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PostSubject: Re: Why Vampires?   Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:16 pm

^Keep with it hon.. I've read them all. They get LOADS better. The first is good..the second is stellar, and the third is so-so... the fourth is great. dance
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PostSubject: Re: Why Vampires?   Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:22 pm

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No Queen Of The Damned was somewhat better than Interview With A Vampire was.
Besides Stuart Townsend made a much better Lestat than Tom Cruise.

I agree, Tom was too flamboyant in a sense.

Pete was less tense and went with the flow of playing Lesat. clap
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PostSubject: Re: Why Vampires?   Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:58 pm

I hate vampires a lot, but as I read through the forum here, I understand why we differ on this point.

Anne Rice didn't write about what I'd call "vampires" nor did Underworld have anything to do with them.

See when I hear the word "vampire" I don't automatically picture the modern, romanticized version of them that Rice writes about. I'm more familiar with the older, folkloric vampires, which are just awful. Real vampires make an appearance in Interview with the Vampire (the only one in the series I've read); she calls them "revenants" which also struck me as weird, since a "revenant" is just a person who comes back (like from the store or something), but it's often used to mean a ghost, as in someone who comes back from the other side of death--an apparition. Seeing it applied to undead (as in walking corpses as opposed to bodiless spirits) was just weird from my point of view.

I guess that's why I never got into modern vampire legends. They have the name "vampire" still even though they don't really resemble vampires except for the sucking blood part. I do love stories about vampire hunters though. Dracula is awesome. Movies about it blow goats, and I don't care which ones you're talking about. The only Dracula movies I like, that I've seen, are Nosferatu just because the photography and effects are so amazing (yeah, I know it wasn't "Dracula" in the plot because of copyright, but it was totally Dracula) and Satanic Rites of Dracula with Christopher Lee because it was so awful that it's hilarious. I own it.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Vampires?   Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:05 am

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ravengrim wrote:
No Queen Of The Damned was somewhat better than Interview With A Vampire was.
Besides Stuart Townsend made a much better Lestat than Tom Cruise.

I agree, Tom was too flamboyant in a sense.

Fop was the word I would choose. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Why Vampires?   Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:42 am

He was just plain wrong for the part.

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PostSubject: Re: Why Vampires?   Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:54 am

Gomez wrote:
I hate vampires a lot, but as I read through the forum here, I understand why we differ on this point.

Anne Rice didn't write about what I'd call "vampires" nor did Underworld have anything to do with them.

See when I hear the word "vampire" I don't automatically picture the modern, romanticized version of them that Rice writes about. I'm more familiar with the older, folkloric vampires, which are just awful. Real vampires make an appearance in Interview with the Vampire (the only one in the series I've read); she calls them "revenants" which also struck me as weird, since a "revenant" is just a person who comes back (like from the store or something), but it's often used to mean a ghost, as in someone who comes back from the other side of death--an apparition. Seeing it applied to undead (as in walking corpses as opposed to bodiless spirits) was just weird from my point of view.

I guess that's why I never got into modern vampire legends. They have the name "vampire" still even though they don't really resemble vampires except for the sucking blood part. I do love stories about vampire hunters though. Dracula is awesome. Movies about it blow goats, and I don't care which ones you're talking about. The only Dracula movies I like, that I've seen, are Nosferatu just because the photography and effects are so amazing (yeah, I know it wasn't "Dracula" in the plot because of copyright, but it was totally Dracula) and Satanic Rites of Dracula with Christopher Lee because it was so awful that it's hilarious. I own it.

Amen brother. Almost all vampires of folklore are described as being corpse like and by no means are romantic. The only thing that would separate them from zombies is that they only suck blood and not eat the flesh.

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