Movie - Interview with the Vampire
Release Date: 11 November 1994 (USA)
Tagline: Drink From Me And Live Forever
Runtime: 123 mins
Director: Neil Jordan
Producer: David Geffen, Stephen Woolley
Writer: Anne Rice (screenplay), Anne Rice (novel)
Louis: I'm flesh and blood, but not human. I haven't been human for two hundred years.
Louis: That morning I was not yet a vampire, and I saw my last sunrise. I remember it completely, and yet I can't recall any sunrise before it. I watched its whole magnificence for the last time as if it were the first. And then I said farewell to sun light, and set out to become what I became.
Lestat: I'm going to give you the choice I never had.
Lestat: Have you said your good-byes to the light?
Lestat: I've drained you to the point of death. If I leave you here, you die. Or you can be young always, my friend, as we are now, but you must tell me: will you come or not?
Lestat: No one could resist me, not even you, Louis.
Louis: I tried.
Lestat: And the more you tried, the more I wanted you.
Louis: We belong in hell.
Lestat: And what if there is no hell, or they don't want us there? Ever think of that?
Louis: But there was a hell, and no matter where we moved to, I was in it.
Lestat: Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.
Lestat: Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt.
Louis: Her blood coursed through my veins sweeter than life itself. And as it did, Lestat's words made sense to me. I knew peace only when I killed and when I heard her heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.
Claudia: I'm not your daughter.
Lestat: Oh, yes, you are. You're mine and Louis' daughter now. You see, Louis was going to leave us, he was going to go away, but now he's not. Now, he's going to stay and make you happy.
Louis: You fiend.
Lestat: One happy family.
Claudia: It's time we were on our way. I'm hungry, and the city awaits.
Claudia: You... fed on me.
Louis: Yes. And he found me with you, and he cut his wrist and fed you from it and you were a vampire and have been every night thereafter.
Claudia: You both did it.
Louis: I took your life... He gave you another one.
Claudia: And here it is, and I hate you both.
Claudia: Locked together in hatred. But I can't hate you Louis. Louis my love, I was mortal till you gave me your immortal kiss. You became my mother, and my father, and so I'm yours forever. But now it's time to end it, Louis. Now it's time to leave him.
Claudia: Goodnight sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest.
Armand: The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.
Claudia: Do you know what his soul said to me, without saying a word? 'Let him go', he said 'Let him go'.
Louis: Do you think I would let them harm you.
Claudia: No you would not Louis, danger holds you to me.
Louis: Love holds you to me.
Armand: You are beautiful my friend. Lestat must have wept when he made you.
Louis: Lestat? You knew Lestat?
Armand: Knew him well enough not to mourn his passing.
Armand: I know nothing of God, or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that will damn or save my soul. And as far as I know, after four hundred years, I am the oldest living vampire in the world.
Louis: Bear me no ill will my love we are now even.
Claudia: What do you mean?
Louis: What died in that room was not that woman. What has died is the last breath in me that was human.
Claudia: Yes, Father. At last we are even.
Louis: Whatever happened to Lestat I do not know. I go on, night ever night. I feed on those who cross my path. But all my passion went with her golden hair. I'm a spirit of preternatural flesh. Detached. Unchangeable. Empty.
Louis: But the world was a tomb to me, a graveyard of broken statues, and each of those statues resembled her face.
Lestat: I assume I need no introduction.