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…
"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.
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.
I know I should probably say something in this review that does not involve my crush on Anthony Hopkins. Um, for some reason (that defies logic) my mom would not let me watch The Body Guard or Pretty Woman but this one was perfectly okay. I was into melodrama that summer (books where people accidentally end up married to their cousin/uncle/sibling) so I really loved this movie.
However, looking at it now, I can't help but wish I had not been subjected to Keanu Reeves in this. And I don't normally say things like that. If someone is slightly miscast, I can usually ignore it. But in this case, two awkwardly bumbling people was just one too many and since…
Francis Ford Coppola's mastery of captivating visuals are in full force in this great adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel.
Though weakened by a sub-par Keanu Reeves performance, everything else on display is aces. From Gary Oldman's now iconic portrayal of Count Dracula to a delightfully unhinged Van Helsing in the form of Anthony Hopkins, this is a treasure trove of horror.
Featuring still impressive practical effects and a cornucopia of in-camera techniques, Dracula comes highly recommended.
An intriguing interpretation of the myth, well cast and effectively crafted by Coppola, making for a truly unsettling experience, no doubt his aim. Gary Oldman is fantastic here, and with Hopkins they lend the film its class despite the presence of Keanu and Ryder, their mere presence threatening the audience's full immersion into the film's period. And the haunting score certainly adds to the mood.
This film is everything.
LOVE NEVER DIES.
Um filme que mostra o verdadeiro Dracula!
So many people have tried telling me that Coppola genuinely had no clue what he was doing when he directed this adaption of Bram Stoker's quintessential literary brain-child, yet after seeing the film for myself and doing some research into the overall vision as it was before the cameras started rolling, the only thing I'm convinced of is that the American moviegoer at large just isn't used to the kind of bigger sensation that the filmmaker is attempting to achieve. The Man himself says he was attracted to the potential of evoking something of an erotic dream, and that's just what he's done. This isn't your father's Dracula, or even your father's father's. In Coppola's vision, the titular count transforms…
Film bello e molto affascinante, soprattutto se si tiene in considerazione l'anno in cui è stato girato. Mi è piaciuta molto la storia d'amore tormentato ben rappresentata e alcune scene dal fascino seduttivo che nei film degli ultimi tempi sembra essersi perso chissà dove. Tuttavia in alcuni punti l'ho trovato un po' lento e confusionario (ho perso il filo in alcune parti) ma più che tollerabile per un film molto complesso per quegli anni :)
There's a first time for everything and this was my first time NOT watching this from VHS. Hah! I was in love with this film in my early teens, and still enjoyed it a lot. However, the acting skills of Keanu Reeves (or better: the lack of acting skills) make his scenes a bit too cheesy. Nevertheless still worth watching, and one of my favourite vamp-films.
Haunting and bloody romance drenched in old school filmmaking sensibilities that prove crazy entertaining. A visual feast.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Brood
- Winter Light
- The Changeling
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…