Along for the ride with Cruise and Pitt is a very young Kirsten Dunst as the disillusioned vampire child Claudia. But when I saw the film, I had to admit that he absolutely nailed the role. In other words, surviving, in and of itself, was a motivation that outdid any other. One of the key players in such a task is surprisingly Tom Cruise as the bad influence Lestat. The cinematography was beautiful, considering that almost all of the film of course takes place at night. Even if you have to kill a human, is there a more moral way to do it? At just over 2 hours long though, this may put off the viewer looking for an all out action vampire piece or those with little patience.
However, this too is really asexual, and so again, gender has no bearing on the eroticism of the kill. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. What makes the film interesting is how every character has a background and each character has different things that make them tick. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire. The end clearly establishes this fact nicely. A point in the film that leans on stereotypical vampire views sets the tone of the film perfectly, fiction aside Vampires aren't so unlike humans which is portrayed through the emotions or rejection of them throughout. It seems that Jordan is a good director for getting performances as Dunst gives a fine performance at such a young age, definitely showing more promise than the usual teenage focal points she has set herself on since.
When a vampire loves another, or a mortal, it is truly from the heart, as no sexuality of any kind ever enters into it. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Jordan, going for realism and with blood being an important part of vampire life includes graphic details. One area that I applaud but others may disclude is the vivid scenes of a gory nature used profusely throughout. Synopsis It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. In one of his more challenging roles, Cruise conveys a charm that fits the theatricals of his character perfectly. It would seem that such a serious tone to a fictional tale would make it hard to enjoy but with a mixture of dark humour throughout the film knows not to take itself 'too' seriously.
Most of the time when a film is based on a novel it will try to capture the themes of the novel by choosing areas to work from. It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Told from Louis' viewpoint as he struggles to find some meaning in a life he knows will never end, we are taken on a ride across the centuries, as Louis' outlook and happiness undulate whilst characters and relationships come and go. While Lestat is the most enjoyable character and practically the teacher, Louis and Claudia are the key elements to a story of self-discovery concerning the dark world they have joined. Left only with a look of ferocity and impertinence Cruise works his role to a brilliant combination that really brings out the character of Lestat making him extremely fun to watch. In Rice's world, the vampires are absolutely sexless. The fittest always survives, and whoever is lower down the food-chain will be eaten.
I have the advantage, having read Rice's books, so here is the deal on that. Gripping from start to finish, you will be enamoured at the vampire-world opened up to you; and by the end, you are left wondering what choice you would have made, given the one that Lestat never had. The rest of the cast was excellent as well, with the only minor quibble that Antonio Banderas was too old for the part of Armand. Alongside Louis' turmoil in coming to terms with his now eternal life, a secondary theme is explored, which is the notion of survival. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. How would eternal life affect each person? Whilst Louis, who began as a depressive wanting to die, thinks of eternity as an extended curse; Lestat, who seems to live every second as it comes, barely even considers the future three minutes hence.
People can be brooding, contemplative, cautious, reasonable, carefree, hedonistic, optimistic, emotional - and every shade in between. Other than this Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas share little screen time but enough to make their characters wholesome enough. Far from in your face the film allows a taste of each period with a mixture of light and colourful scenes to the more prominent dreary settings it encompasses. Luckily Anne Rice also writes the screenplay and understands more than anyone else what areas need addressing, providing the backbone to the dialogue and plot. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire.
Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. For those who may not be able to overlook the vampiric content, look again. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Minor quibbles aside like some hokey dialogue from time to time and despite Pitt underplaying his performance a little, among the Vampire genre and even as a drama this is a classy piece of work from a intelligent director with a flair for dark style in most of his other films too , and more importantly produces a epic tale with sturdy direction. Interview after all is a drama at heart with horror elements but what sets it apart from others is the humane way in which it's dealt with.
The story is propelled by vampires Louis Pitt and Lestat Cruise , each representing a different take on life. Kirsten Dunst was adorably evil. Jordans realistic touches add only to the plausibility of the vampire way of life, emphasising the grotesque way of living they are lumbered with for eternity. What would happen if told their lives would never end? And most importantly, if a way of living was bringing meaning to a person's life, would that still work once life was infinite? Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire. With a combination of Anne Rice's script and Neil Jordan's direction, the overlooked Interview with the Vampire not only looks great but contains good material. Despite attempting abstinence, and then attempting to drink only the blood of rodents, this basic feeding instinct proves too much for Louis.