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.
Brief summary of this film:
Keanu Reeves: *attempts to talk with a posh English accent*
Tom Waits: *screams*
Anthony Hopkins: *attempts to talk with a...??? accent*
Winona Ryder: *constantly confused*
Keanu Reeves: *attempts to act*
Anthony Hopkins: *laughs wildly*
Winona Ryder: *questions morals*
Gary Oldman: *does the most acting in the entire film*
Tom Waits: *screams*
Anthony Hopkins: *screams Christian exorcism bullshit that he'll recycle 20 years later in The Rite*
There's some serious 90s stunt casting happening here.
Very grim, a rich atmosphere throughout, the age-old gothic tale that dwells in the souls of man and under the bed of children. Some parts are blah, but all others are seeped in tragic wonderment.
Nota = 9,5
While there are creepy moments, interesting practical effects, and a great "feel" to the movie, Keanu Reeves is terrible and Winona Ryder doesn't do much better. Gary Oldman is excellent, though. Casting can make a massive difference in a movie and with two lead actors failing to fit in with the time period of the film, it can really wreck a movie that gets everything else right.
Coppola's "Dracula" is a conglomerate of multiple ideas that honour the heritage of this classic story of love and tragedy. Out of all film adaptations, this one definitely comes closest to its literary source material, both by keeping the story elements mostly intact and by employing the epistolary format characteristic to the period. Though, as with all of the adaptations, the character of Renfield again received a much needed expansion of his role. As far as I remember the novel, he is only an insane person with no connection to the story other than the fact that his insanity is taken advantage of by Dracula, who somehow communicates with him. Really, he is a character that either needs to be…
Visual style was cool
I hate this movie.
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…