What's the Difference between Dracula the Book and Bram Stoker's Dracula the Movie?



Released: 1897
Author: Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Released: 1992
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
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In the Book In the Movie
Jonathan Harker
Jonathan Harker
Portrayed by: Keanu Reeves
Mina Murray
Mina Murray
Portrayed by: Winona Ryder
Count Dracula
Count Dracula
Portrayed by: Gary Oldman
Abraham van Helsing
Abraham van Helsing
Portrayed by: Anthony Hopkins
Lucy Westenra
Lucy Westenra
Portrayed by: Sadie Frost
Portrayed by: Tom Waits
Bram Stoker's Dracula Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   In the book, Dracula forces Mina to drink his blood, much to her horror. In the film, Dracula leaves the choice of whether or not Mina should drink his blood up to Mina herself, and Mina decides to drink his blood anyway, even though Dracula tells her that he loves her too much to condemn her to be what he himself is.
   In the book, Mina despises Dracula because of what he did to her best friend Lucy and for terrorizing her life, and at the same time does her best to fight him off and stay loyal to her husband Jonathan and the others. In the film, Mina slowly falls for Dracula over time.
   In the book, Mina suggests to Abraham Van Helsing that he hypnotize her in order to find out where Dracula is, and he does. In the film Van Helsing does it to Mina without her suggesting to him.
   In the book, it is not shown how he became a vampire but is indirectly said that he was already a vampire during the war as he always returned alone and came back again. In the movie, it is told that he became a vampire only after he won the war and lost his wife.
   Renfield's insanity is never explained and is not related to Harker in any way. Renfield is shown to be Harker's predecessor and it's implied that his experience at Dracula's castle drove him insane.
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