The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi
University Press of Kentucky, 2003 - 548 páginas
Bela Lugosi won immediate fame for his portrayal of the immortal count in the 1931 film Dracula. After a decade of trying vainly to broaden his range and secure parts to challenge his acting abilities, Lugosi resigned himself to a career as the world's most recognizable vampire. His last years were spent as a forgotten and rather tragic figure. When he died in 1956, Lugosi could not have known that vindication of his talent would come -- his face would adorn theaters, his image would appear on greeting cards and postage stamps, his film memorabilia would sell for more than he earned in his entire career, and his Hungarian accent would be instantly recognized by millions of people.
Martin Landau's Oscar-winning role as Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood added an ironic twist to a career that had ended in oblivion. In 1974, devoted Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig published a highly regarded biography of the unsung actor. More than twice the length of the original and completely rewritten, The Immortal Count provides deeper insights into Lugosi's films and personality. Drawing upon personal interviews, studio memos, shooting scripts, research in Romania and Hungary, and his own recollections, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.
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When I was 18 , I was promoted to assembling machines , putting them to work . I
thought it was like being a god who has control over the fruits of the bowels of the
earth . . . to touch my hand to a button controlling machines of such vast horse ...
When the other coach arrives , Renfield ' s luggage is thrown to the ground and
the frightened driver rushes away . Slowly , Dracula ' s shrouded figure turns ,
and a hand indicates that the somewhat perplexed Renfield should enter the
On the one hand , he was extremely happy that he had won such fame . He had
gone a long way from being an actor in Hungary ' s National Theater , where he
had been cast mostly in unimportant roles . He had emigrated to America and ...
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Though many actors portrayed Dracula, none compared with Bela Lugosi's hypnotic vampire. While that role won him praise, it haunted his professional career, turning him into a cult legend among horror ... Leer comentario completo
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