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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

Paris was surrounded by the German army on September 20th 1870, until January 1871 due to the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War. This was an obvious danger after the defeat of the French army on September 2nd. No-one in Paris, however, seems to notice.
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Character error 

Louis tells his interviewer that he saw the sun rise for the first time in 200 years when he watched his first movie. It is implied that Louis saw the movie when it was new, or almost new, in the late 1920s, when he had been a vampire for less than 140 years.
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Continuity 

In the very beginning, just before Louis begins his story, the shot from outside the window shows Louis' hair down. The next shot in the room of Louis' back shows his hair pulled back in a low pony tail.
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When Louis kisses Widow St. Claire, he gets some lipstick stain on his nose and in the next shot it's gone.
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In the Theatre des Vampires, Santiago unties the string on the woman's shirt but just seconds before this it is seen already untied and she moves it to cover herself.
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When Lestat teaches Louis the rat blood trick, Louis drinks blood from the glass and in the next cut to him the glass is completely clean, showing not even a drop of blood in it.
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In the middle of a movie, after Claudia cuts off her hair, she throws scissors on a floor. But in the following scene, after she screams when her hair grows back, she walks out and you can see her holding the scissors in her hand again, and with them she leaves the bloody cuts on Lestat's face.
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In the scene with the two whores Lestat puts the one he hasn't killed in the coffin. Before he does so he throws the lid off the coffin, glasses in all. The lid lands completely on the floor, but in the next scene the lid is back on the coffin and Lestat is closing it over the screaming girl.
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When Louis is walking along the beach early in the movie, his coat is perfectly neat and unwrinkled despite the fact that he had been dumped in the water the night before.
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Factual errors 

Three scenes show a sailing ship with hoisted sails while at anchor (on the river during the opening shot at Ponte du Lac) or at the dock (when Lestat first attacks Louis, and later when Louis and Claudia flee the city). No responsible sailing captain would have allowed that to happen.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

After Louis becomes a vampire, his reflection is visible in a puddle of water in the cemetery: Although in Vampire mythology it is said that a Vampire cannot see his/her reflection, it is clear that in this adaptation a Vampire can see his/her reflection (In addition to the puddle, Claudia looks in the mirror after she has cut her hair and sees her reflection)
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Revealing mistakes 

During the fight after Lestat returns from his 'death' in the swamp, the rear of his shirt flies up revealing perfectly normal skin (as apposed to his badly decomposed face/hands).
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After Lestat kills the tavern woman with Louis's help and replaces her head on the table, her eyelids move slightly.
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As Armand and Denis (the boy with Armand) begin to walk out of shot, Denis looks straight into the camera.
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Even considering the supernatural powers of vampires, and perhaps his hat was on real tight, when Santiago "dances" up to the top of the tunnel, his hair and cape should have fallen due to gravity.
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In the scene where Lestat is filling the wine glass with a rat, it is obvious that the rat is fake.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Crew or equipment visible 

On the Golden Gate Bridge, just as Daniel's Mustang crashes into the other car, you can see a man in a black hood driving the car.
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Factual errors 

The scene with the well where Claudia and her 'mother' are placed to be incinerated by sunlight is not possible in Paris, as the well is vertical. For the sun to shine directly down into it, it would have to be directly above their heads. This can only happen on earth between the latitudes of 23,5 N and 23,5 S. As Paris lies at the latitude of 48 degrees North, they will escape the sun (and live happily ever after).

Revealing mistakes 

In the scene where Louis sets fire to the vampire lair, one of the blazing vampires tumbles down a staircase, bumping into the wall on camera right. The wall moves, revealing that it is a set.
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