Cinemaball 11: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

This week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn venture to the gloomy and foreboding realm of Transylvania via Francis Ford Coppola’s lurid 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We get into the film’s bold visual style, the way it calls attention to its own artifice, and the film’s psychologically complex handling of the place where sex and death collide. Of course, we have plenty to say about Keanu Reeves’ much-maligned performance, as well as the way Anthony Hopkins creates a Van Helsing who relishes life. Before all is said and done, we offer up our ratings on the film, and Carolyn announces our next cinematic destination!

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Read Angelica Bastien’s piece The Grace of Keanu Reeves, referenced in this episode.