Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Image
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  • Summary: Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Guy Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and shadow. (Zeitgeist Films)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. The visual style is at once deliberately archaic and slyly postmodernist, slinky and sensuous from first frame to last.
  2. 100
    It's a highly erotic work that at no point seems staged. Credit brilliant use of fog, mirrors, silhouettes, slow motion and special effects worthy of a music video.
  3. 90
    Maddin's genius is so inescapably idiosyncratic that his work seems destined to remain a cult taste. Although Dracula won't change that, I hasten to add that this is the most inventive vampire picture of the last 80 years.
  4. For all its eccentricities and technical quirks, Dracula is a compelling expressionistic work.
  5. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    80
    This arty approach may dismay hard-core horror fans, but it captures the dark grace of the original with wit and style.
  6. Magnificently sensuous and macabre.
  7. Maddin chops it up into a feature-length antique-bloodsucker video, and the result takes hold neither as dance nor as silent horror dream.

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