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2nd Aug '16 7:26:59 PM Mdumas43073
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''Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles'' is a 1994 film, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Creator/AnneRice, the first in her ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' series. The film was directed by Neil Jordan, and stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/ChristianSlater, and Creator/KirstenDunst. It was a box office hit, generating a little over $100 million in domestic receipts.

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''Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles'' is a A 1994 period horror film, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Creator/AnneRice, the first in her ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' series. The film was directed by Neil Jordan, and stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/ChristianSlater, and Creator/KirstenDunst. It was a box office hit, generating a little over $100 million in domestic receipts.
2nd Aug '16 7:22:42 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Interview with the Vampire''''' (full title: '''''Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles''''') is a 1994 film, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Creator/AnneRice, the first in her ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' series. The film was directed by Neil Jordan, and stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/ChristianSlater, and Creator/KirstenDunst. It was a box office hit, generating a little over $100 million in domestic receipts.

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'''''Interview with the Vampire''''' (full title: '''''Interview ''Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles''''') Chronicles'' is a 1994 film, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Creator/AnneRice, the first in her ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' series. The film was directed by Neil Jordan, and stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/ChristianSlater, and Creator/KirstenDunst. It was a box office hit, generating a little over $100 million in domestic receipts.
26th Jul '16 5:21:17 PM ManInGray
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* AndIMustScream / TailorMadePrison: Attempted on Louis by the French vamps; subverted when Armand releases him from the box he was to spend eternity in.

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* AndIMustScream / TailorMadePrison: Attempted on Louis by the French vamps; subverted when Armand releases him from the box he was to spend eternity in.vamps.
15th Jun '16 9:09:17 PM brian8871
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* FanDisservice: Ordinarily, a fully nude woman would be arousing, but not when a group of vampires is going to feed on her.
27th May '16 2:06:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Lestat, who has fair-colored hair, kills humans remorselessly and without hesitation. Louis, who has dark hair, is sympathetic towards humans and feels guilty over killing.
21st Feb '16 7:26:57 AM AliceAddams13
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While Louis continues to be wrecked with guilt at his own urges, Lestat has embraced his nature, even taunting Louis by turning a young child named Claudia (Dunst) into a vampire [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter so Louis will never leave him]]. Like any great [[HeterosexualLifePartners domestic drama]], things only get worse from here...

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While Louis continues to be wrecked with guilt at his own urges, Lestat has embraced his nature, even taunting Louis by turning a young child named Claudia (Dunst) into a vampire [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter so Louis will never leave him]]. Like any great [[HeterosexualLifePartners domestic drama]], drama, things only get worse from here...
3rd Jan '16 2:41:16 PM aye_amber
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While Louis continues to be wracked with guilt at his own urges, Lestat has embraced his nature, even taunting Louis by turning a young child named Claudia (Dunst) into a vampire [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter so Louis will never leave him]]. Like any great [[HeterosexualLifePartners domestic drama]], things only get worse from here...

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While Louis continues to be wracked wrecked with guilt at his own urges, Lestat has embraced his nature, even taunting Louis by turning a young child named Claudia (Dunst) into a vampire [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter so Louis will never leave him]]. Like any great [[HeterosexualLifePartners domestic drama]], things only get worse from here...
2nd Jan '16 11:01:27 PM Nuxx
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* DiagonalCut: Louis, with a scythe, to Santiago, [[spoiler: making him HalfTheManHeUsedToBe.]]

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Louis owns a plantation and slaves. For all his morality he's still a man of his time who sees nothing wrong with this. That said he does treat the slaves on the plantation with kindness [[spoiler: and frees them before burning down his house.]]
* DiagonalCut: Louis, Louis does this with a scythe, scythe to Santiago, [[spoiler: Santiago, making him HalfTheManHeUsedToBe.]]



* WhoWantsToLiveForever[=/=]LivingForeverIsAwesome: Varies among the characters.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever[=/=]LivingForeverIsAwesome: Varies The reaction to immortality varies among the characters.characters with Louis finding himself torn between the two tropes. Interestingly Armand mentions that the vast majority of vampires grow weary of immortality and decide to embrace death rather than go on, which is likely one of the reasons their numbers are not greater.
** Initially Claudia embraces her "dark gift" with a great amount of murderous zeal and loves being spoiled by her adopted vampire parents. However as she matures mentally she comes to realise the long-term implications of physically being a child forever and deeply resents she will never experience being a woman.
28th Sep '15 11:47:54 AM HeraldAlberich
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* PragmaticAdaptation: In the book Claudia was about five or six when she was turned; in the film she's substantially older, because there's no way you could get a five year old to pull off what was required for the role. Likewise, Armand was aged up from 14 to remove pedophilic overtones from his relationship with Louis.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: In the book Claudia was about five or six when she was turned; in the film she's substantially older, because there's no way you could get a five year old to pull off what was required for the role. Likewise, Armand was aged up from 14 17 to remove pedophilic overtones from his relationship with Louis.
28th Sep '15 11:41:01 AM HeraldAlberich
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''Interview With the Vampire'' (full title: ''Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles'') is a 1994 film, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Creator/AnneRice, the first in her ''TheVampireChronicles'' series. The film was directed by Neil Jordan, and stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/ChristianSlater, and Creator/KirstenDunst. It was a box office hit, generating a little over $100 million in domestic receipts.

The movie's framing story centers on a newspaper reporter named Molloy (Slater), interviewing a man named Louis (Pitt) who claims to be a vampire. Molloy is [[AgentScully unconvinced]] of Louis' claim until his subject displays feats of inhuman speed. He agrees to interview Louis, who then relates his previous life as a noble, and subsequent unlife as a vampire, turned by Lestat (Cruise).

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''Interview With '''''Interview with the Vampire'' Vampire''''' (full title: ''Interview With '''''Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles'') Chronicles''''') is a 1994 film, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Creator/AnneRice, the first in her ''TheVampireChronicles'' ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' series. The film was directed by Neil Jordan, and stars Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/ChristianSlater, and Creator/KirstenDunst. It was a box office hit, generating a little over $100 million in domestic receipts.

The movie's framing story centers on a newspaper reporter named Daniel Molloy (Slater), interviewing a man named Louis (Pitt) who claims to be a vampire. Molloy is [[AgentScully unconvinced]] of Louis' Louis's claim until his subject displays feats of inhuman speed. He agrees to interview Louis, who then relates his previous life as a noble, and subsequent unlife as a vampire, turned by Lestat (Cruise).



While Louis continues to be wracked with guilt at his own urges, Lestat has embraced his nature, even taunting Louis by turning a young child named Claudia (Creator/KirstenDunst) into a vampire [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter so Louis will never leave him]]. Like any great [[HeterosexualLifePartners domestic drama]], things only get worse from here...

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While Louis continues to be wracked with guilt at his own urges, Lestat has embraced his nature, even taunting Louis by turning a young child named Claudia (Creator/KirstenDunst) (Dunst) into a vampire [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter so Louis will never leave him]]. Like any great [[HeterosexualLifePartners domestic drama]], things only get worse from here...



* BabyTrap: Of sorts. Louis thinks that Lestat's main reason for turning Claudia is to keep him from leaving.

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* BabyTrap: TheBabyTrap: Of sorts. Louis thinks that Lestat's main reason for turning Claudia is to keep him from leaving.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Lestat, who has fair colored hair, kills humans remorselessly and without hesitation. Louis, who has dark hair, is sympathetic towards humans and feels guilty over killing.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Lestat, who has fair colored fair-colored hair, kills humans remorselessly and without hesitation. Louis, who has dark hair, is sympathetic towards humans and feels guilty over killing.



%% * CreepyChild: Claudia.
* CurseThatCures: Twice, coupled with hints of EmergencyTransformation. Lestat offers Louis vampirism since it'll cure him of his illness (depression and despair in the film), and later Lestat tempts Louis that he can save Claudia the same way when she was dying of the plague.

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%% * CreepyChild: Claudia.
Claudia, due to being an UndeadChild who will never grow up.
* CurseThatCures: Twice, coupled with hints of EmergencyTransformation. Lestat offers Louis vampirism since it'll cure him of his illness (depression and despair in the film), and later Lestat tempts Louis that he can save Claudia the same way when she was is dying of the plague.



* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Daniel utterly fails to understand the main point that Louis was trying to get across to him when he asks if he can become a vampire. Louis had just spent the night detailing to him how much his un-life sucks, yet Daniel can only see how cool it is to live forever. Louis flips out and leaves the interview when he hears that.

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* DiegeticSwitch: At the end, [[spoiler:Lestat cuts off the tape of Louis's interview]] and tunes the radio to "Sympathy for the Devil" by Music/TheRollingStones. The song plays through the end credits.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Daniel utterly fails to understand the main point that Louis was trying to get across to him when he asks if he can become a vampire. Louis had has just spent the night detailing to him how much his un-life sucks, yet Daniel can only see how cool it is to live forever. Louis flips out and leaves the interview when he hears that.



* GoodHairEvilHair: Claudia and Lestat both have long curly blonde hair, and are both evil to the core.
** On the other hand, Louis hair dark blonde hair is straight, and he's far less villanous. But never reaches the HairOfGoldHeartofGold archetype.

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* GoodHairEvilHair: GoodHairEvilHair:
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Claudia and Lestat both have long curly blonde hair, and are both evil to the core.
** On the other hand, Louis hair Louis's dark blonde hair is straight, and he's far less villanous. But villanous, but never reaches the HairOfGoldHeartofGold HairOfGoldHeartOfGold archetype.



* IHateYouVampireDad: Louis has...mixed feelings towards Lestat, both loving him for giving him the 'Dark Gift' and essentially saving him from despair and death, and hating him for condemning him to an un-life of sterility.

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* IHateYouVampireDad: Louis has... mixed feelings towards Lestat, both loving him for giving him the 'Dark Gift' "Dark Gift" and essentially saving him from despair and death, and hating him for condemning him to an un-life of sterility.



* InherentInTheSystem: The psychological weight of having to drink the blood of the living drives Louis to try to commit suicide. He compromises by feeding off rats, while Lestat stays sane by feeding off "evildoers".

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* InherentInTheSystem: The psychological weight of having to drink the blood of the living drives Louis to try to commit suicide. He compromises by feeding off rats, while Lestat stays sane by feeding off "evildoers"."evildoers."



*** This is actually a large part of Lestat's character appeal; his longer life-span in the books is often chalked up to the fact that, despite not being as tortured and sympathetic as Louis, he is far more entertaining. At some points in the books he even seems to acknowledge this about himself.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Inverted at the end.

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*** ** This is actually a large part of Lestat's character appeal; his longer life-span in the books is often chalked up to the fact that, despite not being as tortured and sympathetic as Louis, he is far more entertaining. At some points in the books he even seems to acknowledge this about himself.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Inverted at the end.
himself.



* NeverGrewUp: Claudia, who is stuck permanently at the physical age of twelve.
** She is six years old in the original book.
* NotGrowingUpSucks

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* NeverGrewUp: Claudia, who is stuck permanently at the physical age of twelve.
** She is
twelve, upped from six years old in the original book.
* NotGrowingUpSucksNotGrowingUpSucks: A major reason Claudia is the way she is.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In the film at least, vampires have super strength and speed (so fast that humans cannot even see them move) which increases as they age with no defined limit. They also have other powers like mind-reading and walking on walls, but such abilities vary from vampire to vampire. They can't transform into animals like bats or wolves, but one of them is shown to be able to fly (or at least [[PowerFloats levitate]]). They don't spread "the dark gift" purely by biting; they have to mix their blood with the victim, a la Dracula. They stop aging when they are turned, making [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient child]] vampires possible, and forbidden to create. Their unchanging nature is exemplified when their hair is cut: it immediately grows back to the way it was at the time they were turned. Interestingly, they do cast reflections. All the "traditional" methods of dealing with vampires like wooden stakes through the heart, holy symbols, crosses, holy water, garlic, silver, etc are dismissed by one vampire as "nonsense", implying that they have no vulnerability to them. Sunlight still burns them to a crisp and it is shown that [[OffWithHisHead decapitation]] or [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisection]] will kill them, but it seems that only another vampire has the strength and speed to kill one. Fire will also (eventually) kill them but not always, depending on how quickly they act to put out the flames. They require copious amounts of blood every night to survive, with humans as their largest supply. They can [[VegetarianVampire survive on animals]], but that diet only keeps them just above starvation. They can only consume "live" blood, coming from victims whose hearts are still beating. Consuming "dead" blood from a corpse will weaken them considerably, if not outright kill them (older vampires like Lestat appear to be strong enough to survive the consumption of dead blood). Vampires in the film are extremely rare and seem to be unable to psychologically endure immortality for long (or adapt quickly enough to the changing world), the oldest one being merely 400 years old.
* OverShadowedByAwesome: Louis to Lestat. Even the novels point out that Louis retains more humanity than any other vampire, and that he actually ''cares'', which one could argue that makes his introverted, introspective tale much more compelling than Lestat, who became a rock star.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In the film at least, vampires have super strength and speed (so fast that humans cannot even see them move) which increases as they age with no defined limit. They also have other powers like mind-reading and walking on walls, but such abilities vary from vampire to vampire. They can't transform into animals like bats or wolves, but one of them is shown to be able to fly (or at least [[PowerFloats levitate]]). They don't spread "the dark gift" purely by biting; they have to mix their blood with the victim, a la Dracula. They stop aging when they are turned, making [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient child]] vampires possible, and forbidden to create. Their unchanging nature is exemplified when their hair is cut: it immediately grows back to the way it was at the time they were turned. Interestingly, they do cast reflections. \\\
All the "traditional" methods of dealing with vampires like wooden stakes through the heart, holy symbols, crosses, holy water, garlic, silver, etc etc. are dismissed by one vampire Louis as "nonsense", "nonsense," implying that they have no vulnerability to them.them. They find it necessary to sleep through the day in coffins, though are shown awake indoors during the day on occasion. Sunlight still burns them to a crisp and it is shown that [[OffWithHisHead decapitation]] or [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisection]] will kill them, but it seems that only another vampire has the strength and speed to kill one. Fire will also (eventually) kill them them, but not always, depending on how quickly they act to put out the flames. flames.\\\
They require copious amounts of blood every night to survive, with humans as their largest supply. They can [[VegetarianVampire survive on animals]], but that diet only keeps them just above starvation. They can only consume "live" blood, coming from victims whose hearts are still beating. Consuming "dead" blood from a corpse will weaken them considerably, if not outright kill them (older vampires like Lestat appear to be strong enough to survive the consumption of dead blood). Vampires in the film are extremely rare and seem to be unable to psychologically endure immortality for long (or adapt quickly enough to the changing world), the oldest one being merely 400 years old.
* OverShadowedByAwesome: OvershadowedByAwesome: Louis to Lestat. Even the novels point out that Louis retains more humanity than any other vampire, and that he actually ''cares'', which one could argue that makes his introverted, introspective tale much more compelling than Lestat, who became a rock star.



* PragmaticAdaptation: In the book Claudia was about five or six when she was turned; in the film she's substantially older, because there's no way you could get a five year old to pull off what was required for the role.
* PragmaticVillainy: At one point Lestat scolds and berates Claudia for killing a seamstress after she pricked her finger...because now they they will have to find someone else to finish the expensive dress she was making for Claudia. Lestat even asks her to show "a little more practicality."

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* PragmaticAdaptation: In the book Claudia was about five or six when she was turned; in the film she's substantially older, because there's no way you could get a five year old to pull off what was required for the role.
role. Likewise, Armand was aged up from 14 to remove pedophilic overtones from his relationship with Louis.
* PragmaticVillainy: At one point Lestat scolds and berates Claudia for killing a seamstress after she pricked her finger... because now they they will have to find someone else to finish the expensive dress she was making for Claudia. Lestat even asks her to show "a little more practicality."



* TaintedVeins

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* TaintedVeinsTaintedVeins: One of the telltale signs of vampires when seen in strong light.
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