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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - Francis Ford Coppola

How is it that I have gone all of this time never seeing this movie? How is this possible? This is one of the best adaptations of book, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. At least that I have ever seen, yet I feel conflicted because this movie paints Dracula as a sympathetic romantic and that's not how I see him or how he is supposed to be. Like I said though this has to be one of the best interpretations of the book and one of the most graphic.
I really enjoyed the movies special effects, in fact I was blown away by them. Dracula's shadow and transformation scenes were really on point for 1992. Credit also goes to the all star cast that puts on a stellar performance here, including Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Tom Waits. Any movie with Tom Waits in it that I have seen so far has not been all that bad, Coffee & Cigarettes, Domino, and now Dracula, Pretty decent.
If your not familiar with the story I will give you the skinny of it. Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula, los…