Episode 73: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

Listen with your vampire ears as the Bit Players talk about the puffy-shirted, rouge-coated 1994 film Interview with the Vampire on this week’s podcast. The Anne Rice adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt is all pomp and circumstance, leaning heavily into grandiosity and stage-worthy theatrics and presents a classy, cultured view of vampire lore with Pitt and Cruise playing opposing sides of the coin with Cruise’s Lestat relishing in his nightly delights and Pitt’s Louis brooding and crying all over the film’s rather protracted runtime. The guys talk how the film constantly feels at odds because of its unrelenting focus on Louis, a bonafide bummer of a creature, when all we want is Lestat Lestat Lestat. They break down how Pitt learned the hard way that you can’t share a screen with Blonde Tom Cruise and come out looking adept at your job.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Director
Neil Jordan
Stars
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater

Curated by: Brian

4.0

Aired Monday, October 17, 2016

Listen with your vampire ears as the Bit Players talk about the puffy-shirted, rouge-coated 1994 film Interview with the Vampire on this week's podcast. The Anne Rice adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt is all pomp and circumstance, leaning heavily into grandiosity and stage-worthy theatrics and presents a classy, cultured view of vampire lore with Pitt and Cruise playing opposing sides of the coin with Cruise's Lestat relishing in his nightly delights and Pitt's Louis brooding and crying all over the film's rather protracted runtime. The guys talk how the film constantly feels at odds because of its unrelenting focus on Louis, a bonafide bummer of a creature, when all we want is Lestat Lestat Lestat. They break down how Pitt learned the hard way that you can't share a screen with Blonde Tom Cruise and come out looking adept at your job.