BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Director Francis Ford Coppolas
Year 1992
Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins
Rating R
Run Time 128min
Age Policy

21 and up. No one under 21 admitted.

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Francis Ford Coppola’s big screen version of DRACULA is the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. In 1992 the film was a huge box office hit. Over time though, like most of Coppola’s work in the 90’s, BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA has fallen off in popularity. It’s a shame because the film is so expertly and boldly crafted. Coppola uses a very controlled and elegant visual style, which emphasizes both the erotic and gothic elements of Stoker’s story. The set and costume designs are beautiful, original and ambitious. All of the first-rate technical craft is met with great performances by Gary Oldman, as the infamous, titular vampire, Anthony Hopkins, and Winona Ryder. Even Keanu Reeves shows some acting chops. While the character of Dracula is usually portrayed as a campy vampire caricature, Coppola’s film brilliantly and successfully finds the darkness and tragedy behind one of the most famous literary characters ever.

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