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Either before or after she starts drinking, she is hired by [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (2012)|Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]] to be a live-in psychiatrist at [[Collinwood (2012)|Collinwood]] for a month to help her nephew [[David Collins (2012)|David]] recover from the death of [[Laura Collins (2012)|his mother]]. Julia ends up staying for three years.
 
Either before or after she starts drinking, she is hired by [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (2012)|Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]] to be a live-in psychiatrist at [[Collinwood (2012)|Collinwood]] for a month to help her nephew [[David Collins (2012)|David]] recover from the death of [[Laura Collins (2012)|his mother]]. Julia ends up staying for three years.
   
The signature red hair of [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Grayson_Hall Grayson Hall]'s classic series character is exagerrated in this version by use of a bright primary red hair color, along with heightened use of mascara and other makeup. Partially reflecting the film's 1972 setting, the character dresses in similarly bright-colored "mod" prints for much of the film. Unlike prior depictions of the character, this version of Julia Hoffman is presented as a late-sleeping, pill-popping chronic drinker and probable alcoholic. She complains of symptoms of a hangover and is often shown with an adult beverage in her hands.
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One day she joins the family for breakfast and is introduced to [[Barnabas Collins (2012)|Barnabas Collins]], a distant relative from England who is amazed at the idea of a female doctor. She can only stare, demanding to know if he's for real. Some time later, she catches him staring oddly at the red lava-lamp in [[Carolyn Stoddard (2012)|Carolyn's]] room and decides that its time for her to practice her psychiatry on him. She places him under hypnosis for hours and discovers that Barnabas is a vampire, born in the eighteenth century.
   
[[File:392988_10150739131810479_652175478_11723844_1344718528_n.jpg|thumb|290px]]When introduced to Julia for the first time during the film, [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Depp Johnny Depp]'s [[Barnabas Collins (2012)|Barnabas]], newly wakened from his coffin confinement of nearly two centuries, marvels at the fact of a woman doctor, one of many modern phenomena to which he is being newly exposed. She, in turn, demands to know of Barnabas (who is much less human in appearance and much less reticent about his true nature than in the classic series), "Who the hell is this? Is he for real?"
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Julia bursts into Elizabeth's office and demands to know why she didn't say anything about their new guest being a murdering vampire, for crying out loud. Elizabeth calms her down, encouraging her to keep the secret and simply take the opportunity to be scientifically fascinated with a real vampire.
   
Unlike the methods of deduction used in the original series, the 2012 film version of Dr. Hoffman uses hypnosis to quickly uncover the fact of Barnabas' vampiric nature. After initially reacting with panic and anger at the danger he might pose, she is persuaded by [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Elizabeth_Collins_Stoddard_(2012)?action=edit&redlink=1 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard] to keep her discovery secret and approach Barnabas' plight with scientific "fascination."
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[[File:392988_10150739131810479_652175478_11723844_1344718528_n.jpg|thumb|290px]]Julia devises an experiment with Barnabas that may bring back his humanity through a series of blood transfusions, although she doesn't know why he would want to give up his immortality and eternal youth. He courteously compliments her beauty, stirring her into giving him a very physical reward.
   
As in the original series, Dr. Hoffman initially undertakes to free Barnabas from [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Angelique_Bouchard_(2012)?action=edit&redlink=1 Angelique]'s curse with a series of blood transfusions. Her "fascination" also leads to what she describes to Barnabas as a demonstration of "doctor-patient confidentiality" during one of his visits to her Collinwood-based laboratory, in which an act of oral sex on the vampire is implied.
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Julia surmises that if human blood transfusions will cure Barnabas of his vampirism, transfusing his vampiric blood to herself will make her an immortally youthful vampire. So, instead of transfusing his blood with her own, she takes his blood to use for herself. When Barnabas unexpectedly visits her lab to redouble their efforts, he finds her hooked up to an IV with his blood and is absolutely furious. He angrily attacks her and drains her of blood in less than five seconds. During the assault, she is shown to have vampiric incisors.
   
After discovering Julia is secretly using his vampiric blood to attempt to secure immortal youth for herself rather than in fact trying to cure him, Barnabas angrily attacks and drains her of blood, during which assault she is shown to have incipient signs of vampiric incisors.
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Barnabas and handyman [[Willie Loomis (2012)|Willie Loomis]] wrap Julia's body in a weighted canvas and dump her into the Atlantic waters off [[Collinsport]], watching her vivid red hair sink into its murky depths.
 
Julia's limp body is wrapped in a weighted canvas and dumped by Barnabas and [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Willie_Loomis_(2012)?action=edit&redlink=1 Willie Loomis] into the Atlantic waters off Collinsport, her bright red hair shown vividly sinking into the green depths and presumably concluding her role in the film.
 
   
 
Days later, at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, Julia is shown engulfed in a school of fish which dart away when she opens her eyes, flashing her vampiric teeth.
 
Days later, at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, Julia is shown engulfed in a school of fish which dart away when she opens her eyes, flashing her vampiric teeth.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Helena Bonham Carter herself played a [[witch|Witch]], and a spectacularly evil one at that, in the '''''Harry Potter''''' films: Bellatrix Lestrange.
 
* Helena Bonham Carter herself played a [[witch|Witch]], and a spectacularly evil one at that, in the '''''Harry Potter''''' films: Bellatrix Lestrange.
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* Julia often wears brightly-colored mod prints to reflect the time period of the early seventies.
 
* Tim Burton has an interesting habit of having Johnny Depp's character kill off Helena Bonham Carter's character in many movies they've filmed together.
 
* Tim Burton has an interesting habit of having Johnny Depp's character kill off Helena Bonham Carter's character in many movies they've filmed together.
* [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Matthew_Hall?action=edit&redlink=1 Matthew Hall]<span style="color:rgb(255,255,255);line-height:20px;"> </span>, son of the original Julia, [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Grayson_Hall Grayson Hall], and also one of the writers on the [[Dark Shadows (1991)|1991 revival series]], has observed in blog comments ([http://msbhall.wordpress.com/ http://msbhall.wordpress.com]) on the film that the movie "conflates [the original series] Julia’s knowledge of Barnabas’s vampirism with the Elizabeth Collins Stoddard role," making Elizabeth the staunch ally to Barnabas that Julia had been in the original series, perhaps making the film's Julia more expendable as one of Barnabas' victims. He goes on to say that while he enjoyed Tim Burton’s movie, Burton "does trash Julia into near-unrecognizability. (My mother, short and fat and drinking anything besides black tea first thing in the morning? Sorry, you must have the wrong Dr. Hoffman.)"
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* The signature red hair of [[Grayson Hall|Grayson Hall's]] depiction of Julia is exaggerated in this version by using a bright, primary red hair color.
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* [[Matthew Hall]], son of the original Julia, Grayson Hall, and also one of the writers on the [[Dark Shadows (1991)|1991 revival series]], has observed in blog comments ([http://msbhall.wordpress.com/ http://msbhall.wordpress.com]) on the film that the movie "conflates [the original series] Julia’s knowledge of Barnabas’s vampirism with the Elizabeth Collins Stoddard role," making Elizabeth the staunch ally to Barnabas that Julia had been in the original series, perhaps making the film's Julia more expendable as one of Barnabas' victims. He goes on to say that while he enjoyed Tim Burton’s movie, Burton "does trash Julia into near-unrecognizability. (My mother, short and fat and drinking anything besides black tea first thing in the morning? Sorry, you must have the wrong Dr. Hoffman.)"
 
[[Category:Dark Shadows (2012) Characters]]
 
[[Category:Dark Shadows (2012) Characters]]
 
[[Category:Vampires]]
 
[[Category:Vampires]]

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Julia Hoffman (2012)
Production Information
Portrayed by

Helena Bonham Carter

Appearance

Dark Shadows (2012)

Biographical Information
Name

Julia Hoffman

Profession

Psychiatrist

Species

Human (formerly)
Vampire-human hybrid

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Dr. Julia Hoffman is a live-in psychiatrist at Collinwood in order to treat young David Collins, who is believed by the Collins family to be suffering from delusions.

She is portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter.

Biography

Dr. Julia Hoffman is a woman who seems to have grown bitter of life, unhappy that she's aging and there's nothing she can do about it. She becomes such a severe alcoholic, her hangovers become legendary.

Either before or after she starts drinking, she is hired by Elizabeth Collins Stoddard to be a live-in psychiatrist at Collinwood for a month to help her nephew David recover from the death of his mother. Julia ends up staying for three years.

One day she joins the family for breakfast and is introduced to Barnabas Collins, a distant relative from England who is amazed at the idea of a female doctor. She can only stare, demanding to know if he's for real. Some time later, she catches him staring oddly at the red lava-lamp in Carolyn's room and decides that its time for her to practice her psychiatry on him. She places him under hypnosis for hours and discovers that Barnabas is a vampire, born in the eighteenth century.

Julia bursts into Elizabeth's office and demands to know why she didn't say anything about their new guest being a murdering vampire, for crying out loud. Elizabeth calms her down, encouraging her to keep the secret and simply take the opportunity to be scientifically fascinated with a real vampire.

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Julia devises an experiment with Barnabas that may bring back his humanity through a series of blood transfusions, although she doesn't know why he would want to give up his immortality and eternal youth. He courteously compliments her beauty, stirring her into giving him a very physical reward.

Julia surmises that if human blood transfusions will cure Barnabas of his vampirism, transfusing his vampiric blood to herself will make her an immortally youthful vampire. So, instead of transfusing his blood with her own, she takes his blood to use for herself. When Barnabas unexpectedly visits her lab to redouble their efforts, he finds her hooked up to an IV with his blood and is absolutely furious. He angrily attacks her and drains her of blood in less than five seconds. During the assault, she is shown to have vampiric incisors.

Barnabas and handyman Willie Loomis wrap Julia's body in a weighted canvas and dump her into the Atlantic waters off Collinsport, watching her vivid red hair sink into its murky depths.

Days later, at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, Julia is shown engulfed in a school of fish which dart away when she opens her eyes, flashing her vampiric teeth.

Trivia

  • Helena Bonham Carter herself played a Witch, and a spectacularly evil one at that, in the Harry Potter films: Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • Julia often wears brightly-colored mod prints to reflect the time period of the early seventies.
  • Tim Burton has an interesting habit of having Johnny Depp's character kill off Helena Bonham Carter's character in many movies they've filmed together.
  • The signature red hair of Grayson Hall's depiction of Julia is exaggerated in this version by using a bright, primary red hair color.
  • Matthew Hall, son of the original Julia, Grayson Hall, and also one of the writers on the 1991 revival series, has observed in blog comments (http://msbhall.wordpress.com) on the film that the movie "conflates [the original series] Julia’s knowledge of Barnabas’s vampirism with the Elizabeth Collins Stoddard role," making Elizabeth the staunch ally to Barnabas that Julia had been in the original series, perhaps making the film's Julia more expendable as one of Barnabas' victims. He goes on to say that while he enjoyed Tim Burton’s movie, Burton "does trash Julia into near-unrecognizability. (My mother, short and fat and drinking anything besides black tea first thing in the morning? Sorry, you must have the wrong Dr. Hoffman.)"
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