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Ink to Film

Dec 17, 2020

Vampires get fabulous and sexy while retaining some real darkness in this Neil Jordan adaptation of Anne Rice’s seminal novel. In episode 164, Luke & James compare the film starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Slater to its source, and ultimately cast their votes on which was better the version of this story!

Topics: Which stars shined brightest in this loaded cast, Anne Rice’s initial reaction to Tom Cruise’s casting as Lestat, a reportedly miserable experience for Brad Pitt on set, some details from later books in "The Vampire Chronicles" that make it into the film, the importance of this movie in the history of vampire fiction, a plotting stumbling block the film exacerbates, Armand becoming Louis’ "Vaddy," and one last time for Lestat to shine.

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Music: Ross Bugden