Eiko Ishioka's costume design is one of the reasons I chose to immortalize this horror-love movie in my iPhone 6 Plus, other than that Francis Ford Coppola is at his best.
I really like how similar this movie is to the book! I'm not a big fan of the romance between Mina and Dracula as there was nothing of that sort in the book, but overall I think this is one of my favorite movies
From the costume design to the color palette, the soundtrack to the architecture, weird choices to camera angles and at times the symmetry, the intelligent use of shadow, the persistent sense of dread following every step of the journey, this flick has so many rights that you might as well leave the wrongs in its background - and willfully forget about them.
I wouldn't think of some scenes having what we could call ludicrous acting or even some of the shots presenting odd camera movements - everything's just part of the spectacle.
We're brought to a place where we transit between lust and naïvety, science confronted by the unknown, the supernatural longing through eternity for something so mundane and ever so frail: eternal love.
This movie, along with "Interview with the Vampire" and "Let the Right One In" (curiously those two also being based on books), albeit not up to par with the same flamboyant execution/borderlining pure amazingness, are to me some of the best cinematic renditions on the theme, specially considering contemporary ones.