Interview With The Vampire, is the film adaptation of Rice's Novel, originally written in the mid '80s. The film explores the psychological makeup of the vampire mind. A creature once mortal turned vampire, lurking the streets in the night, only to feed on those who cross his path. This movie shatters all stereotypes of the vampire. This creature does not jump from behind bushes only to mutilate one's neck and ferociously bleed his victim dry. This movie demonstrates the truth of the vampire, that like all creatures, including humans, they are emotional, thinkers, intellects, compassionate, lovers, and some even befriend mortals. The vampire Louis, brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt, is the central character whose very actions depict a sudden transformation from human to immortal. He must re-evaluate what he deems "evil" and "good" to put into perspective his new found life or death depending upon how you see vampire existence and is remarkably emotional as Rice describes Louis in her novel. Kirsten Dunst is a extraordinary Claudia, a child vampire, who must also come to grips with her immortality as child having been made a vampire as a child, never to mature physically. Tom Cruise, was a brilliant blond, blue-eyed, Lestat, he is the true spoiled brat prince, arrogant vampire as Rice intended him to be. Louis (Pitt), reeks hatred against Lestat (Cruise) for not being able to explain the meaning of their existence as creatures of Dark. This movie is brilliant, complex, intelligent, and destroys the vampire stereotypes. The vampire, having once been mortal, is more human than us all, having lost the luxuries of walking the daylight. A spell-binding journey for the mind. The Vampire Lives.