Friday, 24 March 2017
BRAM STOKERS DRACULA (1992)
Keanu Reeves stars as a young lawyer (Jonathon) who is set with a task of meeting and sealing a deal with the wealthy Count Dracula, who is buying up multiple properties in England. With hopes of securing a large enough commission to able to take care of his wife to be (Winona) Jonathon ventures into transylvania to meet with the count and ends up getting co-erced to staying the month with the Count, who is perfectly cast with Gary Oldman. This is of course where it gets weird.
The weirdness then spreads to London when the count makes his way over to England when the count sets his sights on young Mina whom the count believes to be his long lost love from centuries ago. I won't go into too much more detail for fear of ruing the plot experience but rest assured it is an interesting watch from start to finish.
It is the attention to detail in this film that really sets it apart from other works and lends itself to multiple viewings and sets it firmly in the realms of classic cinema. One thing that really strikes me is the way the producer (Francis Ford Coppola) used the shadows of the count to portray his supernatural existence. This is immensly captivating and the soundtrack perfectly conveys the creepy gothic horror feel of the film. The ladies are erotic and suggestive as all hell and this only serves to heighten the atmosphere of the film. I can't say enough good things about this movie
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