Harker and Mina Are Still Married?
That would be the CINEMATIC Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray, as portrayed by Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA. Yes, Keanu Reeves was in that movie. I know you’ve tried to block out the memory of it, as have I. In a sense, though, he was the perfect casting choice. Jonathan Harker is the most useless character in Literature, second only to Raoul de Chagny in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, so it’s appropriate that a cardboard non-talent like Reeves should play him in the movie. I Hate Harker so much that when I did my own adaptation of DRACULA, a stage play entitled DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES (which might just end up being turned into a musical), I killed him off. Quincy Morris then replaced him as Dracula’s rival for Mina’s affections. (I’ll give you a hint: Quincy doesn’t come out of it much of a winner, either.)
You may recall, once you’ve remembered that Reeves was in the film, that he and Mina got hitched in Romania, as they did in the novel. Director Francis Ford Coppola apparently had a real Orthodox priest perform the ceremony, which caused Winona Ryder to recently speculate that she and Reeves might actually be married in real life. Poor Winona.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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