Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 35mm at The Plaza was an Epic Experience
Bram Stoker’s Dracula: The Timeless 1992 Classic Continues to Captivate audiences today. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing it in 35mm at the Plaza in Atlanta. Film are always meant to pick you up and immerse you in the the experience. This time I was instantly taken back to my teenage years seeing it in the theater with my friends. I was to immersed in the film to think about taking a photo of all the beautiful film grain that some of us pay money for in films.
If you get a chance to see old classics you love in the theater, especially a historic theatre presenting it on 35mm I highly recommend you do so. These theaters treat this experience as it is theme night and sometimes people even cosplay to come watch. Theaters like the Plaza make it important to take care of all the little details from the staff dressing up if they choose to, too the lights matching the theme of the film. I noticed this for the first time last night.
For Dracula the lights were red, but when we saw Alien a week prior the lights were blue. It is those little atten to details that makes us come back for more. I will expand more about this theatre in another article.
I am sure by now you have seen this film. If you have not there are SPOILERS AHEAD…
The Mandela Effect
I believe I discovered the mandela effect in this film. This scene below is iconic and probably one of the most beautiful yet painful parts of this film. This is the moment we realize that love stood the test of time.
So many people remember this as “THE FAMOUS KISS”. Although there are photos of the grand kiss and tons of fan art but in the original film their lips never touch in this scene. Did you catch this too this? Let me know in the comments.
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” is a classic horror film released in 1992, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel of the same name, the film follows the story of Count Dracula and his quest to move from Transylvania to England in order to find new blood and spread the undead curse. The film features an all-star cast, including Gary Oldman as Dracula, Winona Ryder as Mina Harker, and Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing.
Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” was released in 1992, bringing a fresh and visually stunning take on the classic novel to the big screen. Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Keanu Reeves, the film transports audiences to a world of dark romance and supernatural terror, capturing the essence of Bram Stoker’s original novel while adding its own unique twist.
A stand out element of this film for me is Gary Oldman’s portrayal of the titular character. Oldman’s interpretation of Count Dracula is both terrifying and charismatic, making him a memorable and captivating figure on screen. The chemistry between Oldman and Ryder as Mina Harker is also a highlight, adding an emotional layer to the story that is often missing from horror films.
Although I am a fan, I feel this was one of Keanu Reeves weakest performances, but over time he has truly redeem himself over the years.
In addition to it’s literary merit, “Dracula” has always had a profound impact on popular culture. The novel has inspired countless adaptations in film, television, and other media, and the vampire genre as we know it today owes much of its popularity to Stoker’s creation.
“Dracula” is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the gothic horror genre but let’s be honest here it is also a love story that has stood the test of time. The novel’s vivid descriptions of Transylvania, its castles, and its dark, mysterious forests create a world that is both beautiful and frightening, and it is a world that continues to captivate readers and audiences alike.
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” also explores themes that continue to resonate with audiences today, such as the struggle between good and evil, the power of love, and the duality of human nature. These elements, combined with its stunning visuals and memorable performances, make it a timeless and unforgettable adaptation.
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