I really love Anne Rice's vampire books and Interview was the first I read. I found it fascinating. Lestat is a very powerful and intriguing character and his relationship with Louis is very intricate.
The book Queen of the Damned is also awesome. Too bad the movie SO sucks as indicated here.
I wasn't too hip on Tom Cruise being cast as Lestat to be honest. And neither was Anne Rice. But it turned out okay and I think he did a good job.
Kirsten Dunst absolutely WOWS the role as Claudia - the best performance in the whole movie in my opinion.
And Antonio Banderas plays a perfect Armand.
I also liked Brad Pitt as Louis...but I wouldn't have chosen him initially either.
"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night." ~ Hobbes, Calvin & Hobbes and to My True Love, Mark.
I am bumping this thread because I love this movie. IWTV is the one and only vampire movie that I have ever liked. The cast was great - yes, even Tom Cruise - and it was rather faithful to the book, which automatically earns kudos from me.
On the other hand... Queen of the Damned was one of the worse movies I have ever seen. Lestat would not have spent half of his undead life running around without a shirt and alas, Stuart Townsend is not sexy, so the whole metrosexual no shirt/tight pants thing should have been omitted. Marguerite Moreau, who played Jessie, was quite delicious however. I wonder why her career did not pick up after this movie, since it did quite well in the theaters?
Post by horror4ever on Apr 18, 2009 13:51:37 GMT -6
I have it on blu-ray. If you have a blu-ray player that upconverts standard DVD to 1080 there isn't to much of a difference. It's not as great a transfer as older films like Blade Runner or even newer films like The Dark Knight so if you have a blu-ray player that upconverts to 1080 it's really not worth the price unless you can find it cheap.
Post by Heather, taking a piss. on Jan 23, 2021 11:53:15 GMT -6
It has this very immersive moments that were either not considered or didn't translate that well to the movie's universe. Kind of lacked that sexual UMPFH between the male character's, which is understandable by the time of it's release but is elemental plot wise.
I mean: Brad, Tom and Antonio, plus "little" Claudia and love and attraction and sex and the dark. Still, amazing picture. It does make you appreciate the novel in another light. Very primal though complicated relationship driven "tragedy".