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A Movie Confession

It may come a surprise to you that one of my favorite movies of all time is Bram Stroker’s Dracula. If a vampire was going to devour me whole then  I would give my neck to Gary Oldman for better or worst. He masters the character of Dracula with torturous grace in an indulgent cinematic masterpiece.

As times change so does the image of the vampire.The ideal candidate is no longer the long tresses Transylvanian vamp.  Sadly, a clean-cut clan of vampires  from the  Twilight saga has taken his throne for handsomest of them all.

I confess I read all of the books like a giddy teenager ignoring the fact that Edward could be considered a dangerous stalker with obsessive compulsive issues.

I will also confess to you that I played hookie this afternoon with a friend and we went to Breaking Dawn.  We sat in the theater giggling and laughing at the most inappropriate of times. It was when I left the theater – I felt a little guilt for enjoying the movie a little too much.

My heart only has room for so many vampires and Gary Oldman will always be my one  true love of darkness. I have a wandering eye, may have cheated a time or two, but he knows I always comeback to his blood-thirsty ways. Afterall, he is Dracula! I just hope he forgives me…

Do you have a movie confession you would like to get off your chest?

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  1. I love Bram Stroker’s Dracula and I brought the worst person with me to see this movie, my brother. First he did not understand the movie and Second kept saying throughout the movie “I want to suck your blood”. I love a good horror movie – the more gore the better and better have good screaming too:)

  2. I have to confess I’ve never seen Dracula ( but I will rectify that asap) …I always loved Louis and Lestat until Edward came along, with a brief side trip for Angel ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer)…I freely admit that I’m a bit, ok, a lot, obsessed with Twilight…I’m going back to see Breaking Dawn again tomorrow night!!! I cannot wait…:)

  3. I keep trying to read the new movie title as Breaking Wind…

    Last vampire I enjoyed was Barnabas in Dark Shadows, and that was a long time ago.

    Only confession I’d make is to loving the original Star Wars trilogy.

  4. If I could watch vampires or horror movies, I’d go see this one just because you recommend it – however, alas, none are worth the nightmares! I reckon I’m the sensitive type! Or, maybe I’m just not mature enough….!

  5. It should be noted that Gary Oldham transcends all. Whether he be a vampire or an interstellar villian, an abusive warden or an abusive drug-soaked punk.

    Any movie benefits from his inclusion, and i wear my man crush on him with pride =]

  6. I started reading the Twilight series 2 years ago. I got halfway thru the second book and totally lost interest, but as a promise to my ex DIL I am going to give it another shot after the first of the year.

  7. Nobody tops Dracula! I just recently watched that movie again (it had been years) and I gotta say, it holds up real well. Definitely more enjoyable for me…then again, I’m nowhere near a Twihard.

    God, did I really just write that?

  8. Never a fan of vampire movies no matter how hot others think them vampires are. Moreover, I don’t prefer watching horror movies or anything that have bodies being mutilated and blood spurting everywhere in them. Yuck. I also turn my nose up at books turned into films, but weird thing is, I get enthusiastic every time I see the movie trailer of one of my favorite books. So I watch it, ends up disappointed, sees another movie trailer again, becomes enthusiastic – it’s a cycle. I have just seen the trailer of Let’s Talk About Kevin based on a novel of the same title by Lionel Shriver and well…go figure 😀

    1. That’s funny! I know not very many books live up to our expectations in a movie. It is hard to find one that was very well done…Oh! Wait! One just came to mind – The Last of the Mohicans. Beautiful, gut-wrenching, wonderful movie!

  9. My favorite movie is……oh wait! I don’t have one. Truth be told I never was one for the movies until just about a year ago. Hence my knowledge does not extend to anything before the 21st century. When my friends debate about the classics I feel really left out and forgotten. Besides that I have read and loved the twilight saga. The books only!

  10. I don’t think I have any movie confessions. Oh wait, yes I do. I own “15 and Pregnant.” And I watch it now and again.
    I love all vampires. I come by it naturally. My mother thinks she is a vampire. (She calls herself Vampire Queen Extreme). Yeah, we are a weird bunch. But she doesn’t do the Twilight series. Too fake for her. She likes blood! I, on the other hand, love them. I have read some of the books, but I just prefer to watch the movies.

  11. I LOVE Bram Stoker’s Dracula! Would have been perfect if Keanu Reeves had not been in it. But he’s easy enough to ignore.

    I love vampire movies in general. Although I have a hard time acknowledging the Twlight series as vampire movies. I went to see the first one in the theater with my niece. I had a hard time sitting through it.

    As far as vampire movies and guilty pleasures go though, I absolutely LOVE The Lost Boys. I could watch that one over and over again.

    I also have a thing for drug movies. I find movies about drug addicts to be some compelling and fun. Which is funny because I am one of the most square people you could ever meet.

    1. He is very easy to ignore! But it was an amazing movie! I also love Lost Boys Jason Patric, Kieffer Sutherlands, the Cory’s, it’s a classic! I still hear Kieffer Sutherlands voice “Those are maggots! You are eating Maggots Michael!” Loved it!

      I think it is very sweet you took your niece to Twilight and you survived all that glitters 😉

  12. For scary or thriller movies, I’m a big Hitchcock fan: The Birds, North by Northwest, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho.
    I could watch these movies on a continuous loop for at least a week!

  13. Found you from Tillybud – I hear it’s your birthday. Hope it’s a happy one!
    For cinematic, no one compares to Oldman. For literary, love Lestat (notice I did NOT pick Cruise’s movie version?).
    My Confession: I went to see Breaking Dawn with another mom – both of us just desperate to get out of the house for an evening – and looking forward to seeing the remade Footloose. Alas – it had moved on for the vampire flick. We had no idea. Hadn’t read the books, see any movies; and the most cardinal of sins according to the gaggle of giggly girlish teens: didn’t know Jacob from Edward.
    The were only so glad to catch us up – as we also didn’t know this was the Part 1 of 2 for the final book.
    I thought it was okay. I think I might be Team Edward, but mostly because I think I’d have to go to jail if I picked Jacob. I might even read the books and see the movies I have missed. Or at the very least, read the last book so I don’t have to wait an entire year to know how this strange teen angst tale ends.

    1. Thank you! I had a great birthday! It was full of sunshine, margaritas, and boogie boarding!

      LOL! You should definitely read the books! They are just a fun read! I think Part 2 of breaking dawn will be the kicker for me! I suspect it will be much more fast-paced 😉 I am all for Team Edward…

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