Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Music by John Williams
Dracula | USA | 1979 | 35mm | 109 min. Director: John Badham
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Cast: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Kate Nelligan Bram Stoker’s legendary bloodsucker saga is given a lush, fog-filled 70s update from Badham, director of Saturday Night Fever. The suave and sexy Langella, recreating his turn from a successful Broadway production, is the perfect Dracula for the disco-era and Olivier is an enjoyably hammy Van Helsing. Badham eschews a pop soundtrack, opting for a wonderfully doom-laden orchestral sound courtesy of composer John Williams.