Derik Badman's Journal

2021-10-31 14:53

Been organizing and weeding books with Lianne today, our overburdened dining room shelves are now less heavy and better organized, though now there are boxes of books that have been weeded to be dealt with. At least I recently donated a few boxes of books from weeding my office shelves.

After Vampyr yesterday, ended up watching two more vampire films. Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive is one of his best (perhaps the best) of his movies from this century, a low key, melancholy, but also drolly funny vampire story about two very old vampires. It brings in all the tropes of vampire fiction but manages to takes a rather low drama, realist approach.

Later, we watched Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula which is ridiculously over the top in its execution. Coppola seems to use every trick in the book at some point. I never manged to finish the novel, but this is certainly not as faithful an adaption as the title would indicate.