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In English class, my English teacher graciously awarded us with a movie!

However, the movie wasn’t just about watching movie and having fun; instead, it was about learning Dracula,  a novel that our class has been reading through for several weeks.

Anyways, the movie was entertaining. It was entertaining despite its outlandish manner of effects, actors, etc. Nevertheless, the director of the movie, either intentionally or coincidentally – I guess the former- distorted the contents of the novel.

For example, Renfield didn’t come out on the Count Dracula’s castle scene. However, in the movie, he does. I think the director has put him in the earlier scenes for greater entertainment.

Personally, I think it was a bad idea. A movie that is based off a novel truly shines only when the movie contents has efficiently reflected the contents of the novel it is following.

Anyways, it was fun to watch the movie. And watching movie, though distorted, was fun to watch. The director hasn’t completely ignored the literature. He had at least considered some literary terms such as metaphor, juxtaposition, personification, simile, etc by reflecting certain characteristics in the movie (like using different color).

To finish with, the movie was fun to watch, be I’d like to warn those Dracula-movie-watchers that the movie’s content is not precisely what is in the novel. So if you want to know the story of Dracula, you’d better read novel, not movie!

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