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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

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A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Anne Rice (screenplay), Anne Rice (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Louis
Christian Slater ... Malloy
Virginia McCollam Virginia McCollam ... Whore on Waterfront
John McConnell ... Gambler
Tom Cruise ... Lestat
Mike Seelig Mike Seelig ... Pimp
Bellina Logan ... Tavern Girl
Thandie Newton ... Yvette
Lyla Hay Owen Lyla Hay Owen ... Widow St. Clair
Lee E. Scharfstein Lee E. Scharfstein ... Widow's Lover (as Lee Emery)
Indra Ové Indra Ové ... New Orleans Whore (as Indra Ove)
Helen McCrory ... 2nd Whore
Monte Montague Monte Montague ... Plague Victim Bearer
Kirsten Dunst ... Claudia
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé Nathalie Bloch-Lainé ... Maid (as Nathalie Bloch)
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Storyline

It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire. Written by <VincentVga@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Drink From Me And Live Forever

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence and gore, and for sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Interview with the Vampire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,389,705, 13 November 1994

Gross USA:

$105,264,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,664,608
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Geffen Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Jordan retained final cut on the film. See more »

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) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Louis: So you want me to tell you the story of my life?
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of River Phoenix 1970-1993 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shrek (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Terpsichore and Harp Concerto in B Flat
Written by George Frideric Handel (as George Frederick Handel)
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by The King's Consort
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The Saga of a Vampire with Human Soul
29 May 2017 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In San Francisco, the journalist Daniel Malloy (Christian Slater) interviews in a hotel room a man called Louis (Brad Pitt) that claims to be a vampire. Louis tells that he was the owner of a plantation in New Orleans and happily married with a daughter. In 1791, he grieves the loss of his wife and daughter and has no wish to live anymore. Out of the blue, he meets the vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise) that attacks him and asks Louis to choose whether her wants to die or to turn into a vampire. Louis accepts to be a vampire but is reluctant to kill humans, drinking animal blood to survive while Lestat feels pleasure in killing human. When Louis meets the girl Claudia (Kirsten Dunst), who has just lost her mother in an outbreak of plague in New Orleans, he does not resist and drinks her blood. Lestat turns Claudia into a vampire to keep Louis with him. Louis treats Claudia as a daughter while Lestat teaches her to be a killer. Years later, Claudia gives laudanum to kill Lestat and flees to Paris with Louis where they meet the vampires Armand (Antonio Banderas) and Santiago (Stephen Rea) that pose of actors in a theater with other vampires. But a tragic event changes the saga of Louis in Europe.

'Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" is a Gothic film that discloses the saga of Louis, a vampire initially with human soul. His grief and pain for the loss of his wife and daughter; his transformation into a vampire and relationship with the Lestat; his love for the vampire girl Claudia; his wrath for the vampires in Paris; his return to New Orleans are told in a screenplay written by the author of the novel Anne Rice and directed by Neil Jordan. The changing of behavior of the immortals Louis and Lestat along the centuries is intriguing with the bon vivant Lestat losing his interest in life and Louis questioning the meaning of many things that he has experienced. The cinematography and the art direction are amazing and the haunting music score complete this good film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Entrevista Com o Vampiro" ("Interview with the Vampire")


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