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Review by bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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The points I'm going to argue / comment on:
X How his performance as Lestat / any character supposedly sucks.
X He didin't even read the books when he took the role of Lestat.
X How he in the first place took such a crappy role in a crappy script.
X Being drunk on the set / made up accent and bragging about them.
X He supposedly acted surprised twice for the same reason in the film.

Now, when you put all that in that way and even leave it at that - sure as hell it sounds downright ridiculous and awful. But why don't we take a deeper look at all that? I know I will, you're always free to ignore and if you do choose to give the following a thought - you're always of course free to have and keep your own opinion. AND please do take notice that I am not trying to make him look like the best actor ever or justify his obviously stupid attitudes with the whole drinking thing... I'm simply trying to open people's eyes that there's more to everything than those arguments imply and that thus none of the above has to make Townsend into the worst actor in the world either.
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Opinion by Myf_1992 posted over a year ago
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Is Lestat's behaviour caused by his brothers and father, or was his father and brothers' behaviour caused by Lestat's out breaks, in short, why is Lestat the way he is, and how did it affect the people he knew?

This has been argued a lot, not as a topic on its own, but as a part of an argument for other topics, so I thought I'd write this article discussing Lestat's childhood, and what formed his personality.

Many speculate that Lestat's behaviour, his rule-breaking in particular is caused by his father's coldness towards him. I aim to find out why Lestat is the way he is, and what part his father, mother and brothers play in his development.

The first thing to look at is his circumstances. He was the youngest brother, which naturally puts him in the lowest of family ranks, which would naturally make him restless and rebellious. They were poor, which would make Lestat regretful, to be born into a family with nothing to give financially. His eldest brother, Augustin, was destined to inherit the castle, estate and all they possessed. Which would make Lestat naturally jealous and angry towards his brother. His father was...
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Review by bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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Many people are judging Townsend without looking at all into anything that means something when it comes to a character adaptation. Let me write a review of Townsend as Lestat and then of Tom Cruise for the same version of the character.

Like everyoen else who have read the books, I see the Queen of the Damned film's version of Lestat is almost totally out-of-character but I personally hold only the script writers' and possibly the director and whoever really had any say on it, responssible.

Not the actor; not Stuart Townsend, at all - because he could not possibly have changed the character into more true version, in any case. Because the script writers created the version; they wrote the scenes and the lines given to the character - Townsend could only do his best and bring the written text to life and add to it, improvising himself.

And even if Townsend had known who Lestat truly is, the script was already too radical - it was impossible to portray a totally true Lestat in that film's story that is nothing like the books'. Marius' character was more like Magnus in personality and since Marius is an extremely important person to...
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