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"I am Count Dracula."
KatharineFanatic from United States
12 July 2005
This is a nice little documentary (included on the recent re-release of
"Dracula" on DVD) that walks us through the basic process of filming.
The best interviews are with Frank Langella and the director, both of
which show a lot of enthusiasm for the project. There's a lot of focus
on Langella's earlier stint on Broadway in the role, but it also delves
into the performances by the supporting and leading actors. They talk
about the casting and how it took them all by surprise, some of the
more difficult shooting days, the eternal war raged between Langella
and the studio over whether or not his infamous Count would bare fangs
and drool blood (you can guess who won that round, if you've seen the
film), and the disappointment when the film failed to do well at the
box office, thanks to a summer season accustomed to laughing at
You'll learn what Langella hates most about the movie (I'll give you a
clue: it's what every woman swoons over), be walked through numerous
little details that give the film class (ever wonder who chose the
perfect height for that cape collar?), and draw the same conclusion
that I did: it was a very nicely done little production that pays
homage to a fantastic film.
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