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Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king... Written by
Aaliyah was the first actor to be cast for the film. She was enthusiastic about taking the role due to her fascination with Egyptian mythology and also being a huge fan of vampire horror fiction. See more »
The passage that Jesse cites, which tipped her off about Lestat being a real vampire, is not actually part of the song used in the film. See more »
There comes a time for every vampire when the idea of eternity becomes momentarily unbearable. Living in the shadows, feeding in the darkness with only your own company to keep, rots into a solitary, hollow existence. Immortality seems like a good idea, until you realize you're going to spend it alone. So I went to sleep, hoping that the sounds of the passing eras would fade out, and a sort of death might happen. But as I lay there, the world didn't sound like the place ...
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Dedicated to Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979 - 2001 See more »
The Queen of the Damned, awakened by the sound f Lestat's music, is woke to a new world.
The Queen of the Damned, awakened by the sound f Lestat's music, is woke to a new world. As one who has read the first five vampire chronilcles, I must admit some dissapointment. No with Aaliyah, who was wonderful as Akasha, or Stewart Townsden. But with whoever brought the book to the screen. Facts were wrong (Lestat's maker, for one) while some were altogether missing (the story of the twins). Where is Maharet's reason for wanting Akasha dead? Why a gudge to last 6000 years? What makes Akasha such a danger? Because she killed a few vampires who tried to attack her? Because she helped Lestat? These are questions the movie leaves you with. And Lestat? Where is his lust for the kill? Why turn him into Louis? Now, as much as it pulled from Anne Rice's novel, it was, unto itself, an entertaing movie. Townsden s amazing with the filmaker's version of Lestat and Aaliyah is grand as the doomed Akasha. Too much time explaing "The Vampire Lestat" and not enough explaining "The Queen of the Damned." But fr all its cons, its still worth Aalyiah's acting. It will see my movie shelf.
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