Interview with the Vampire script
Synopsis: Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict.

LOUIS:

(patiently)

We can't begin this way. I'm

going to turn on the light.

MALLOY:

But I thought vampires didn't likelight.

LOUIS:

We love it. I only wanted to

prepare you.

Louis pulls the cord of the overhead naked light bulb.

LOUIS'S FACE

appears inhumanly white, eyes glittering. Inhuman or not

alive. The effect is subtle, beautiful and ghastly.

MALLOY:

Good God!

He struggles to suppress fear and understand.

LOUIS:

Don't be frightened. I want this

opportunity.

The light appears to go out by itself and suddenly Louisis in the chair, dimly lighted by the nearby lamp and thetape recorder has been turned on. The cassette is

turning.

MALLOY:

How did you do that!

LOUIS:

The same way you do it. A series

of simple gestures. Only I movedtoo fast for you to see. I'm

flesh and blood. Only not human.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

5.

CONTINUED:

LOUIS (CONT'D)

I haven't been for two hundred

years.

Malloy is speechless, frightened, yet enthralled.

Spellbound.

LOUIS:

What can I do to put you at ease?

Shall we begin like DavidCopperfield? I am born, I grow

up. Or shall we begin when I wasborn to darkness, as we call it.

That's really where we shouldstart, don't you think?

MALLOY:

(baffled)

You're not lying to me, are you?

LOUIS:

No. 1791 -- that's the year whenit happened. I was twenty-four -younger

than you are now.

MALLOY:

Yes.

LOUIS:

But times were different then. I

was a man at that age. The master

of a large plantation just Southof New Orleans...

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. LOUISIANA - DAY (1791)

A disheveled Louis, hair in pigtail, in deep pocket frockcoat, rides his horse through the fields of indigo,

waving here and there to the African slaves at work.

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Anne Rice

Anne Rice[2] (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien; October 4, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations, Interview with the Vampire in 1994, and Queen of the Damned in 2002. more…

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