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Van Helsing: Mr. Harker, I have devoted mylifetime to the study of many strange things.Little-known facts which the world is, perhaps,better off for not knowing.Harker: I know. But Professor, all Iwant is to get Mina away from all of this.Van Helsing: That will do no good.Our only chance of saving Miss Mina's life isto find the hiding place of Dracula's living corpseand to drive a stake through its heart.Renfield: Isn't this a strange conversationfor men who aren't crazy?
Oh we all go a little mad sometimes, Mr. Renfield. The great director Tod Browning was born on this day in the year 1880 - it's crazy to think he was 17 when Bram Stoker released the book Dracula, isn't it? I can only imagine what kind of an effect that book would've had on a 17 year old. Before Browning started making movies in 1915 he spent years working in traveling circuses and carnivals, an experience he tapped several times in his work but most prominently a year after Dracula with Freaks, the film that ruined his career. (But which assured his legacy even more than Dracula, if you ask me.) But there's no denying the impact Browning's Dracula has had on over 85 years of our international imaginations. What music of the night he made...