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Prime Tech: "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

Prime Tech: "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
"Bram Stoker's Dracula"

Samuel Goldwyn Theatre
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

A 20th anniversary screening presented as part of the "Prime Tech" screening series by the Academy's Science and Technology Council featured Variety tech columnist David S. Cohen and Oscar-winning makeup artists Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke and Matthew W. Mungle, and Oscar-winning sound editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone.

A newly struck 35mm print courtesy of Sony Pictures and the Academy Film Archive


Director Francis Ford Coppola assembled an international crew of artists to bring to life the story of the doomed Transylvanian prince during his bloody journey from the Middle Ages to the turn of the twentieth century.

Largely set in London during the waning years of the Victorian Era, "Bram Stoker’s Dracula" follows the conflicted vampire, played by Gary Oldman, as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love and leaves behind a trail of victims. The creative team’s efforts to craft the strikingly vivid and novel combination of visuals and sound were rewarded with Academy Award wins for Costume Design, Makeup and Sound Effects Editing, as well as a nomination for Art Direction.

Academy Award winner: Costume Design (Eiko Ishioka); Makeup (Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke, Matthew W. Mungle), Sound Effects Editing (Tom C. McCarthy, David E. Stone)

Academy Award nominee: Art Direction (Thomas Sanders; Set Decoration: Garrett Lewis)

1992. 130 minutes.

The "Prime Tech" screening series showcases Oscar-nominated and winning films that have been recognized in at least one technical category. Panel discussions illuminate the art of filmmaking from a science and technology perspective, examining how technical elements can augment a film’s narrative capabilities and enrich the overall viewing experience.