Here are five of Ishioka’s most extraordinary creations from an under-appreciated movie packed with invention.Coppola’s film opens on the plains of Eastern Europe, where Oldman’s Vlad Tepes is leading an army of Christian knights into battle against invading hordes from Turkey. Their commingling suggests an intimacy beyond mortality.
NOTE: If you and your significant other resemble any of the couples we make fun of, we’re not making fun of you…we’re making fun of fictional characters. The first time I saw ZOMBIELAND, I rooted for these two to get together. The two shared a special moment and the next day she stole his car and took off without warning.
Given imaginative free-rein by Coppola, Ishioka’s costumes for star Gary Oldman brought the vampire count to life and freed him from the black cape and evening wear the character had become associated with through iconic Universal and Hammer portrayals by Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee.
arresting visual impact - a contribution rivalled only by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar’s stirring orchestral score - and do much to counteract the film’s somewhat questionable casting choices, with Keanu Reeves as wooden as a stake playing heroic lead Jonathan Harker.
When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high.
I've always been like that: when I was 15, there was a guy I liked, and we made out, and I thought that meant he was my boyfriend. Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don't think I could do it if that was a possibility.