Dracula's poster, with Bela Lugosi This role, and a romance of a scandalous nature with the well known vamp, Clara Bow (Bela Lugosi had married the millionaire, Beatrice Week, a short time before), had brought him fame and notoriety, and when Universal Studios began production on the first official film version of Bram Stoker's celebrated novel, there was no hesitation in reverting to Bela Lugosi, on the recommendation of Tod Browning,  on not being able to call on the star of horror films, Lon Chaney, because of  the poor state of his health.

Before the 1931 version of Dracula, directed by Tod Browning, which raised Bela Lugosi to myth status, the famous German production company UFA had produced the authoritative adaptation of Stoker's text, directed and written by F.W. Murnau; it premiered in 1922, with a number of problems, under the title Nosferatu, amid a flood of lawsuits and claims on the part of the family and heirs of Bram Stoker, who had not authorized the adaptation of the novel.  Fortunately, not all the copies of Nosferatu were destroyed and it remains today as one of the greatest examples of all time of German expressionism and of the horror film within Seventh Art cinema.  As well, Nosferatu is the most thought provoking, personal and shocking film of the myth of Dracula ever brought to the screen.  His aesthetic innovations are remarkable, his settings skilfully contrived and the lugubrious, macabre and terrifying romantic climate that envelops the film makes it a combination of pure tragedy and horror.

Deserving mention apart, the characterization, in Nosferatu, of the spine-chilling vampire by Max Shreck, another great icon in the history of the cinema, has given rise to numerous theories and rumours about his identity.  One of the most extravagant of these took form in The Shadow of the Vampire, a film which hypothesizes in fiction mode the relationship between F.W. Murnau  and his leading actor, affirming that he is a real vampire; the role was played by Willem Dafoe.



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Putuka's pink t-shirt

Putuka's pink t-shirt
Here comes Putuka’s flagship bearing it’s war colours, pink and black. Manufactured with premium quality materials and with a pleasant and innovative soft velveteen touch. An essential for success wherever you go.

Putuka's Black T-shirt

Putuka's Black T-shirt
Here comes Putuka’s flagship bearing it’s war colours, pink and black. Manufactured with premium quality materials and with a pleasant and innovative soft velveteen touch. An essential for success wherever you go.

Love Kills

Love Kills
As Renton said in Trainspotting: “They talk about heroin but you should see what love does to some people”. Love is a loaded weapon that can lead to a sweet, painful and violent death… you know that well. Handle it with care.

Dreaming on You (all)

Dreaming on You (all)
¿Are we monogamous by nature? ¿Are your dreams populated by bikini-clad girls as in any sort of hip hop video? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

iTape, Up to 10 songs in your pocket

iTape, Up to 10 songs in your pocket
If you miss the time in which music could only be enjoyed through analogue equipment, this one’s for you. ¿What’s the use of having 10.000 shitty tunes on an iPod? You’ll always be better off with 10 songs that truly kick-ass.

Appetite for destruction

Appetite for destruction
Life is full of dangers, obstacles and suffers that not only we haven’t learn to avoid, but attracts us with an irresistible power. Don’t repress your insticts, we know all of us are sentenced to be victims of ourselves, of our desires and our weaknesses.