All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Love never dies.
When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Film #9 of the February Movie Challenge : Keanu Reeves or Bust!
Director Francis Ford Coppola's Gothic Masterpiece lays waste to the hordes of pedestrian vampire films that have overtaken us like a great plague and places Dracula back upon the pedestal where he belongs!
Coppola always generous to a fault, lavishes us with the most elaborate costumes, stunning set pieces and gloriously divine visuals!
Gary Oldman's (Dracula) impassioned performance was exquisitely sublime! Other cast members whom gave exceptionally brilliant supporting performances that were noteworthy were Anthony Hopkins (Professor Abraham Van Helsing) and Sadie Frost (Lucy Westenra)!
Keanu Reeves (Jonathan Harker) was pretty much milk toast when compared to his brilliant counterparts! Winona Ryder (Mina Murray /…
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a superb Gothic love story. Stoker's novel is a beautifully written epic tale that cleverly uses religion, mythology and folklore to create one of the most iconic monsters ever. Now there have been many films inspired by this novel, but there aren't that many that follow the book very well. I'd wager that Coppola's film is one of the most faithful adaptations ever made. Even though it takes a few liberties, it understands what the story at its heart is about and manages to tell it without diminishing it to a cheap horror story.
This is perhaps the last 'good' film Coppola made. It on more than one occasion showcases his talent for structuring a narrative…
Film #22 of Project 90
"There is much to be learned from beasts."
Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula is a visually spectacular adaptation of Bram Stoker’s famous and legendary story, Coppola turns this classic and hair-raising story of good vs evil into an absolutely glamorous show of colors, lights and shadows and with his masterful ability of creating unique and exciting atmospheres he makes us feel all the horror, madness and wickedness of the evil Count Dracula. The overall tone of Coppola’s film comes very close to the original story’s and that’s what separates this from so many other messy adaptations. Dracula is a precise and neat cinematic adaptation which shows why many people have fell in love with the story…
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #21
I vomited a total of three times throughout the 127-minute runtime of Dracula. Not that it has anything to do with the film though, food poisoning.
Its just for your information. Now, to the film.
Dracula is very ambitious, an astonishing technical achievement in cinema. Here, Francis Ford Coppola used match cuts, cross dissolves, lightning and multiple exposures to their full potential. The entire film is done without CGI. It is like nothing I've ever seen, indeed an admirable work by an admirable director. (Coppola fired his standard visual effects team and replaced them with his son, Roman Coppola.)
"We've all become God's madmen, all of us."
Though blessed with a stellar cast (Winona…
"Civilization and 'syphilization' have advanced together." or "Perhaps, though I try to be good, I am bad."
A truly beautiful sex panic phantasmagoria and an unheralded analog technical spectacle. Paralyzed by fear and awe of desire. The traditional, the rational, the modern: all crumble powerlessly, and time collapses in the face of lust. Fuck or die.
I once told someone that Keanu Reeves was so bad in Bram Stoker's Dracula that it was "like Ted took a bogus journey to Transylvania."
I love this movie despite him and not just because of the extreme hotness of Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder.
Possibly the most thematically apt adaptation of Dracula ever, seeing as it moves and makes sound, yet is not actually alive.
"No. Do not see me."
That whole sequence still gives me chills.
Now and forevermore, this is still the greatest Dracula story committed to film. And still one of the most sensual mainstream films I've ever seen in a theatre.
How many masterpieces does Francis Ford Coppola have on his resume again?
Still one of the boldest films ever made (at least on a technical level). The editing, sound design, and magnificent score all slap you around like a rag doll, making sure you're always on your toes, while the dazzling display of in-camera effects would be enough to make Méliès himself weep with joy.
On top of that, the sexual tension practically drips off the screen into a giant heart-shaped puddle of lust. It's also possibly Oldman's greatest performance. A big call, I know, but coming from a straight man, even I was hypnotized enough to let him bite the fuck out of me.
I mean, not even the ridiculous casting of 'Johnny Utah' is enough for me to think this no less than a masterpiece, and sadly for Coppola it seems, his last.
To me this is the only movie version of Dracula that does the book and legacy of the vampire justice.
The practical make up and effects really put you in the world and are never distracting. In a way it makes you feel as if you are under a vampiric spell as well. The classic tale of long lost love and the end of an age of monsters. Gary Oldman plays the count in all of his forms and does a great job capturing the mysterious character. My favorite thing about this film is the use of shadows on the walls behind Dracula himself, timed just slightly off from his actual movements, it gives him a creepy otherworldly existence and…
I wish I could like this movie more than I do. It's beautiful and cheesy, which places it right in my wheelhouse. Keanu is horrible, but I don't think Ryder and Hopkins are any better. I think for me, the failure lies in the casting. (Although it's got Richard E. Grant, who always makes me happy.)
"Glorious mess" is almost certainly overly used as a descriptor for movies, but if that's not quite what Bram Stoker's Dracula is, it's exactly what it feels like. The film is magnificently designed, each frame an incredibly stylistic piece of gorgeous baroque architecture. The control of the frame is similarly, impressively adorned, with slides inwards, outwards, and sidewards; spiraling rotations; and disorientating movements from a bevy of angles. Indeed, it as if the film felt that the only way we could see remotely close to enough of it's well-bedecked, to put it lightly, world was to constantly change our view so we could see through every possible vantage point. Almost astonishingly, the cuts are somehow syncopated so as to not…
Film #13 in Project 90s
I've never really heard anything about this movie. I just came upon it not long ago and it was like, an adaptation of Dracula featuring Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola? Gotta see this. I expected it to be a bit of a mess, but the opening was so good that my expectations raised significantly... only to be drastically let down. It suffers from a similar problem as one of my other recent viewings, "Romeo + Juliet". You have part of the cast comprised of experienced actors who really understand and embody their roles, and then you have these attractive, popular leads who are talented, but not with this kind…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…