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Interview With the Vampire Details

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Anne Rice's best-selling romantic horror tale about the origins of a centuries-old vampire inspired this popular, atmospheric chiller. One of director Neil Jordan's major Hollywood productions, the film stays close to its source material, retaining the frame of a young reporter (Christian Slater) interviewing a man who claims to be a 200-year-old vampire. The man, Louis (Brad Pitt), shares his story, beginning in 18th-century New Orleans with his first encounters with the charismatic and decadent vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise). Lestat converts Louis to blood-sucking and immortality, but Louis fails to adopt Lestat's cavalier attitude, instead tormenting himself with guilt over his new nature. The two vampires remain deeply, if reluctantly, connected over the years, while becoming intimately involved with others of their kind, including Claudia (Kirsten Dunst), a mature immortal in a young child's body. Fans of the novel raised numerous objections, particularly after Rice initially spoke out against the casting of Cruise as Lestat; further casting difficulties followed the death of River Phoenix, whose role as the interviewer was assumed by Christian Slater. Rice later recanted her objections, and the combination of thrills and gothic romance proved popular with audiences. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:November 11, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Elliot Goldenthal Best Original Score 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elliot Goldenthal Best Score 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kirsten Dunst Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dante Ferretti Best Art Direction 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Francesca Lo Schiavo Best Art Direction 1994 Nominee

Cast

Tom Cruise
as Lestat
Brad Pitt
as Louis
Antonio Banderas
as Armand
Stephen Rea
as Santiago
Christian Slater
as Malloy
Kirsten Dunst
as Claudia
Domiziana Giordano
as Madeleine
Thandie Newton
as Yvette
Indra Ové
as New Orleans Whore
Laure Marsac
as Mortal Woman on Stage
Susie Figgis
Miranda Richardson
Juliet Taylor
John "Spud" McConnell
as Gambler
Bellina Logan
as Tavern Girl
Lyla Kay Owen
as Widow St. Clair
Helen McCrory
as 2nd New Orleans Whore
Monte Montague
as Plague Victim Bearer
Jeanette Kontomitras
as Woman in Square
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Piano Teacher
Micha Bergese
as Paris Vampire
Marcel Iures
as Paris Vampire
Susan Lynch
as Paris Vampire
Andrew Tiernan
as Paris Vampire
Sarah Stockbridge
as Estelle
Katia Caballero
as Woman in Audience
Bellina Logan
as Tavern Girl
Marcel Iures
as Paris Vampire
Lyla Kay Owen
as Widow St. Clair
Micha Bergese
as Paris Vampire
Sarah Stockbridge
as Estelle
Helen McCrory
as 2nd New Orleans Whore
Jeanette Kontomitras
as Woman in Square
John "Spud" McConnell
as Gambler
Andrew Tiernan
as Paris Vampire
Susan Lynch
as Paris Vampire
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Piano Teacher
Monte Montague
as Plague Victim Bearer

Crew

Neil Jordan
Director
David Geffen
Producer
Stephen Woolley
Producer
Neil Jordan
Screenwriter
Michael Cristofer
Screenwriter
Philippe Rousselot
Cinematographer
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Joke Van Wijk
Editor
Mick Audsley
Editor
Dante Ferretti
Production Designer
Malcolm Middleton
Art Director
Alan Tomkins
Art Director
Jean-Michel Hugon
Art Director
Redmond Morris
Co-producer
Francesca Lo Schiavo
Set Designer
Stella Furner
Set Designer
Monroe Kelly
Set Designer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Clive Winter
Sound/Sound Designer
Yves de Bono
Special Effects
Rob Legato
Special Effects
Patrick Clayton
First Assistant Director
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Stunts
Susie Figgis
Casting
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
Michele Burke
Makeup
Stan Winston
Makeup Special Effects
Sarah Monzani
Makeup
Morag Ross
Makeup
Nick Dudman
Makeup
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