Gobbledygeek episode 486, “Interview with the Vampire (1994),” is available for listening or download right here, on Spotify, and on Apple Podcasts.
Listen to Gobbledygeek and live forever. This week, in a stealth continuation of this year’s Gobbledyween, Paul and Arlo head on down to New Orleans for Neil Jordan’s 1994 adaptation of Anne Rice’s classic Interview with the Vampire. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Antonio Banderas are the most beautiful men anyone could have cast as immortals in the mid-’90s, and they’re joined by a prepubescent Kirsten Dunst to form a truly tragic coven. The boys discuss the evil joyfulness of Cruise’s Lestat, why the role of Louis de Pointe du Lac does not play to Pitt’s strengths, how amazing it is that the film’s overt homoeroticism made it to the screen, and much more. Plus, yoghurt.
NEXT: we’ll be back in two weeks to discuss season 2 of Reservation Dogs.
- 00:00:53 – Intro / Go Go Yoghurt!
- 00:10:08 – Interview with the Vampire (1994)
- 02:06:08 – Outro / Next
- Terror Track: Music, Sound and Horror Cinema (Janet K. Halfyard’s essay “Music of the Night: Scoring the Vampire in Contemporary Film” appears in this collection)
- “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” by Concrete Blonde, Bloodletting (1990)
- “Sympathy for the Devil” by The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet (1968)
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