Bram Stoker’s Dracula is Fucking Gorgeous

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Francis Ford Coppola’s take on the original King of the Vampires, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the most unlikely blockbusters I can think of.  Everything about it seemed ripe for failure:  It’s far too artsy, the plot itself is vague and unengaged, the actual scares and gore horror movies are known for are pretty few, and it’s completely self-indulgent.  Yet, armed with a production budget of $40 million, it went on to make $215 million worldwide.

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