Don't Forget To Love, part 4 of 24

Welcome to the Single-Minded Movie Blog advent calendar. Between the 1st and the 24th of December every day will bring you a short post about a film or a TV-show you shouldn't forget to love.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

We've all got mad love for Francis Ford Coppola, how could we not, when this is the guy who directed The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now in the same freakin' decade? After these masterpieces something started to go wrong, he seemed to lose his way, until Dracula came along.

Coppola wanted to go old school with this film. Everything was shot on sets, and he vehemently refused to use any modern special effect techniques, so everything was done with models, mirrors and camera tricks. He even employed an ancient hand-cranked camera for a sequence!

This is a film from a man who has nothing left to prove, who merely wanted to create a good old-fashioned film, with passion and power, filling every frame to the brim with nostalgia and love for the movies. It's a sight to behold, and even the worst miscasting in history - Keanu Reeves - can't ruin this perfect little gem for me.

Never forget to love it.

1 comment:

  1. And it was the movie that introduced Monica Bellucci to the rest of the world