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Interview with the Vampire
(1994)
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Composed by:

Conducted by:
Jonathan Sheffer

Produced by:
Matthias Gohl
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Geffen Records
(December 13th, 1994)
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The CD is a regular U.S. release, but it has falled out of print at least once. A cassette version was curiously released by Geffen on November 4th, 1997.
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AWARDS
Nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you fancy yourself as any form of Elliot Goldenthal collector, because this score best represents his sense of dark, gothic classicism in conjunction with his avant garde rhythmic and instrumental tendencies.

Avoid it... if you'd rather not get caught in the morbid environment of Goldenthal's often incoherently schizophrenic and depressing meanderings.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #513
WRITTEN 6/5/03, REVISED 3/27/09
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Interview with the Vampire: (Elliot Goldenthal) Director Neil Jordan's sinister, romantic entry into the horrific world of vampires came at a time when blood sucking films were experiencing their comeback in the mainstream of American cinema. Just two years prior, the epic and widely publicized Bram Stoker's Dracula had captivated audiences with its grim melodrama and stellar cast, and Jordan's film would steer the genre towards the realm of contemporary pop appeal. Aside from the already loyal following of Anne Rice enthusiasts, Jordan's casting of several hunky, heartthrob actors in Interview with a Vampire led to a sort of cult status with young women in the audiences, and the film thus performed very well. Also hired was veteran classical composer George Fenton for Interview with the Vampire, a competent choice with whom to solicit a darkly romantic effort extended from the massively brooding foundation established by Wojciech Kilar in Bram Stoker's Dracula. After Fenton was well into his recording sessions, the producers admonished the composer by claiming that his music was too understated and slowly paced for the picture. Thus, Elliot Goldenthal, who had impressed with his work for Alien 3, was hired onto the project and given just three weeks to complete a score that, for many, exceeded the quality of Fenton's material. While Goldenthal's effort culminated in an Academy Award nomination, responses to the score were as varied as could be expected given the composer's avant garde tendencies. In the film, the score functions well enough to accentuate the religious and brutal edge of the story, but on album, an even greater range of disagreement would erupt. In the Digital Age, critics would disagree more about the merits of Interview with the Vampire than almost any other score.

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Average: 3.92 Stars
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** 94 2 Stars
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TWO more missing piano songs
Suee - January 4, 2009, at 11:05 p.m.
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another missing piano song
Sarah - August 6, 2008, at 3:35 p.m.
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claudia theme >
hysteria - June 11, 2007, at 7:29 p.m.
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I like it!
Thom - January 13, 2007, at 1:50 p.m.
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Paris waltz
aximum - August 5, 2006, at 7:31 a.m.
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louis kills poodles
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 49:04
• 1. Libera Me (2:47)
• 2. Born to Darkness Part I (3:04)
• 3. Lestat's Tarantella (0:46)
• 4. Madeleine's Lament (3:06)
• 5. Claudia's Allegro Agitato (4:46)
• 6. Escape to Paris (3:09)
• 7. Marche Funébre (1:50)
• 8. Lestat's Recitative (3:39)
• 9. Santiago's Waltz (0:37)
• 10. Théâtre des Vampires (1:18)
• 11. Armand's Seduction (1:51)
• 12. Plantation Pyre (1:59)
• 13. Forgotten Lore (0:31)
• 14. Scent of Death (1:40)
• 15. Abduction and Absolution (4:42)
• 16. Armand Rescues Louis (2:07)
• 17. Louis' Revenge (2:36)
• 18. Born to Darkness Part II (1:11)
• 19. Sympathy for the Devil* (7:35)
* written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, performed by Guns 'N Roses

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