Western Guy wrote:Sometimes I think it is better that some of these horror films didn't adhere too closely to the books. When such attempts were made, such as MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN, the results were less than impressive. BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA was a little better (Keanu Reeve's wooden performance notwithstanding - not to mention that goofy high wig Drac wears), but I still prefer Hammer's CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HORROR OF DRACULA. These films are exciting, move like lightning and certainly do not overstay their welcome.
Anyhoo, that's my two cents.
That's true. And, if an attempt were made to realize the passage I previously described in a movie, the result would probably look pretty daft. Although not an attempt to show a scene from the original novel, something like it occurs in Murnau's Nosferatu (1922). Hutter looks out a window of Graf Orlok's castle and witnesses the unloading of a cart. Filmed in small jump-cuts, which give the action a jerky motion. the effect was probably meant to look weird - to me it just looks comical!