We say “no”
Twilight Saga says “yes”
Perhaps it is both?
Twilight proves that the answer is “yes”. For today. But according to classic literature, vampires could only go outside up until 1921. Maybe this is why we do not see them today.
The concept of vampires frying up in the daylight was added by Nosferatu in 1922. The original Count Dracula in Bram Stoker‘s novel, was not harmed by sunlight and could suck blood 24/7 on a picnic or when picking up their dry cleaning – all vampires need a darn good cleaning service.
We are of the generation where vampires fried in the sunlight. This generation appears to be going back to basic’s and perhaps will now grow up with the original concept. History preserved. Bram Stoker would be pleased, as his wife sued Nosferatu for ripping-off her husband’s famous book. Or would he?
Rightly or wrongly, either way our Twilight vampires can drive topless. Ok, its messing with our heads because that is not how Vincent Price brought us up. But it is good news for the topless car industry, because vampires with eternal lives have some serious cash to spend.
Here’s one for that Trivial Pursuit question and a piece of the pie – we love pie!
Cullen Car Sources:
- StephenieMeyer.com | The Official Website of Stephenie Meyer.
- Twilight (2008/I) – FAQ.
- Nosferatu – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Nosferatu Picture courtesy of;
- Dracula vs. Nosferatu: A True Copyright Horror Story (plagiarismtoday.com)
- Nosferatu and Breaking Dawn – Vampires.com (houseofvampires.wordpress.com)