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

Selected 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.

Episode 64: Heat (1995)

The guys feel the heat around the corner this week as they discuss Michael Mann’s 1995 crime classic Heat. Aside from just being an incredible movie, Heat is probably most known for finally bringing acting titans Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together on screen for the first time, and the guys talk about how it’s a film that seems to play on the real-life movie magic as it makes its statement on two men who will do anything to get the job done and can’t seem to turn away from their work. The episode is about that, sure, but it’s really mostly about Val Kilmer’s ponytail.

Heat (1995)
Director
Michael Mann
Stars
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd

Selected By
Jeff

4.8

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About

Aired Thursday, August 18, 2016

The guys feel the heat around the corner this week as they discuss Michael Mann's 1995 crime classic Heat. Aside from just being an incredible movie, Heat is probably most known for finally bringing acting titans Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together on screen for the first time, and the guys talk about how it's a film that seems to play on the real-life movie magic as it makes its statement on two men who will do anything to get the job done and can't seem to turn away from their work. The episode is about that, sure, but it's really mostly about Val Kilmer's ponytail.