Dracula Genre Analysis

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The visual and aural flavor of genre movies is dictated by the unique combination of formal elements. The films tackled in this analysis are Kirk Jones’ Nanny McPhee (2005) and
Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). Nanny McPhee is a comedic fantasy that takes upon the story of Mr. Brown, a widower, with untameable seven children and a family estate at risk if he does not remarry. Whereas, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a horror fantasy that showcases the story of Dracula’s attempt to reunite with his everlasting love all the while impeded by suitors and vampire hunters. So while both occupy the fantasy genre, their approaches to creating a light versus dark atmosphere is very much contingent upon manipulating formal elements. I argue
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