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Movie Details

Title:   Bram Stoker's Dracula
Director:   Francis Ford Coppola
Year:   1992
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   2
Last Seen:   05.25.08

Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- The Godfather
- The Outsiders
- Rumble Fish

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
05.25.08DVD I remember being pretty disappointed with this when it first came out. Of course, I was pretty much a kid back then so I wanted more blood or whatever... I picked this up on impulse because it had a Coppola commentary and some documentaries that looked interesting (I have vague memories of seeing vidio footage of the cast sitting around a table reading from the EPK stuff when the movie first came out so I thought the behind-the-scenes stuff for this movie might prove interesting). I'm glad I revisited it because there's really a lot to like here. Yes, the lovey-dovey scenes get tired fast but luckily there are only a handful of them. There's also Keanu... but other than that, there are tons of in-camera visual effects that are pretty great and the overall design and photography of the film is wonderful. Had a good time watching this again and going through the DVD materials.
11.13.04Netflix When i saw this in the theater i really hated it. Now, given about a dozen years of growth and change, I really thought this was great. Sure Oldman's performance was a little over the top at times but... come on, he's Dracula. In particular, I really like Coppola's use of very old camera tricks and techniques for effects. moving shadows and shifting sets and simple dissolves and multi-exposure shots still hold up when done as well as they are here.
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