Friday, April 02, 2010

Twilight & Vampires

Recently I saw twitight and new moon, It was very interesting because is a new point of view about vamires and wolfman. In my perspective, the most famous vampire is because Bram Stoker work who wrote Dracula. The history said that:

1. Probably Dracula was based on "Vlad the Impaler" is said to have killed from 40,000 to 100,000 European civilians (political rivals, criminals, and anyone else he considered "useless to humanity") Mainly by using his favourite method of impaling them on a sharp pole.

2. Stoker came across the name Dracula in his reading on Romanian history, and chose this to replace the name (Count Wampyr) that he had originally intended to use for his villain.

3 It has been suggested that Stoker was influenced by the history of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who was born in the Kingdom of Hungary. Bathory is suspected to have tortured and killed anywhere between 36 and 700 young women over a period of many years, and it was commonly believed that she committed these crimes in order to bathe in or drink their blood, believing that this preserved her youth.

More than that, wisdom of the masses are pointed to:

1.They need blood to survive because it is the elixir of life, without blood they will die.
2.The blood gives them energy, power and replenishes their body.  It is the key to immortality.
3.They only come out at night because they fear sunlight. Sun represents a pagan god in our ancient culture, Sun is a gift from god to us. In that sense vampire means antigod. someone who is not included or refuse god present.
4.They have the ability to shapeshift in other words change into an animal like bats, rats, cats, raven and wolves.
5.They can control and read human thought.
6.They live in their graves during the day and rise during the night
7.They have no reflections, so when they look in the mirror they don't see anything.
8.Vampires die if they have been staked through the heart by wood, burned or by decapitation and removing the brain
9.When vampires drink the blood of a person that person will turn into a vampire.

But in the movie is like vampire is cool, they are living in great houses and enjoy to drive a mercedes benz or volvo cars, some of them are helping to people fighting agains dangerous clans. They can fall in love with humans.

So the interesting thing regarding to all this concept is that new generations will change vampires perspective.
From Bram Stoker history to some more human and kindness vampires.

Based on a small talk with Eduardo Moranchel (@ed_zero)

Enjoy it. IMDB

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