures o10 = interpretation 10/26:BEGINNINGSOFTHEPOPULARCULTUREVAMPIRE Female vampire oFirst appearance in cinema was by Theda BaraoHer first appearance was actually before the first male in cinema oFirst publicity stunt: gave her a false background from Arab prince to make her more enticing o“A Fool There Was” in 1915oNo super natural to the “vampire” –she uses sexuality to lure men in and destroy their lives (like Lord Byron/Ruthven) oReferred to the character as the “vampire” because of a poem oThe word “vamp” became a slang term to describe womenBela Lugosi’s Filmso1932: “White Zombie” was first zombie movieCame from Haitian voodoo/folklore (US occupied them for a time) Bela Lugosi plays a sorcerer who brought back a white woman from the dead to help a man find love Not undead in the way we know soul/will has been removed o1935: “Mark of the Vampire” by MGMUniversal wanted to sue MGM because they had rights to Bela Lugosi (since he acted the same way in Dracula) Director: same as 1931 Dracula film director, Todd Browning Takes place in Prague, Count Mora (Bela Lugosi) and Luna (his daughter) are main characters Originally explained why they became vampires: because they practiced incest while alive (but PCA said to take it out) Sexual tension between the two is still apparent in the movie Carol Borlandplays Luna She originally became obsessed with Bela Lugosi and Dracula after seeing the 1929 play She wrote a sequel to the novel called Countess Dracula She became “friends” with Bela Lugosi (she was 15 years old and Lugosi was 47) They kissed once according to her
Her agent paid the company for her to get the role First female vampire (real supernatural vampire) essential image of female vampire Not really Theda Bara but the black hair image still sticks The ending of the movie explains that they’re not really vampires –they are vampires to catch a killer so still technically not the first o1936: “Dracula’s Daughter” (sequel to Dracula)First reallysupernatural female vampire Supposed to be a true sequel Countess Zaleska burns her father’s corpse to try and eliminate the vampire curse from her blood, but it doesn’t workEntire focus is on her for the whole movie Based partially on “Dracula’s Guest” –a short story by Bram Stoker

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