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Portrayal of the elegantly decadent world of vampires and their prey, which features the perverse Lestat (Cruise) who decides to make 18th-century New Orleans aristocrat Louis (Pitt) his latest recruit. Only problem is Louis is horrified by his blood-sucking nature and whines about it for 200 years (it does get tedious). Lestat even makes a child-vampire, Claudia (Dunst), for their own very dysfunctional family but this doesn't turn out well. Director Jordan brings some much needed humor to the dark mix along with some overdone gore. The first book in Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" was a 17-year film project beset by controversy, including the casting of Cruise (who looks nothing like Rice's description of the character, although Pitt does), leading to an outcry among the cult book's fans though Rice finally came around. Slater replaced the late River Phoenix as the interviewer.

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Available on Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Vampires, Books to Film: Anne Rice, Vampire Babes, New Orleans, Period Piece: 18th Century, Period Piece: 19th Century, Period Piece: 20th Century, Paris, Stagestruck, Director/Star Teams: Jordan & Rea, Fires
Anne Rice
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Domiziana Giordano
Philippe Rousselot
Neil Jordan
Elliot Goldenthal
Stan Winston
Stephen Woolley, David Geffen, Geffen Pictures, Warner Bros.


MTV Movie Awards 1995: Male Perf. (Pitt), Breakthrough Perf. (Dunst), Most Desirable Male (Pitt).

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Interview with the Vampire
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I first saw this movie when I was younger and I really liked it. A young journalist interviews Louis, a 200 year old vampire in 1991. He didn't believe Louis until he started telling him his story. Louis lived in the 18th century in New Orleans, and at the time he was twenty four years old. He was an estate owner and a widower. Louis was on his way to self-destruction by alcohol and other things, when Lestat, a vampire, found him and bit him. Louis didn't exactly realize at first what he has become and wanted to leave Lestat and still didnt like his life, until one night when they turned an orphan girl, Claudia, into a vampire. Louis took a liking to Claudia, and Lestat, Claudia, and Louis would live together for centuries. Throughout the interview, Louis talks about their journey with trouble, curse, and love over the past 200 years.