Vampires and blood-sucking aside – for me – Renfield is the MOST DISGUSTING character in Bram Stoker’s book Dracula.

Read the book. Or not. I recommend the audiobook narrated by Greg Wise and Saskia Reeves. Effing brilliant.

A description of Renfield from the novel:

R. M. Renfield, aetat 59. Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out. I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the disturbing influence end in a mentally-accomplished finish, a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous if unselfish. In selfish men, caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves. What I think of on this point is, when self is the fixed point the centripetal force is balanced with the centrifugal. When duty, a cause, etc., is the fixed point, the latter force is paramount, and only accident or a series of accidents can balance it. — From Dr. John Seward‘s journal

BTW : I don’t remember watching a single film starring Nick Cage. I’ve never rated him. Just my own personal opinion.

P.S. Mr H has just scrubbed the video I shared earlier about AH and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Mmmmn. OK.

Bugs in the web?

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