Driver has also dated Harrison Ford and Matt Damon.
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.
Ishioka’s best-known and most enduring work remains the Oscar-winning costumes she created for (1979).
The pair met when Ishioka designed the Japanese poster for the latter film and struck up a friendship.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of Japanese visual artist and designer Eiko Ishioka (1938-2012) on what would have been her 79th birthday.
Born in Tokyo, Ishioka trained in advertising before casting her unique eye for patterns and detail towards more creative avenues, designing sets, costumes and promotional materials for operas, album covers, music videos and movies, working with such cutting-edge artists as Miles Davis, Björk and Tarsem Singh.
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.
A few years ago I wrote a piece on my blog Day of the Woman about unrealistic horror couples, this isn’t to be confused with “worst horror couples” or like what Ryan Turek over at Shock Till You Drop posted, “Doomed Horror Romances.” Instead, I wanted to focus on couples in horror movies that really have no business being together.
Some of these couples I’m judging from the shallow perspective of appearances, but some of these couples just don’t seem compatible.
Their commingling suggests an intimacy beyond mortality.