Bram Stoker's Dracula
Heart of Darkness
Article by Janine Pourroy
 
In undertaking his film adaptation of Dracula, director Francis Ford Coppola was determined to remain faithful to the original Bram Stoker novel while still leaving himself adequate freedom to examine it through his own sensibilities. Rejecting high-tech effects, he opted to employ old-time cinema illusions supervised by his son, Roman Coppola, with a host of providers includingMichael Lantieri,Cannom Creations, Matte World,4-Ward Productions, Fantasy II, Colossal Pictures, Visual Concept Engineering and Available Light.
 
A Close Encounter with Steven Spielberg
Interview by Don Shay
 
Once upon a time, a watershed motion picture challenged the long-entrenched Hollywood notion that unidentified flying objects and the forces behind them must be inherently evil. Choosing instead to speculate upon exraterrestrial visitation as a benign phenomenon, writer director Steven Spielberg fashioned a classic tale of everyday people swept up in extraordinary events. On the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary, Spielberg reflects upon Close Encounters of the Third Kind — its concept, its casting, its effects.
 
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Commercial Spot: True Colors
Effects Scene: Full Moon Rising
Commercial Spot: Sci-Fi Pest Control
Profile: Doug Beswick
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