posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 08:35 PM
The fall of the Roman Empire would make a great topic for a movie and in fact I'm shocked that it hasn't been done yet. Especially with all the
interest in the possible decline of the American "empire," and all the comparisons with Rome and decadence out there.
Dracula...well, sure, why not? People love vampires and vampire movies and the topic seems to hold endless fascination. Ive noted that lots of women
who are not so into other forms of action/violence in movies and novels nevertheless seem drawn to the idea of vampirism, for some reason...maybe
something appeals to them on an erotic level; women have a very intimite connection with blood in terms of menstruation and so on...its a complex
topic. And men like vampires too because men tend to like violence and action anyway.
Personally I am fascinated by the role of blood in mythology. Blood rites are very ancient and very universal. There are "blood mysteries" in many
cultures, the whole idea of sacrifice, and also ancient man found menstruation very mysterious...males would conduct blood rites to connect with this
mysterious feminine power that is connected with the act of life creation and the rhythms of the body...again, a very very complex topic with many
The late Roman empire was saturated with "mystery cults" and maybe you could tie the idea of blood mysteries and vampirism in with this. And then
there is the whole Christian angle...the "precious blood..." The more I think of it the more complex the whole thing becomes. I guess you have a lot
to work with; you could spend a lifetime exploring all the facets of this stuff and barely scratch the surface.