Bram Stoker’s Drac­ula (1992)

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Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola’s stun­ning (and fairly faith­ful) adap­ta­tion of the clas­sic vam­pire novel is a movie lover’s dream, as the di­rec­tor elected to rely on old-school cin­e­matic tech­niques for his bold, bloody and highly the­atri­cal in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Cop­pola ac­cen­tu­ates the ro­man­ti­cism of the story, with their Drac­ula (Gary Old­man) a fierce war­rior whose ev­ery move springs from his love for his soul­mate ( Wi­nona Ry­der). Af­ter she’s killed, he lives on for cen­turies, even­tu­ally find­ing her rein­car­na­tion in a Vic­to­rian-era bride-to-be. Old­man, Ry­der and An­thony Hop­kins (as Pro­fes­sor Van Hels­ing) are fine, other cast mem­bers less so (Keanu Reeves is hope­lessly mis­cast as Jon-

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