Wednesday, September 22, 2010

the laugh is not on him

'home? i have no home...'-bela in 'ed wood'

“When I am given a new role in a horror film, I have a character to create just as much as if I were playing a straight part. Whether one thinks of films like Dracula as ‘hokum’ or not does not alter the fact; the horror actor must believe in his part. The player who portrays a film monster with his tongue in his cheek is doomed to fail.

photo: Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931, dir. Tod Browning)

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