Interview with the Vampire: The Movie vs. the Book

Almost every great book ever written has earned itself a movie sooner or later. Sadly, movies in my opinion will never be as good as the book; however, sometimes the movie may be slightly more entertaining. Most of us could agree that in general the movie usually follows the books plot very closely, yet it’s the little details that get distorted. I can’t voice my opinion for everyone, but I find that watching the movie made versions aren’t as interesting or as good as the books. The movie will usually create a perfect depiction of the book, but it will never be YOUR depiction, as the movie will image how the maker imagined it. This is why I prefer books, as I have to let my imagination ...

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I found that when it came to the setting, both were followed very closely, as were a majority of the scenes in both the movie and the book. In the movie, New Orleans and Paris is where the setting took place. In the movie, the time frame is fitted perfectly with the old English clothing and the long hair tied in a ponytail, which was very popular in the time. There was a great effort made, I find, in trying to grasp that darkness and passion in the world that would accommodate vampires’ surroundings. Gothic elements, such as the darkness, the nights, are seen throughout the almost every scene. A good job is done in the recreation of the scenes; however I find that the sticking out veins on their faces is very distasteful, and in addition the “bloody” scenes are taken way to far making it all look so unrealistic. With the exception of that, the movie was rather amusing and humorous in specific scenes. A scene I found funny is when Claudia at one point has a greedy desire for blood ...

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scene with Armand in the Theatre de Vampires is virtually the same script as in the book. The book and the movie both share the scene when Claudia shares a coffin with Louis and even when she has her own she still comes to sleep with him. In addition, a scene that is shared in both, but in my opinion is much more amusing in the movie, is the one when with the prostitute being locked into a coffin by Lestat. The two demises that Lestat has are the same, yet in the movie the vampire musician that Lestat created is not seen. However, he is mentioned in the movie when Lestat says "I know someone who would make a better vampire than you is still there." There are another four scenes in the ...

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