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.
This is a luscious film with staggering achievements in the practical effects and costume design departments. Between the dark romance and the impressionistic cinematography I often find myself wondering why I don't rate the movie higher, but then Keanu delivers a line and I remember.
"There is much to be learned from beasts."
For me - for better or worse - Francis Ford Coppola's version of 'Dracula' is my definitively favourite version of 'Dracula' that exists.
After all, it came out the year before I was born, and when I was growing up in the subsequent years after that, it became one of those forbidden grown-up films shown on TV late at night, but occasionally I saw images from it that were mighty disturbing to me as a kid, and it became one of those horror films that I was almost afraid to ever watch, because there was this irrational fear of it perhaps having some sort of intangible living malevolent force about it…
I’m not sure it’s possible for me to be objective about this film, seeing as how it was one of the first R-rated films I was allowed to see, and my first viewing of it was on a Halloween night, no less. Not as iconic as Browning’s take on the tale, nor as “pure” or critically popular as Murnau’s Nosferatu, Coppola’s take remains the most faithful to the book in spirit, tone, and plot and is my favorite overall. It even nods to the book’s construction as a series of journal entries, diary confessionals, and recorded medical musings. Everyone loves to rag on Keanu Reeves’ performance here, but I’d counter that he’s actually note-perfect. If you want to delve into…
Dracula di Bram Stoker è un groviglio di visioni sulla cupidigia di vita che impregna lo spettatore. Un po' ridondante ma indimenticabile.
This film pisses me off. On the one hand it has one of Gary Oldman's finest performances (and that's saying a lot!), visually it's simply spectacular in every way. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission. The fact that 99% of the fx are all practical/in-camera fx is amazing. So why does it piss me off? Outside of Gary Oldman (and perhaps Tom Waits) the casting is some of the worst I've ever seen in a movie. Even the great Anthony Hopkins is comically bad in this movie. This could have and should have been an instant classic. Alas it is what it is. A seriously flawed masterpiece.
Amazing movie adapted from Bram Stoker's novel. Perhaps the most faithful adaptation among all Dracula movies. Gorgeous cinematography and art direction. It won three Oscars.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Yeah, she was in great pain! Then we cut off her head, and drove a stake through her heart, and burned it, and then she found peace."
When I was a child, I watched a great many titles of mediocre vampire movies with a shallow plot and thin characters. But there was always this one vampire film that I remembered quite well, remembering how creepy (and cool) Dracula looked in that movie due to the great practical effects. Revisiting this movie, I had thought that this would easily be my most enjoyable Coppola film yet.
But today, I found myself laughing watching what's supposed to be a scary horror movie today. That's not a good thing.
From the very beginning,…
Certainly well made but very boring for most of the time and just not for me.
Francis certainly went all out, coco loko, balls to the wall or however you want to phrase it with this sweet adaptation of Bram Stoker's tragic tale.
First, the visuals are above and beyond lush, the shadow trickery and special effects are exceptional and the production design first rate. Second, Oldman and Hopkins deliver barnstorming performances, all others are well suited to their roles and Keanu is, well, Keanu. Let's just say that he adds some much needed levity to the proceedings! Third, forget Charlies Angles and Destiny's Child, Monica Bellucci and her horde of vampiric vixens are the sexiest trio to ever melt my television. Smokin!!
Well, what's wrong with it, you ask? Its overlong, saggy in the middle…
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…