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.

FADE IN:

EXT. DUBOCE STREET HILL SKYLINE (SAN FRANCISCO) - NIGHT

INT. BAR (SAN FRANCISCO) - NIGHT

UNDER CONTINUOUS ROARING ROCK MUSIC -- we see, but do not

hear:

YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN

talking in groups or couples, some dancing, as lightsflash. Punk hairdos, heavy makeup. Chatter.

DAVID MALLOY, aged 25, well-dressed, leans close to auniformed police officer, holding a mike to the officer'slips, as the officer talks. The wire from the mike leads

to a small recorder on the bar. Malloy also wears oneearphone plug connected to this recorder, which he holdsto his left ear.

CUT TO:

ANOTHER PART OF BAR - BOOTH

Malloy interviews two beautifully-dressed women, whoobviously flirt with him, as they answer his questions,

lean forward, talk into the mike. Malloy finishes hisdrink, puts the recorder in his pocket, takes out acigarette, looks for a door.

EXT. ALLEYWAY - MALLOY

Cigarette on lip, stumbles in darkness, amid garbage cansand debris, fumbling for lighter, then finally lighterflashes.

LOUIS is REVEALED for one instant only an inch fromMalloy, his hand on Malloy's shoulder. Faces almost

touching. Malloy stumbles away in shock.

Louis recedes more slowly into shadow.

MALLOY:

I'm sorry! I didn't know... youwere there.

He struggles to make out the figure but can't. Smokes

nervously.

LOUIS:

I know.

(CONTINUED)

2.

CONTINUED:

MALLOY:

Really, I didn't mean to run into

you.

LOUIS:

Go on. Pass by.

Malloy stamps out the cigarette, holds up the hand mike.

MALLOY:

You don't want to tell me the

story of your life, do you?

He flicks on the recorder in his pocket. Eagerly.

MALLOY:

That's what I do. I interview

people. I collect life stories.

Sometimes I interview four or five

people a night...

He backs away further. Louis is perfectly still.

LOUIS:

The story of my life?

MALLOY:

Yes, I've been collecting livesfor years. F.M. radio. K.F.R.C.

In there I just interviewed agenuine hero, a cop who...

LOUIS:

(quietly, politely)

You'd have to have a lot of tapefor my story. I've had a veryunusual life.

MALLOY:

So much the better. I've gotpockets full of tapes.

INT. ROOM (SAN FRANCISCO)

City skyline from Duboce Street hill.

Louis in shadow moves to the window, as behind him Malloysets the tape recorder on the table and sits in one oftwo straight chairs. Dim light burns on chest of drawersbeyond. As they talk, Louis keeps his back to the roomand Malloy.

(CONTINUED)

3.

CONTINUED:

MALLOY:

This is where you live?

LOUIS:

It's just a room...

MALLOY:

So how shall we begin?

(playfully, almost

teasing)

What do you do?

LOUIS:

I'm a vampire.

MALLOY:

Ah, and you mean this literally, Itake it.

LOUIS:

Yes. I was waiting for you inthat alleyway. You or whoever

came out of that doorway. And

then you began to speak.

Malloy laughs goodnaturedly.

MALLOY:

Well, what a lucky break for me.

LOUIS:

Perhaps lucky for both of us.

Still in shadow he turns from the window and approachesthe table.

LOUIS:

I want to tell you my story. All

of it. I'd like to do that verymuch. I'm glad we've met.

Malloy is uneasy as he studies the shadowy figure,

fascinated but afraid.

MALLOY:

You were going to kill me? Drink

my blood?

LOUIS:

Yes, but you needn't worry aboutthat now. I told you in the alley

to go on. I was letting you passby. I let a lot of motals passby.

(CONTINUED)

4.

CONTINUED:

Louis stands opposite, hand on the chair.

Malloy is riveted.

MALLOY:

Oh this is one I have to hear.

You believe this, don't you? That

you're a vampire? You reallythink...

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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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