All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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.
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.
Coppola's version of Dracula is certainly an ambitious one, quite an astonishing technical achievement in cinema. Here, Francis Ford Coppola used match cuts, cross dissolves, lighting 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."
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.
aka Bram Stoker's Dracula
Film #3 in my 31 Days of Horror
Although I've not read the novel I assume this is quite a faithful adaptation. The Dracula films I've seen most are maybe the 1970's Hammer Horrors. This somehow manages to recall those 70's versions whilst also being very 90's.
It's biggest strength is how stylised and visually arresting it all is, from the production design to the transitions to the Oscar winning costumes and make up. This, combined with some gloriously over the top acting and dodgy accents, make it a fun Romantic Horror romp - for the most part.
Where it falls down is the middle section of the story by which time the novelty has worn…
It should never be forgotten that Keanu Reeves was in this film.
La mejor de las películas de Dracula (y de vampiros) que se ha hecho hasta la fecha, y seguirá así por lo menos durante mucho tiempo. Y eso que he visto todas las de Dracula, sin exagerar. Sí, incluso la del negro. Coppola lo vuelve a hacer con ayuda de un fantastiquérrimo Gary Oldman con acento exótico. Tom Waits es TOP (Waits, jeje) también, haciendo de chalado-enamorado del longevo conde, y Anthony Hopkins es el mejor Van Hellsing de la puta historia. Lo siento, Hugh Jackman.
It's hard to see how this incomprehensible mess ever managed a certified fresh on RT. It is a grandiose debacle, one of those pieces of art where no one was told no, so it's full of insane and whacky nonsense. But it fails to be simply a fun bad movie by holding on to too many plot threads, dragging out scenes of inscrutable and discordant drama, and flat acting (with the exception of Tom Waits and Anthony Hopkins).
There are an awful lot of absurd/bad creative ideas here, few of which really seem like they'd be redeemed with better execution. Dracula's castle is a very '80s industrial-Gothic, blocky and adorned with superfluous iron girders. The landscapes are all done in…
Used to think it was three in half stars until nipples were licked a plenty and ten times at once. Was that Keanu Reeves' nipple? I guess? I guess that was the Keanu Reeves nipple scene that we have. If you wanna see every nipple, even some by accident, then here ya go. I guess Batman and Dracula get nipples to suck on.
If only I could've bitten into that doughnut just as I saw Winona's face every time I saw it.
I am totally aware of how profoundly, totally flawed this movie is but I still enjoy it a lot, I think because Coppola seems completely invested in the material and the world Dracula is set in, and that comes through in the creepy, off feeling of Transylvania and the handmade effects. However Reeves is fucking terrible and it sometimes is an awkward hodgepodge of tones and ideas. Still when it works it really works.
Starting my "Don't Go In There!": An Homage to Horror Films movie challenge from today til Oct 31st with Bram Stoker's Dracula. Coppola creates an astounding and visually enthralling world, with the help of a phenomenal performance by Gary Oldman.
Excellent visuals and performances from Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins make this movie worth watching. Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder should not have been cast, and the script could also use some work, but overall it was pretty good. Glad I rewatched it, I forgot just how weird it was at times.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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