Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Gilbert and Sullivan's Dracula

Imagine, if you will, songs in the light operetta style of Gilbert and Sullivan used to tell the story of Dracula. Nothing connotes a gory death better than an oom-pah beat. Yeah, it's hilarious, especially the song that accompanies the voyage of the Demeter, as the crew gradually disappears. The rhymes in each song are genius, yet utterly ridiculous for the tone of the original story. It lacks the full backing chorus of a real Gilbert and Sullivan opera, but we can assume that creator Mitch Benn didn't think a large crew was necessary for this video. The point is that a terrifying classic horror story gets turned into a comedy with cheesy poetry and an accordion. The video clips that accompany the soundtrack are from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula, which couldn't be more incongruent to the music. (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it, thank you.