Based off of a novel and screenplay written by Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles was directed Neil Jordan.
In Interview with the Vampire, Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) turns Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) into a vampire then becomes his teacher. Two hundred years later Louis visit's journalist Daniel Malloy (Christian Slater), then tells him about his life. Tom Cruise does a fantastic role of bringing Lestat de Lioncourt's character to life right out of the pages of Anne Rice's novel.
When it comes to vampire movies, Interview with the Vampire is a personal favorite. It contains all the right elements of story, dialogue, humor, and suspense. Too many vampire movies these days are cheesy gore movies.
Although the film is seen through the eyes of Louis (Brad Pitt), Tom Cruise performs an unforgettable role as the villain Lestat, earning it's spot as number three on this Top 10 Tom Cruise Movie list.
Everybody knows I'm a vampire lover. My boss at the Dental School gave me an Ann Rice when my father died. I loved them because they have nothing to do with my life. I've never looked back. Love them still. How can you not LOVE BRAD PITT AS ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY A VAMPIRE. BITE ME BRAD, LITERALLY.
Pros: Interviewing a vampire, what a friggin concept! Cons: sure, there's a boat load, but who cares Browbeat me all you want. I found this pitiful adaptation of a vampires life enjoyable. I liked the premise of Brad Pitt and Christian Slater setting down for a little tete-a-tete. I liked the campy humor and the outlandish floating, flying and generally otherwise bad stunts. Ok, biting my tongue, I even liked Tom Cruise with his prissy shirts and ruffles … more
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Horror author Anne Rice penned the screenplay for this full-blooded adaptation of her novel, which chronicles the life of 18th-century nobleman Louis (Brad Pitt) after he is bitten by powerful, charismatic vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise). Though enthralled with the undead lifestyle at first, Louis is unable to warm up to killing humans and grows despondent. To comfort Louis, Lestat creates another vampire (Kirsten Dunst in a star-making peformance), a young girl who from then on cannot age. Antonio Banderas appears as Armand, a 400-year-old vampire, and Christian Slater plays the radio producer who interviews the remorseful Louis. <br> <br> Director Neil Jordan captures the lush decadence and erotic fervor of the novel, infusing the film with rich, dusky tones. The big budget is well used to bring each period and place to sharply detailed life, and there is no skimping on the blood or immortal angst. Thandie Newton has a small role as Louis's Creole servant near the beginning of the film, and Jordan regula...