Interview with the Vampire Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Interview with the Vampire the Movie

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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.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
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
Screenplay
Anne Rice
Cast
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Domiziana Giordano
Cinematography
Philippe Rousselot
Director
Neil Jordan
Music
Elliot Goldenthal
Other
Stan Winston
Producer
Stephen Woolley, David Geffen, Geffen Pictures, Warner Bros.

Awards

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

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