BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA
1992, Sony Repertory, 128 min, USA, Dir: Francis Ford Coppola

Gary Oldman turns in an iconic performance as the legendary Count Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Bram Stoker's horror classic, which tells the vampire's story as a love triangle involving the count, young lawyer Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) and Harker's fiancée, Mina (Winona Ryder). Anthony Hopkins co-stars as vampire hunter Van Helsing.


THE DARK KNIGHT
2008, Warner Bros., 152 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Nolan

Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) must protect Gotham City from the Joker (Heath Ledger, in an Oscar-winning performance), whose path of destruction turns Batman’s potential successor, district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), into the disfigured villain Two-Face. The all-star cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. While the bravura action sequences come fast and furious, Nolan’s exploration of the characters’ psyches - and the issue of vigilantism - is equally skilled.


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