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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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When Mel Brooks and the rest of the filmmakers gathered together for the first time to discuss the making of the movie, one of the early questions was should the picture be made in black-and-white, mainly because Brooks' earlier film Young Frankenstein (1974) was made in black and white in order to give the movie the feeling of the old Universal Frankenstein films. This idea was dropped, mainly because, as Steve Haberman said in the audio commentary of the film in DVD, a lot of the great Dracula movies were in color, specifically the Hammer pictures starring Christopher Lee and Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula (1992). See more »
During the dance scene with the big mirror, we see Dracula spinning Mina around. The camera then pans slowly towards the mirror, and we see Mina spinning around midair. She spins at the same speed as in the part of the shot that includes Dracula. However, we can see in the background the white-gloved hands of the conductor, moving up and down at a very slow rate. This suggests that the midair-Mina was actually spinning a lot faster and the scene was slowed down. See more »
"Dracula: Dead and loving it" (1995) has to be one of the most if not the most underrated Mel Brooks comedy. As inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, this movie is part of the absolute highlights in the career of Brooks. I didn't like "Robin Hood: Men in tights" (1993) half as much. It had some good moments here and there and couple decent laughs but overall it left me pretty disappointed.
"Dracula: Dead and loving it" was phenomenal, script was so hilarious almost every joke hit the bullseye. I didn't expect much when I started to watch it for the first time couple of years ago. Critics made this one look like a waste of time and that's what I afraid it would eventually be. Surprisingly I found myself rolling on the floor laughing like a maniac. I watched it again almost immediately and I was laughing to its ingenious and outstanding humor days and days afterwards.
I mean how can they possibly make this classic story look so damn amusing and ridiculous? I love the terrific cast. Lelsie Nielsen makes one of the wittiest performances of his life as Count Dracula. Next year he played the leading role of almost unbearable "Spy hard". I guess he already gave everything he got in this film and had nothing left to make the audience laugh anymore.
Peter MacNicol is wonderful as Renfield and Mel Brooks steals the show in the scenes where he plays Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. "Dracula: Dead and loving it" is absolutely sensational parody masterpiece and I simply can't understand people who seem to find it bad. Definitely one of the funniest films of the 90's. If I have to list the most funniest movies I've ever seen in my whole life, this one will most certainly be mentioned too. 10/10.
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