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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962), better known by his screen name of Tom Cruise, is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards. His first leading role was the 1983 film Risky Business, which has been described as "A Generation X classic, and a career-maker" for the actor.

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  • RICE: It doesn't work at all. You hear Louis's voice saying things about Lestat that don't correspond to the way Tom Cruise is playing the role. Repeatedly, the emotional impact of the scene that the camera is giving you is not the same as what Louis is reporting to the boy interviewer. For example, in the graveyard we see Lestat behind Louis before Louis does. What's the point of that? How can that be conveyed in an interview? Are we to assume that he said, "Unbeknownst to me, Lestat was hovering over my shoulder"? In the book Louis conveys his emotional reaction to everything he reports. The movie isn't doing that at all. The movie just takes the interview frame and then shows us all these characters together, and the whole emotional impact is for us. It's not through Louis. The audience is supposed to be startled by Lestat in that scene, not Louis. Or take the scene where Lestat comes around the bed in Louis's room. That scene is shot for us to think Lestat is beautiful and seductive as he walks through the mosquito netting and talks, not for the guy lying in bed with his face covered. It's not really shot that way. It would be very simple to make it more Louis's point of view without going as far, as you said, as to place the camera where his eyes are all the time. But we don't get a shot of Lestat up through the netting. We don't see him slip in and out of lucidity as Louis tries to focus on him, nothing like that. In fact, we never get inside the head of any of those characters except for that one moment when they're being carried through the passage. We never get the swoon. We never get how it feels. We're always watching as if it were a conventional play. It was a very interesting path to go, and I'm not sure why Jordan did it. The scene where I missed it the most, where it really left me unsatisfied, was the scene with Claudia when Louis first finds her.

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  • Conversations with Anne Rice

    1996
    Michael Riley

  • They're Not Your Friends

    2005
    Irene Zutell

  • 4% Famous

    2007
    Deborah Schoeneman

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

    2003
    Chuck Klosterman

  • Posh & Becks

    2007
    Andrew Morton

  • The Time of My Life

    2009
    Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi Swayze

  • American Rhapsody

    2000
    Joe Eszterhas

  • Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

    2012
    Neil Strauss

  • Cracks in My Foundation

    2009
    Marian Keyes

  • The Starter Wife

    2005
    Gigi Levangie Grazer

  • You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again

    2006
    Suzanne Hansen

  • Think of a Number (Dave Gurney, No.1)

    2010
    John Verdon

  • Tell to Win

    2011
    Peter Guber

  • The Know-It-All

    2004
    A. J. Jacobs

  • The Men I Didn't Marry

    2007
    Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger

  • Immaculate Reception

    2010
    Jerrilyn Farmer

  • The Possibility of an Island

    2005
    Michel Houellebecq

  • The People's Republic of Desire

    2009
    Annie Wang

  • Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance

    2010
    Wendy Leigh

  • Prairie Tale

    2009
    Melissa Gilbert

  • Paula Deen

    2007
    Paula Deen


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