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Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by
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Lucy's funeral procession, shown after she is pronounced dead by Dr. Seward, shows four pallbearers carrying her to her final resting place. The four men are carrying what looks to be a wooden casket, which is a rectangular four sided box. Yet when in the crypt, Lucy is in a stone coffin, which is six sided and shaped more like a body profile. See more »
[upon seeing two voluptuous vampire women - one rubbing a table seductively, the other rubbing the bedpost seductively]
My God! What on earth are you doing to the furniture?
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After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »
Mel Brooks's scattergun approach to comedy has a number of misses. Spaceballs was OK at parodying its genre. This film is far more sophisticated and well played.
The successful jokes are on the culture of Victorain times with references to an engaged couple who after 10 years have suddenly held hands being condemned as immoral, prostitutes, lechers and the like.
Into these cultural and successful observations Brook's introduces Leslie Nielson doing a great impression of Bela Lugosi's Dracula with the difference that his powers are incompetent.
Seeing the Lugosi movie will give you the basis to appreciate the sophistication of this film.
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