Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
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In 1791, plantation owner Louis De Pointe Du Lac is unhappy with the life he has, until Lestat De Lioncourt comes into his life. Lestat, a vampire, allows Louis to make the decision of either death or life as a vampire forever. And not until his decision is already made, does Louis realize what he has become. He refuses to take human life and is about to leave when Lestat, being the clever being that he is, turns a little orphan girl into a vampire to make Louis stay. The story is told by Louis in 1991 to an interviewer about the lives of himself, Lestat and Claudia through trouble, death, curse and love over the past 200 years.
Drink From Me And Live Forever
Also Known As:
Interview with the Vampire
Title: Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Release Date: November 11, 1994
Runtime: 123 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror
Sound: Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for vampire violence and gore, and for sexuality.
Brad Pitt ...Louis de Pointe du Lac
Christian Slater ...Daniel Malloy
Virginia McCollam ...Whore on Waterfront
John McConnell ...Gambler
Tom Cruise ...Lestat de Lioncourt
Mike Seelig ...Pimp
Bellina Logan ...Tavern Girl
Thandie Newton ...yvette
Lyla Hay Owen ...Widow St. Clair
Lee E. Scharfstein ...Widow's Lover (as Lee Emery)
Indra Ove ...New Orleans Whore (as Indra Ove)
Helen McCrory ...2nd Whore
Monte Montague ...Plague Victim Bearer
Kirsten Dunst ...Claudia
Nathalie Bloch Laine ...Maid (as Nathalie Bloch)
Jeanette Kontomitras ...Woman in Square
Roger Lloyd Pack ...Piano Teacher (as Roger Lloyd Pack)
George Kelly ...Dollmaker
Stephen Rea ...Santiago
Antonio Banderas ...Armand
Nicole DuBois ...Creole Woman (as Nicole Dubois)
Micha Bergese ...Paris Vampire
Rory Edwards ...Paris Vampire
Marcel Iures ...Paris Vampire
Susan Lynch ...Paris Vampire
Louise Salter ...Paris Vampire
Matthew Sim ...Paris Vampire
Francois Testory ...Paris Vampire (as Francois Testory)
Andrew Tiernan ...Paris Vampire
Simon Tyrrell ...Paris Vampire
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Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Horror Film Trailer 1
Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Horror Film Trailer 2
"Terpsichore and Harp Concerto in B Flat"
"Sonata in F Sharp"
"Sonata in E Flat Adagio E Cantabile"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
More Movie Taglines:
- Drink From Me And Live Forever
- Louis: 1791 was the year it happened. I was 24, younger than you are now. But times were different then, I was a man at that age: the master of a large plantation just south of New Orleans. I had lost my wife in childbirth, and she and the infant had been buried less than half a year. I would have been happy to join them. I couldn't bear the pain of their loss. I longed to be released from it. I wanted to lose it all... my wealth, my estate, my sanity. Most of all, I longed for death. I know that now. I invited it. A release from the pain of living. My invitation was open to anyone. To the whore at my side. To the pimp that followed. But it was a vampire that accepted it.
Yvette: [to Louis] Are you not hungry sir? Lestat: Aux contraire mon cher, he could eat the whole colony. [starts to laugh] Louis: [as Yvette starts to pick up Louis's plate he grabs her arm and looks at the veins in her neck] I'll finish it, Yvette. Now leave us.
Yvette: Ummm... Monsieur Louis. You don't want any supper no? Louis: No, ma chère. Yvette: We're worried about you, master. Why is it that you don't go riding in the field? And how long since you've been to the slave quarter? Everywhere there is death. Are you still our master at all? Louis: That will be all, Yvette! Yvette: I will not go unless you listen to me! You must, you must send away this friend of yours. The slaves they are all frightened of him... and they are frightened of you. [touches Louis's hand] Louis: I'm frightened of myself. [Indulges in close contact with Yvette. Then begins to bite her wrist. She starts to scream out. For a moment he is too caught up in biting her. She cries out louder and he snaps into reality. He puts his hand over her mouth, wrestles her to the floor and kills her] Louis: [Louis walks outside carrying Yvette's lifeless body. He speaks to the slaves who have come to see what all the screaming was about] Hear me now! This place is cursed, damned, and yes your master is the devil! Get out while you can! You are all free men! You hear me? [Louis gives Yvette to a nearby slave and takes hold of a torch] Louis: Run, flee, save yourselves! [waves torch wildly at slaves to make them leave and then goes inside to set house on fire]
Louis: Her blood coursed through my veins sweeter than life itself. And as it did, Lestat's words made sense to me. I knew peace only when I killed and when I heard her heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.
Louis: For 30 years I had avoided that place. Yet I found my way back there with hardly an upward glance.
- Christina Ricci, Dominique Swain, Julia Stiles, Erin Moore and Evan Rachel Wood auditioned for the role of Claudia.
Author Anne Rice wrote the original part of Lestat for the novel with Rutger Hauer in mind. The book was published in 1976. By the time a movie was to be filmed, Hauer had become too old to portray the ever-young looking vampire. Upon learning that Tom Cruise had been cast, she was quite disappointed and expressed concern that Cruise could not carry the part. After attending a screening, Rice wrote a letter of apology, quite pleased with Cruise's portrayal.
Tom Cruise wanted a private set, and hence tunnels were built to escort the actors to and from the set. This was done so that the vampire's makeup effects would remain a secret.
Tom Cruise was placed on an elevated platform during some scenes to reduce the height difference between his character and other vampires.
The scenes set on the riverfront in New Orleans (including the infamous "Chat Noir") were filmed on a false front built on the levee downriver from the actual French Quarter. The entire set was constructed around the old section of Jackson Barracks, a National Guard post.
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