I stumbled upon a brilliant Podcast titled Lore and this was the first film that came to mind while I was listening. This film is the most accurate adaption (even if there is a monster love story that was never there) of Mr. Stoker's work. Having read the novel and being mildly obsessed with Vampire lore of the non-teenage variety, I had to give it another look. I found Francis Ford's operatic presentation, along with the startling optical effects and cinematography, to be incredibly engaging. It has the craftiness of classic films that lend a charm that later 90's films abandoned for digital effects. All that goodness intertwined with Hopkins, Oldman, Ryder, and yes even Reeves, make this deranged, even perverse, tale worth a viewing. It also makes me long for the day that craftiness returns to cinema. .
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