Film #29 of Scavenger Hunt 4
Task 1. Film featuring reincarnation
Mi opinión de ésta película está llena de contradicciones. Por un lado, encuentro la actuación de Gary Oldman como algo asombroso, le da una vida que el Conde Dracula carecía en el libro y en el resto de las adaptaciones. Le da un proposito a su obsesión con Mina Murray. Oldman toma el papel y lo hace suyo.
Por otro lado, Keanu Reeves interpreta a Jonathan como si…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.