• Josh Eckert

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Josh Eckert 14 Oct, 2014

    OCTOBER HORRORFEST 2014

    Ham-fisted, over-the-top, inaccurate (there's no reason other than marketing to call this "Bram Stoker's" Dracula) and yet this is such a great take on Dracula. It also showcases one of my all time favorite Gary Oldman performances.

    I never noticed it before this recent viewing but Coppola seemed to go out of his way to shoot this like a classic Hammer Horror film. Lots of fog and very obvious sound stages. Also, great use of Tom Waits as Renfield.

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  • YI JIAN

    ★★★ Watched by YI JIAN 21 Oct, 2014

    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…

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  • Tarryn-tino

    ★★ Watched by Tarryn-tino 19 Oct, 2014

    Dracula took 128mins to do exactly what Nosferatu did in 81mins and made a really horrible job of it. How this film has an average rating of 7.5/10 on IMDB, i don't know.

    I love Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins, but I don't even think they could have saved this for me. I actually couldn't wait for it to end. I can't even really put into word how ridiculous I thought this was and don't even get me started on…

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  • Jack Cox

    ★★★½ Watched by Jack Cox 18 Oct, 2014

    There is no question this is the best adaptation of Dracula, while it's not the best overall this is the most faithful to Bram Stoker's book. So in that way it succeeds where the previous have fallen slightly short.

    There is also no question this is the most beautiful adaptation as well, director of photography Michael Ballhaus delivers exquisite picture perfect images from beginning to end, if it's not Eiko Ishioka's costumes, it's Thomas Sanders and Garrett Lewis' Production Design…

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  • Coheed

    Added by Coheed

    Film #17 for my Halloween season of reviews - letterboxd.com/coheed/list/halloween-31-for-31-2014-edition/

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  • Martin Kørra

    ★½ Watched by Martin Kørra 17 Oct, 2014 1

    My thesis stands.

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  • Sean Summ

    ★★½ Watched by Sean Summ 16 Oct, 2014

    What a baffling experience.

    To put it plainly, any moment involving Gary Oldman is mesmerising, and any moment with Anthony Hopkins is engaging. Pretty much any other moment is aggressively painful.

    In the early scenes between Oldman as the old Dracula and Keanu Reeves, the film literally went from a 5 star film to a half star film from shot to shot. I kid you not. To have dialogue between such an operatic, intentionally melodramatic, and haunting performance and the…

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  • Evan Morgan

    ★★★★ Watched by Evan Morgan 12 Oct, 2014

    Cinema of attractions.

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  • Dale Nauertz Dale

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Dale Nauertz Dale 11 Oct, 2014

    By far my favorite "Dracula" film, and one of my top five Coppola films. Gary Oldman gives a dangerous, charismatic and yet strangely romantic performance as the lead. Oldman is modern cinema's greatest chameleon, and that has rarely found a better showcase than here where, despite playing the same character throughout, he becomes nearly unrecognizable from one scene to the next. Credit the magnificent makeup department for that as well. They did a fantastic job with Oldman and, to a…

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  • "Greg Adkins"

    ★★ Rewatched by "Greg Adkins" 11 Oct, 2014

    Beautiful in technique, groan-worthy in narrative.

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  • Travis McNinja

    ½ Watched by Travis McNinja 11 Oct, 2014

    A convoluted mess from start to finish. Holy. Shit.

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