Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola
Written By: Bram Stoker (Novel) James V. Hart (Screenplay)
Score: Technical:Â 90, Story: 90, Acting: 90, Overall Score: 90%
This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel. A young lawyer Jonathan Harker is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of Eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker’s betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina’s closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy’s friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away.
Coppola does deliver a wonderfully filmed piece of a forgotten time, the era is not taken on much these days and it will definitely be able to stand the tests of time.Â Many of the shots were done with a very elegant style to them, itâ€™s the first time I had ever seen some of this style and I was not disappointed with what I watched.
A Heart Stopper is the rating that this film receives on the Roger Moore movie scale, and no one I feel would be able to call this movie anything but.Â I absolutely loved this movie and feel it should be in everyoneâ€™s collection, itâ€™s in mineÂ and it should be in yours.Â The cast could not have been better chosen and the story was absolutely wonderful.Â As always be afraid, be very afraid.