A comparative Essay beetween the book Interview with the vampire and its restpective movie

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The movie and the book Interview with the Vampire were alike in few ways, but

different in to many to count. The movie was supposed to be a close representation of the

book. In the beginning of the movie Ann Rice said that it was one of her favorites and

was close to what she had expected. I thought that it was a mockery of it. It was leaving

out so many details. It got facts wrong and it, in my opinion it did not live up to it's


First, in the beginning they left out everything about Louis brother and how Louis

thought that he was insane. How he thought that he was a prophet and he had visions and

to this day Louis still didn't know if he really did or if he was just crazy like he had first

thought. How he had fallen down the front steps after he and Louis had just finished an

argument. How some people thought that Louis had killed him and some had thought that

it was suicide.

Second, how in the movie almost immediately after Louis drank from Lestat the

change was completed, but the change wasn't complete until he fed. How Lestat made

Louis a vampire on the same steps that Louis brother had died upon. How Louis had

wanted to die and later chose to be a vampire because of his brother's death.

In the beginning Lestats' father plays a pretty big part. He is blind and Lestat

chose Louis mostly for his money so that he could provide for his father. That shows the

almost only time that Lestat shows that he cares for someone other than himself and they

left it out.

In the book it shows that Louis cares for Babbett but, in the...