Monday, February 14, 2011

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

This Valentine's Day, please spare a thought for that love sick fool, Dracula, as portrayed by Gary Oldman in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). You might think that you know what it's like to suffer a broken heart but stand back because this Dracula will school you all in how to carry on like it's the end of the world.

A single manly tear? Forget it!

There's just no consoling this immortal crybaby!

It was a shock to see Dracula helplessly blubber like this back in '92 and, honestly, I'm still not used to it. I know it's tough to be a stiff-lipped stoic when it comes to matters of the heart but did no one involved in this production ever suggest that Dracula's waterworks had gotten out of control?

A hit from Cupid's arrow is more devastating to this Dracula than a wooden stake through the heart. So on the occasion of Valentine's Day, I salute this emotional school girl. And a Happy Valentine's Day to all!


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Dom Coccaro said...

That's why I'm down with Count Orlock. He would just eat a rat and move on with his life.

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Jeff Allard said...

Cool, Dom - I hope you'll be giving some attention to LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, one of the nuttier and lesser-known vampire movies out there.