Movie - Interview with the Vampire


Release Date: 11 November 1994 (USA)
Genre: Horror
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)



Scripts - Undated draft with possible deleted scenes and changed story


01 - San Francisco
04 - Training Louis, Act 1
07 - Training Louis, Act 3
10 - Training Claudia, Act 1
13 - Lestat's Vengence
16 - Teaching By Armand, Act 1
19 - Louis's Vengence
02 - Meeting Lestat
05 - Training Louis, Act 2
08 - Meeting Claudia
11 - Training Claudia, Act 2
14 - Meeting Armand
17 - Madeline Becomes A Vampire
20 - Meeting Lestat
03 - Louis Becomes A Vampire
06 - Louis's Rebellion
09 - Claudia Becomes A Vampire
12 - Claudia's Rebellion
15 - Theatre des Vampires
18 - Lestat's Return



01: San Francisco


FADE IN:

INT. ROOM - NIGHT (SAN FRANCISCO)

A small bare room, illuminated only by the streetlight coming through the window.

A hand presses a cassette into a recorder and fiddles with a small microphone.

Malloy sits over a table fiddling with the tape. He is young, half-shaven, dressed in T-shirt and jeans. He looks too -

LOUIS, who stands by the window, looking out on the street, with his back to Malloy. Louis is dressed in an old-fashioned suit.

LOUIS
So you want me to tell you the story of my life...

MALLOY
That's what I do. I interview people. I collect lives. F.M. radio. F.F.R.C. I just interviewed a genuine hero, a cop who -

LOUIS
(quietly interrupting)
You'd have to have a lot of tape for my story. I've had a very unusual life.

MALLOY
So much the better. I've got a pocket full of tapes.

LOUIS
You followed me here, didn't you?

MALLOY
Saw you in the street outside. You seemed interesting. Is this where you live?

LOUIS
It's just a room...

MALLOY
So shall we begin?
(playfully, almost teasing)
What do you do?

LOUIS
I'm a vampire.

Malloy laughs.

MALLOY
See? I knew you were interesting. You mean this literally, I take it?

LOUIS
Absolutely. I was watching you watching me. I was waiting for you in that alleyway. And then you began to speak.

MALLOY
Well, what a lucky break for me.

LOUIS
Perhaps lucky for both of us.

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

LOUIS
I'll tell you my story. All of it. I'd like to do that very much.

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 about that now. Things change.

Louis stands opposite, hand on the chair. Malloy is riveted.

MALLOY
You believe this, don't you? That you're a vampire? You really think...

LOUIS
We can't begin this way. Let me turn on the light.

MALLOY
But I thought vampires didn't like the light.

LOUIS
We love it. I only wanted to prepare you.

Louis pulls the chord of the overhead naked light bulb.

LOUIS' 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 Louis is in the chair, dimly lit by the street-light from the window. The cassette is turning.

MALLOY
How did you do that?

LOUIS
The same way you do it. A series of simple gestures. Only I moved too fast for you to see. I'm flesh and blood, you see. But not human. I haven't been human for two hundred years.

Malloy is speechless, frightened yet enthralled.

LOUIS
What can I do to put you at ease? Shall we begin like David Copperfield? I am born, I grow up. Or shall we begin when I was born to darkness, as I call it. That's really where we should start, don't you think?

MALLOY
You're not lying to me, are you?

LOUIS
Why should I lie? 1791 was the year it 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 south of New Orleans...




01 - San Francisco
04 - Training Louis, Act 1
07 - Training Louis, Act 3
10 - Training Claudia, Act 1
13 - Lestat's Vengence
16 - Teaching By Armand, Act 1
19 - Louis's Vengence
02 - Meeting Lestat
05 - Training Louis, Act 2
08 - Meeting Claudia
11 - Training Claudia, Act 2
14 - Meeting Armand
17 - Madeline Becomes A Vampire
20 - Meeting Lestat
03 - Louis Becomes A Vampire
06 - Louis's Rebellion
09 - Claudia Becomes A Vampire
12 - Claudia's Rebellion
15 - Theatre des Vampires
18 - Lestat's Return