anne rice community's Blurty
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are 20 journal entries, after skipping by the 20 most recent ones recorded in anne rice community's Blurty:

    [ << Previous 20 -- Next 20 >> ]
    Monday, June 30th, 2003
    1:35 am
    hi. i used to be a very big anne rice fan,, before i got overloaded with school work and had no time to read books for fun anymore. recently ive been remembering certain clips from the books ive read from the vampire chronicles, and i was wondering if anyone remembers a part within one of the books (i cant remember which) where a certain vampire hell (?) is talked about?

    if not hell, then a certain place many vampires fear?

    if you remember, please leave me a comment with details. thank-you.
    Saturday, June 28th, 2003
    2:26 am
    hello, i'm a big anne rice fan. my name is sarah, i've read the witching hour, lasher, and taltos, and am currently reading the vampire lestat. i am completely intregued with vampires and witches. so, if anybody would like to talk or has anything interesting on the topics, feel free to comment or contact me.

    love? Sarah
    aim: stellyum
    email: Thelectricmayhem
    Sunday, June 15th, 2003
    12:01 am
    *newbs away*
    here i go!just watch me newb!um,hi!this is my first post,and i know that on this other message board i'm on,we don't like people to make first posts.we just like them to jump into conversations.

    but,then again, we're insane.

    so, name is ursula.(i freaked when i realized that i was in vittorio.)i love the vampire chronicles.understatment,actually.i've read everything up to blackwood,except blood and gold,and pandora,which is actually in the new tales of the vampires,is it not?
    Tuesday, June 10th, 2003
    4:35 pm
    Heyas everyone. My name's Melody. I'm a big Anne Rice fan. I've read some of her books and my favorite so far is Merrick. Well... just thought I'd introduce myself, so seeya.

    Current Mood: creative
    Wednesday, May 28th, 2003
    6:57 pm
    I'm looking for a specific Interview With the Vampire still. It's in the begining almost. Louis is sitting at the dinner table and Lestat is leaning over him asking him to go to the Opera with him. Louis has his hand up and he's looking away like he wants Lestat to leave him alone. Does anyone have this picture? I want to make an icon out of it.
    Tuesday, May 27th, 2003
    2:52 pm
    mayfair witch community
    I have created a community for the Mayfair Witches,mostly because I couldn't find one.Anyway,if you're a fan,join :)

    The Mayfair Witch Community
    Tuesday, May 20th, 2003
    10:44 pm
    Hi I just wanted to introduce myself.. Im 14 my name is Mirrie and my nickname is Gus. Ive read "interview with the vampire", "the vampire lestat" and "queen of the damned" about 4 times each. i really love all this Anne Rice world.. well i run an icon journal (gusicons) and Ill probably make some Queen Of the damned and stuff icons some day (that would be great is anyone has any great pics...) anyway.. my favorite character is truely lestat! *Its so exciting to find other people with same interest lol!!*

    Current Mood: happy
    Sunday, May 18th, 2003
    8:20 pm
    Anyone here like to roleplay? If you do join night_island. It's an Anne Rice based RPG. All you need to do is make a journal for your favorite vampire. So far we only have Lestat, Louis, Armand, Daniel and Pandora. We're looking for Gabrielle, but we will take anyone so long as they are in the VC. Hope to see you there.

    Current Mood: hopeful
    Monday, May 12th, 2003
    6:14 pm
    Blood Canticle
    Summary of the latest book to be out October 2003:

    Anne Rice continues her astonishing Vampire Chronicles in a new novel that begins where Blackwood Farm left off — and tells the story of Lestat’s quest for redemption, goodness, and the love of Rowan Mayfair.

    Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the two worlds of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who’s come to the farm to die and is brought into the realm of the undead; her uncle, Julian Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to forever torment Lestat for what he has done to Mona; Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon and witch, who finds herself dangerously drawn to the all-powerful Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat’s help with the temporary madness of his wife; Ash Templeton, a 5,000-year-old Taltos who has taken Mona’s child; and Patsy, the country-western singer, who returns to avenge her death at the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood. Delightfully, at the book’s centre is the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now pursuing the transformation set in motion with Memnoch the Devil. He struggles with his vampirism and yearns for goodness, purity and love, as he saves Patsy’s ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair.

    Thursday, May 8th, 2003
    11:51 am
    Lestat on Broadway???
    Hey all.. I'd like to know what you think of this.. I got this from one of my Anne Rice yahoo groups...

    Vampire on Broadway )
    Monday, May 5th, 2003
    4:05 pm
    New Phone Message: April 30, 2003
    Phone Message Transcript: April 30th, 2003
    [appearing on Anne's fan phone line, (504) 522-8634]

    "Hello guys, it's April 25, 2003. I want to thank you for all of your calls and all of your messages. This is Anne Rice, and I've enjoyed everything you've had to say. I wanted to say, that when I told you there would be no more vampires and no more witches, and that I wasn't going to write about them anymore, it certainly isn't going to be the end of my involvement with them. We have the big miniseries coming up with them in television that we're going to do, that involves the whole WITCHING HOUR trilogy. THE WITCHING HOUR, TALTOS, and LASHER all of them will be on network television, probably next year. It will probably go into production this year. The screenplays are just being finished and we will know very soon when the production time will begin. I intend to work hard over the next few years, to see if the other books in The Vampire Chronicles, maybe have some kind of life in television, too. I intend to give it a try certainly. I think there's a lot of material in The Vampire Chronicles that can be made into really wonderful film. Even though I've had some disappointments in the past and discouragement, I intend to try to see that The Vampire Chronicles have that kind of life. The story of the vampire Lestat himself. How he grew up in France, what happened to him, how he went to Paris. That has yet to really be told on the screen. The small screen or the big screen. I think I'm working with people now on "The Witching Hour" who'll be very capable of adapting that for television in some very lush and beautiful way. You know, nothing is being done on it right now; but that doesn't mean it can't be done in the future. So I have, ahead of me, a lot of opportunities perhaps, to adapt the witches and the vampires in different forms. So certainly these characters will go on to have life in different ways. But with my writing, I definitely have to take a different route.

    I will be publishing BLOOD CANTICLE in the fall. It will be Lestat's last book; and Lestat is definitely the star of it. It is wonderful to be back in his voice. I'm working on the galleys right now, correcting them, and what that means basically, is that I am going through the first print run of the book to see if there are any typos or if I made any mistakes. So I have to become Lestat again, and move with him again, and look through his blue eyes. It's always thrilling. It's always thrilling to be with his moral complexity and his outlook and his energy and his wonderful omnisexual ambiance. I hate to leave him, in a way; but I really have to. I have new things I want to do. I have new prescriptives I want to explore, so I really have to go someplace else.

    I did ask the question "Did anybody know who Lloyd C. Douglas was?" I happened to see the movie "The Robe", and it was the first movie ever made in CinemaScope. I saw it as a child at the Saenger Theater, in New Orleans. I was in the front row. I saw Gene Simmons and Richard Burton in it, and it was this great big biblical saga about this Centurion who helped to crucify Christ. Richard Burton was wonderful in it, and he later became a Christian, of course. Well, Lloyd C. Douglas wrote the book, THE ROBE. So I was just wondering if anybody knew about him now. In the early 50's and in the 40's, he was a very famous American writer. He wrote a book called THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, and that was made into a movie two different times. I think the first the time it had Irene Dunne and the second time, the cast involved Rock Hudson, I believe. I'm not sure. Maybe some of you movie buffs can call and correct me. But anyway, I was just curious to know if his name meant anything to you. And some of you certainly did know who he was, and you had read his books, and I appreciated that. I was quite moved that Lloyd C. Douglas had not vanished from the scene. His books are around and I wonder if somebody might not remake them now. I think it would be wonderful if someone remade "The Robe" or "The Magnificent Obsession". I think it would be a grand thing to do. I think it would be great if they made "Quo Vadis" again; the great First century epic. I don't know if any of you saw that. I was a really little kid when that came to the movies, and I saw it at the Low's State Theater; which was then a grand and palatial movie palace. I know I'm being a little redundant there. I sat in the front row of the balcony for that one. It had Robert Taylor in it, and Deborah Kerr, and Peter Ustinof made his American debut in that and was just too enchanting. Some other wonderful British actor played Petronius, one of the Senators who had to put up with Nero's madness; and he was enchanting, too.

    Anyway, I've been watching all this stuff on DVD. It seemed appropriate for Easter, and I rather enjoyed it. It put me in mind of those days in my childhood when these fabulous epics would sweep us up and knock us out. That brings me around to repeating myself; but lastly the Ridley Scott movie, which brought all those memories back to me, was "Gladiator". "Gladiator" means we can do it all again now, doesn't it? We can do those things that people said we can't do any more. Which they did say for a while that we couldn't do things like "Spartacus" again. That we didn't have the money, we didn't have the means. Well, "Gladiator" proved that that isn't true. That anything can be done now. I would love to see all kinds of new biblical epics. So, that's the end of that little speech.

    Now, what else do I have to tell you? What other questions do I have to have answered? Oh here's one thing, Michael in San Diego, leave your phone number next time you call. Okay? It's important. I'd like to call you. Leave your number for me. Okay now, what else?

    Oh, I am now going on tour in October. I'll probably be on "The Today Show" near the end of October. I don't know what towns I am going to yet; but I will tell you as soon as I know. I know it will be near the end of the tour that I go to New York. I'm working on my new book. I'm supposed to be writing this very minute. I'm supposed to be writing every minute, when I am working on a new book. I better get off the line now, because I've been talking for 6 minutes and 38 seconds. I love you dearly. I'll come back with a more coherent message soon, I promise. You writers out there - write. We need you. I love you. Bye bye."

    any thoughts? discuss at will.
    Thursday, May 1st, 2003
    10:07 pm
    First Post
    Hi, everyone... Newbie's first post... I guess there are a lot of these... I just read the post of the phone message and I'm wondering how I feel about having to say goodbye to all future Lestat books after this one... But there've been a lot, and I guess it's time. Still.....

    Been a fan since I was fourteen, reading The Interview With The Vampire on a commercial catamaran... poring over the pages while the boat rocked and people were seasick and miserable around me. Heh. Been hooked ever since.
    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003
    5:55 pm
    Phone Message Transcript: March 12th, 2003
    [appearing on Anne's fan phone line, (504) 522-8634]

    "Hello guys, it's March 12, 2003, and it's enthusiasm again. But I guess you've learned to expect enthusiasm from me. I think even when I give you my darker messages there's a kind of pervasive enthusiasm for life that still comes through; and this time I want to talk to you about another movie that I had the pleasure of seeing, and it's a masterpiece, a quiet masterpiece, a subtle masterpiece, but nevertheless a masterpiece, and it's called "About Schmidt".

    Harry Gittes is one of the producers. The other man is Michael Besman, and the film is brilliant. Jack Nicholson is the star of the movie, and he is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. I was really mesmerized by his performance. This is an actor in his prime, who could do practically anything he wanted with his immense talent, and he's deposited himself into the role of a prematurely elderly man and does it with such extraordinary finesse. Such extraordinary power. Such extraordinary sincerity. He absolutely captivates you from the first moment of the film to the end. I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite like it. You're drawn into looking at an ordinary life in a completely fresh way; and the film builds, and builds, and builds. Goes through his retirement and confronts, what is apparently the barrenness of his existence.

    Jack Nicholson is incredible. I can't imagine this movie with anybody else but Nicholson in it. It's a tour d'force. It's not only a tour d'force, it's something that will mean things to all generations. I mean, this is a movie for the baby boomers, it's a movie for young people, it's a subtle comedy, in a way, but it's also a wrenching drama. It's filled with marvelous scenes.

    Kathy Bates is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress. She's terrific in it. She's risky, and she's enchanting, and she's surprising; but it's really Jack Nicholson's incredible risky performance, too. It's just, that he would do this, that he would go out on this particular limb, at this point in his life, that he would play this decrepit and non-sexual man. That he would yield to that kind of a humble role, is really remarkable. I can't recommend it enough. It does the very opposite thing, really, of "The Hours", the last movie that I recommended. Of course "The Hours" was built with such exceptional people, and on madness and on the extraordinary. This movie focuses on the normal and on the mundane. It's really provocative and it's entertaining. It's thoroughly entertaining. It's at times also magical, and the end of it is nothing short of tragic. I really recommend it. I'd see it before the Academy Awards come up so that you can participate in all the madness of that special night and pull for Nicholson for the award. It is really something.

    I had the opportunity, a few years back, to work for the producer Harry Gittes, and I didn't go for it, and I think, maybe, I made a mistake. Maybe I should have gone with Harry. I mean, this movie is really something to be extraordinarily proud of.

    Okay, I have just a little bit of news. My book BLOOD CANTICLE will come out in the fall. I'll be on the road. I'll probably be in New York, maybe Dallas, maybe Los Angeles, maybe Miami. I hope to see a lot of you then. BLOOD CANTICLE, as I've told you, is probably the last time that I'll write about Lestat and his cohorts. It's the last time I'll write about the witches. It's my farewell novel and you can tell just by reading it, you won't have to tell by me that it's my farewell novel. I am moving on to other things. I no longer want to write from the point of view of the outcast. At least not the kind of outcasts that the vampires and the witches were. Maybe I'm going to pursue a different kind of outcast. I want to leave you with a question: Do any of you know who Lloyd C. Douglas is? Now I know you can rush to the Internet and find out in just a few seconds who he was, but before you do, think about it and tell me if you know who he is. Who is Lloyd C. Douglas? Now if you rush to the Internet and find out, then tell me what you think about what you found out. Does it ring any bells? Does it mean anything to you at all? I would really like to know. Okay guys, thank you for your messages. Keep calling me and telling me where you live. I love hearing your locations, it's exciting as on Larry King when they say "Here's Larry, from Rio De Janeiro" or "Jennifer from Chicago". Well, I have all of your guys Michael from San Diego, Jonathan from South Florida, Gary from Knoxville, Anna-Lise from Chicago, all of my many friends, thank you. And you writers out there; keep writing keep writing. If you don't write the classics of tomorrow, who's going to do it? I love you. Bye Bye."

    Current Music: grinspoon - more than you are
    6:20 pm
    i cant wait until another book comes out, hey does any one know when Anne is putting out a new book?

    Current Mood: curious
    6:20 pm
    i cant wait until another book comes out, hey does any one know when Anne is putting out a new book?

    Current Mood: curious
    Saturday, April 5th, 2003
    5:49 pm
    Hello all
    The obligatory first post :) I have worshipped Anne Rice's books for some time now, about three years. I've read every single book with her name on it and those under pseudonyms. One of my favorites is Cry to Heaven as well as the short story Nicolas and Jean.

    Am a proud owner of a website dealing with a lot of information on Anne Rice and her creations: Interview with the Vampire Files. :)

    Hope to talk to you all soon.

    Current Music: Incubus - Nice to Know You
    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003
    4:04 pm
    ~I am new~
    Hello I am Adrienne I am i just joined this club! I really love Anne Rice Books! Well I have read all her books except "Servant Of The Bones" and "A Feast of All Saints" that is under her Name Anne Rice! I have not read any of the books written under her other names!
    Friday, March 7th, 2003
    9:30 am
    Hello all. :3 I've been a fan for Anne Rice's books for about a month now...I've read Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, and I just started The Queen of the Damned today. ^^ I love Lestat to pieces, he's just so...*-*. XD But, yeah, anyhoo. I created a community for vampire fans called thevampirecoven. ^^ Join if you want to, please! :D Also, I'm interested in creating a group of role play journals, if anyone's interested or know if anyone's started one. ^_^

    *waves again* ^^

    Current Mood: hungry
    Current Music: none
    Friday, February 28th, 2003
    10:43 am
    Phone Message Transcript: February 17th, 2003
    [appearing on Anne's fan phone line, (504) 522-8634]

    "Hello guys, this is Anne Rice, it's February 17th, 2003. It's a very gray day here in New Orleans. We've had a whole spate of winter weather. I have been under the weather myself for about a month, because I had the Gastric Bypass operation. Stomach stapling. I don't know how many of you have heard of this, but it's a very drastic operation that you have when you are very overweight. I've been overweight for a long time. They staple off a portion of your stomach and only a very small portion, about as big as an egg, and that part of your stomach is the only part that can receive nutrients. They bypass a lot of your intestines and a part of the long intestine, I believe, is stapled up to the stomach, and after that you get full from a very small amount of food. I underwent that surgery on January 15th. I've been convalescing since then. I've kind of sailed through it. I've done very very well. I'm very glad I had the operation. It's kind of not a bad thing to experience, really, while in mourning. As you know I'm in mourning for having lost Stan on December 9th and I've done well with this operation. I've already lost about 30 pounds of my morbidly obese excess weight and I hope to lose more. But that isn't really what I came on to tell you. I am just telling you what's up with me because some of you want to know. Speaking of that, I appreciate you leaving the phone messages and the many wonderful things you've said about Stan and about loss and about grief; all of which have been a great comfort to me.

    But I really came on to tell you about this absolutely fabulous movie I saw last night on DVD. It was "The Hours". It's a real masterpiece of a film. Those of you who follow my film commentaries, know that I never pan a film. I only come on when I see something that is compellingly good enough for me to say something about it. "The Hours" is definitely just a brilliant film. It's the most brilliant film I've seen since "Magnolia". It really is a masterpiece. It makes me happy. It makes me joyous, that a film like this can be made in America. That we can get something like this done. That we can go from a wonderful and spectacular "Gladiator", which I realize was a couple of years ago, to a film like "The Hours" and we can do that. And I really think Miramax is wonderful for having had a hand in this. It's just great. The director is Stephen Daldry. There are too many people in the cast to mention, and they were all fantastic. Nicole Kidman is wonderful as Virginia Woolf, the writer. Meryl Streep is fantastic, Julianne Moore is mesmerizing. Ed Harris is just terrific. Everybody in it really is very very good. The film is, oh it's like entering into an intense dream or spell, and not wanting to wake up. You are just locked to the screen. The music, the acting, the editing, I mean, all of it contributes to this like twisting sense of these people's faces; and their eyes and their voices, and what they are going through. And you are privy to their emotions and you are just swept away with it. I mean, it is a fantastic film about the hearts and souls and about obscenities. It has all kinds of meanings that I have yet to fully understand. It's a very courageous film. A very seriously made film, and I highly recommend it to all of you. I know it's running now in the theaters. I got the DVD simply because Paramount decided to send everybody in the Writer's Guild a DVD, so I got it. I really had no idea it was going to be this good. I was just locked to it, from the moment I put it in the machine and I just can't recommend it enough. If anybody tells you that this is a woman's picture...goodness sakes. This is no more a woman's picture than "Enemy of the Gates" was a man's picture. This is a picture about people. There is no woman's picture and man's picture, those titles don't shock us. They don't really define anything. A great movie is a great movie; and that's what this is. I recommend that you go see it right away. My first recommendation is that you see it on a big screen, don't wait for the DVD, as I did. If you can get out to a theater, so see it. Go see "The Hours", it's really compelling, it's really worth the time. Everything about it is really flawless. The editing, again, I know I'm repeating myself, is terrific. Just terrific. I just want to say that I'm devoted to Virginia Woolf, the writer. I studied her intensely in my college years. I took my masters oral exam on Virginia Woolf, Hemingway, and Shakespeare; and I'm overjoyed to see that this movie put Virginia Woolf back on the bestseller list. I think it's great. I think it's wonderful that more people will turned onto Virginia Woolf. That they'll find out what a magnificent writer she was. That she inspired this movie is great thing. It's a tribute to her.

    I did see another wonderful movie recently, it was "A Beautiful Mind". I know that's a movie from last year or the year before, but it's also very fine. And Russell Crowe is quite wonderful in it. You wouldn't believe that this was the same person who played in "Gladiator". He is really a fabulous actor. And speaking of actors, Ed Harris in "The Hours" was in both "The Enemy at the Gates" and "The Hours" and he is fabulous and I again recommend it to you. Leave me a message at the beep. I love to hear from you. All those of you who are writers, keep the faith. I love you very much, take care.

    Current Music: tadpole - alright
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2003
    11:32 am
    I am knew to this community...but loved vampires since I could remember! I finised interview with the vampire and now reading the vampire lestat! its really good! I want to get the movie interview with the vampire! I rented it a month ago. It made me cry! :'(. I have the movie queen of the damned, but I thought interview wit the vampire was better!

    Current Mood: calm
    Current Music: Vampires by Godsmack
[ << Previous 20 -- Next 20 >> ]