Shadow of the Vampire
written by Steven Katz
(Upon being asked what he thought of the book, Dracula, by Bram Stoker)
Count Orlock: It made me sad.
Albin (Udo Kier): Why sad?
Count Orlock: Because Dracula had no servants.
Albin: I think you missed the point of the book, Count Orlock.
Count Orlock: Dracula hasn't had servants in 400 years and then a man comes to his ancestral home, and he must convince him that he -- that he is like the man. He has to feed him, when he himself hasn't eaten food in centuries. Can he even remember how to buy bread? How to select cheese and wine? And then he remembers the rest of it. How to prepare a meal, how to make a bed. He remembers his first glory, his armies, his retainers, and what he is reduced to. The loneliest part of the book comes... when the man accidentally sees Dracula setting his table.
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