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.
"All life interests me."
This movie is like one giant video game can't skip cutscene
So much weirder than I remembered. Kind of surprised at the level of mainstream/boxoffice success it had.
Although he tries really hard, not even Keanu Reeves can ruin this movie.
I really like what FFC did to the source material. Giving Dracula some background and motivation is clever and the movie benefits from it. Still this is a very faithful adaptation of the Dracula story.
They kinda went their own way with the visual style and the effects and I guess you will either love or hate it depending on who is watching.
Pra fazer tudo o que o Coppola pretendeu para Dracula e ainda assim este ser um filme conciso e equilibrado, ele precisaria ter, pelo menos, umas 4 horas de duração. E eu me pergunto o porque de não ter esse tamanho, eu assistira com prazer. Não é só a adaptação da história de Bram Stoker, Coppola quer que seja a história do cinema e do avanço tecno-cientifico do fim do século XIX. Só podia dar um filme imperfeito, confuso e over the top. Mas quantos são os filmes que a gente vê que parecem ser conduzidos unicamente por uma paixão que parece ser movida é pela loucura? É um filme com arestas, mas o que é executado é feito com…
Almost as good as Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.
Coppola's last great film is a bold and over-the-top tribute to the beginning of the cinema. What prevents it from becoming a masterpiece is some melodramatic excesses and a clumsy last act.
ממרחק של 23 שנה, נראה "דרקולה" כשיא האחרון בקריירה של קופולה וגם רמז אסתטי לתקופה החדשה ביצירתו, שבה התמסר לנסיונות כמעט סטודנטיאליים עם המדיום הקולנועי על חשבון סיפור ודרמה. כאן, קופולה ניצל את העובדה שהעלילה של הספר מתרחשת בשנים הראשונות של הקולנוע, כדי להפוך את הגרסה שלו למחווה נועזת, מוקצנת ומאוד לא שגרתית לקולנוע המוקדם - בעיקר אקספרסיוניזם גרמני. החופש של קופולה להשתולל בכל הנוגע למדיום, עם שימוש בצבעים מוקצנים, תיאטרליות מוגברת, סופר-אימפוזיציות, איריסים וצלליות, לצד נבחרת שחקנים מופלאה וגישה רצינית ומעמיקה למיתוס של הרוזן הערפד - הופכים את הסרט לחוויה יחודית ומרתקת. מה שמונע מהסרט להתעלות לדרגת יצירת מופת הוא כמה מעמדים מלודרמטיים מוקצנים יתר על המידה, באופן שפוגם באמינות הרגשית של הסיפור, וגם מערכה אחרונה מסורבלת מדי, שלא מאפשרת לסרט להגיע לקתרזיס מיוחל.
I wish I had better things to say about this movie. On paper it seems like a good idea, but unfortunately I don't believe it was executed as well as it could've been. It had potential, certainly - but some things are better left undone.
For the record, I'm not big on many of the Dracula adaptations save for the Hammer series. To me those are the only ones worth watching, but that's totally just my opinion.
I think there are people out there who will enjoy this far more than I do, and more power to them. There are a bunch of flicks I love that others hate, and vice-versa. I think objectively the film is fine; it's shot well and directed nicely - but to me it just doesn't deliver in all the areas it could've and should've.
I preferred the 20s movie Nosferatu, it lacked all the moaning and boobs and was a half hour shorter, plus it was silent so I didn't have to suffer hearing the silly dialogue. The very end of this rendition was way more badass though.
As much as I appreciate Coppola's habit of sticking to the book and being very detailed and managing to show how everyone is feeling and what their backstory is, this isn't one of my favorites of his. I'm probably not this movie's target audience. It certainly was a more romantic take than I'm used to seeing of the story which was interesting.
I counted about 8 pairs of nipples.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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