Movie Review of An Interview with the Vampire.

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Interview with the Vampire

Director: Neil Jordan

Producers: Stephen Wooley and David Geffen

Screenplay: Anne Rice based on her novel

Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot

Music: Elliot Goldenthal

U.S. Distributor: Warner Brothers

Hollywood is full of bizarre things, but I bet you haven't' seen big stars, and I mean BIG, running around sucking blood out of each other, with themes of pedophilia and homosexuality mingling in the background? Well, if you haven't, by all means, go rent Interview with the Vampire, it's worth wasting a bit over two hours.

Brad Pitt plays Louis, a two-century old vampire who tells his life story to a fascinated interviewer (Christian Slater). "Shall we begin like David Copperfield? I am born, I grow up. Or shall we begin when I was born to darkness, as I call it. That's really where we should start, don't you think?"- Louis.

Louis, who is made into a vampire by a vampire named Lestat (Tom Cruise), is a pathetic vampire who has a human conscience.

He refuses to take human life, but eventually, when the blood of animals no longer satisfies him, he takes the life a young girl named Claudia (Kirsten Dunst). Lestat, finding the weirdest things amusing, makes Claudia into a vampire and into the surrogate daughter to both himself and Louis. For a while, they are one "big, happy family."- Lestat, but things change, and Claudia's growing hatred for her maker, leaves them to the destruction of their happy home.

Brad Pitt does a wonderful job portraying Louis, with his masked expression of sadness and pain throughout the entire movie. However, his character's constant wallowing in self-pity becomes tiresome. Nevertheless, Brad Pitt did a wonderful job, considering that he did something different, from what he usually does.

Tom Cruise, on the other hand, is a big...