I recently reread the book Dracula by Bram Stoker and I am searching for a movie that resembles the book closest. The 1992 film Dracula seems to have gotten only decent reviews and the love story kills it for me.
What is the most faithful adaptation of the book?
PS- I don't mind watching a movie in a language other than english if it has subtitles.
Count Dracula A TV movie made by BBC in 1977 is one of the adaptations which can be called more faithful adaptation of the book. Wikipedia says - "1977 saw a solid BBC version titled Count Dracula. It was made for television and starred Louis Jourdan as the Count and Frank Finlay as Van Helsing. It was directed by Philip Saville. This version is one of the more faithful adaptations of the book. It includes all of the main characters (only blending together Arthur and Quincey) and has scenes of Jonathan recording events in his diary and Dr. Seward speaking into his dictaphone."
I think Coppola’s 1992 version is the closest aside from the Mina/Dracula love story and old Drac having a baboon’s butt on his head. It has none of the most common changes, like Jonathan dying or Dracula not de-aging from and older to a younger man. So stick with that one. All the other ones are bad, except for 1970’s Count Dracula and Dracula (1931). Now, BBC’s Count Dracula is very close to the book, but not the CLOSEST. Mina and Lucy are sisters, Arthur and Quincey are blended into one character called Quincey Holmwood, and Van Helsing kills Dracula, not Quincey and Jonathan. I’m also pretty sure Quincey doesn’t die like in the book, if I can remember right. He doesn’t, right? I saw Quincey by the tree sitting and I’m sure I saw his head moving a bit. Also Dracula in the bbc version seems to be bored with eternal life and blood sucking. The character is supposed to be more prone to emotion such as anger or sadness.