Interview with the Vampire

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Geffen Pictures Released 1994

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Director:
Neil Jordan
Released:
1994
Rating:
R

Reporter Daniel Molloy has landed a story of a lifetime, a 200 year long lifetime. Louis de Pointe du Lac has agreed to tell Molloy about his history, beginning in 1791, when he met Lestat, the owner of a neighboring Louisiana plantation who offers to take away Louis' pain and suffering from the loss of his wife and child. Lonely Lestat has lived a lonely existence as a vampire and tutors Louis in the life of bloodsucking. Eventually, a young girl, Claudia joins their "family" as a daughter figure, but tensions grow between the two men and eventually a violent confrontation takes place. Louis and Claudia relocate to Paris, where they meet vampires Santiago and Armand and learn details of the vampire life Lestat never told them. Louis continues his story to the present day and how Lestat returned to his life.

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  • 90

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    His sumptuous film is as strange and mesmerizing as it is imaginatively ghastly. It's a sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of Ms. Rice's story.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A stronger plot engine might have drawn us more quickly to the end, but on a scene by scene basis, Interview with the Vampire is a skillful exercise in macabre imagination.

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    But the film also has its turgid, dialogue-heavy stretches, and the leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immor...

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    • Production budget - $60,000,000
      Domestic gross - $105,264,608
      Worldwide gross - $223,664,608

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $202,722,510
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $430,741,649

    • Filming locations:
      Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England
      Deptford, London, England
      Destrehan, Louisiana
      Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
      Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana
      Richmond, Surrey, England
      New Orleans, Louisiana
      Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
      Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier, 8 rue Scribe, Paris 9, Paris, France
      Palais-Royal, Place du Palais Royal, Paris 1, Paris, France
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Richmond, Surrey, England
      Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1, Paris, France
      San Francisco, California
      Shreveport, Louisiana
      St Paul's Church, Deptford, London, England
      Vacherie, Louisiana
      Whitechapel, London, England
      Wilton's Music Hall, Whitechapel, London, England

    • Taglines:
      1. Drink From Me And Live Forever

    • Music:
      Terpsichore and Harp Concerto in B Flat

      Written by George Frideric Handel
      Adapted by George Fenton
      Performed by The King's Consort
      Sonata in F Sharp
      Written by Antonio Soler
      Adapted by George Fenton
      Performed by Joanna Leach
      Sonata in E Flat Adagio E Cantabile
      Written by Joseph Haydn
      Adapted by George Fenton
      Performed by Joanna Leach
      Sympathy for the Devil
      Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
      Performed by Guns N' Roses
      Non più andrai (from Le Nozze di Figaro)
      Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • Distributor - Warner Bros.

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period piece, the high class, bloody and violent, Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, Classics