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…
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.
"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.
Wonderful journey through the history of cinema using Dracula as a conduit.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Starring Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins. It was a great experience indeed to watch this one of grand version on Dracula, after Nosferatu The Symphony of Horror, Nosferatu The Vampyre, Dracula (original). Gary Oldman gives as usual one of his best performances, which keeps the level of thrill and horror in the film on the top-level.
An intense & massive tapestry of damnation, desire & blood worthy of the literary legend and (amongst other things) a strong score by Wojciech Kilar.
Uma estrela pela baranguice do filme e uma estrela pelo Keanu Reeves velho.
Cristo, que filme ruim.
I pretty much doubled this with 2015's What We Do in the Shadows. It was actually a good choice.
The high drama and gothic romance of this film fits perfectly with Coppola's over-the-top visuals. He is in control of his film, even with the hammy acting. It is high opera, in a way, with exaggerated emotions that work to get to the gothic distortions of emotions we all contain within our hysteric selves.
We all can get seduced by this sort of thing every once in a while, much as Mina and Lucy do with the Count himself.
Once upon a time, I promised myself never to see a Baz Luhrmann film again. I broke that promise unknowingly.
My goodness, what a fucking disaster.
Everyone but Hopkins gives bad performances and the plot is atrocious, we don't know why things are happening until almost 2/3 through this 130 minutes movie.
the sound editing was good, I guess.
The movie became much more interesting when I realized that all the effects were being done in camera. But that was more of a technical respect than it was enjoyment of the movie.
I of course liked Oldman. Was kind of indifferent on Ryder. And I continue to not like Hopkins. Also, this isn't one of Reeves better casting choices.
I'm pretty sure the actual title of this infamous movie is "Bram Stoker's Dracula." However, it is really isn't. This is more "Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula."
This film is a lush, violent, often stunningly beautiful and unintentionally comical. Despite all of it's many flaws, there is some strange cinematic magic brewing here.
While the movie seems to be aching to be a true literary adaptation, it actually only manages to pull a few forgotten details with plenty of additions from screenwriter, James V. Hart. So many "strands" from Stoker's work are present without any level of explanation or exploration. This is particularly odd when one considers the movie's running time exceeds the two hour mark.
Coppola is most certainly more…
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…