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  The Queen of the Damned - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Queen of the Damned is the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series.
The plot of Queen of the Damned is extensive and complex.
Posing as the Queen of Heaven (and the Virgin Mary), Akasha telepathically urges women to kill nearly all the men in third-world countries, making the man-woman ratio 1:100, because she sees men as the root of all evil.
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 Laramie Movie Scope: The Queen of the Damned
In "Queen of the Damned" the sexual tension is played out between the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (played by Stuart Townsend) and Akisha (played by the late Aaliyah of "Romeo Must Die") and the mortal Jesse Reeves (Marguerite Moreau).
Akisha is the mother of all vampires, the queen of the damned, as it were.
In "Queen of the Damned" Lestat does not seem like the tortured soul he was in the first film.
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Watching Damned is damned sad because Aaliyah clearly had a bright acting career ahead of her.
Damned, which returns exactly zero actors from Interview, is primarily about the vampire Lestat, who, despite being described as a tall, curly-haired blond, was originally played by dark-haired dwarf Tom Cruise.
I'm sure I won't be alone in saying Damned would have been much better with more Akasha and less of Jesse's story, which is simply that of the typical vampire flick character who, for some reason, wants to get their neck bitten because they're curious about the whole undead thing.
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 The Queen of the Damned
Akasha was once the queen of the Nile (she has a bit in common with the Egyptian goddess Isis), and it’s unwise to rile her now that she’s had 60 centuries of practice being undead.
Queen of the Damned is the third novel in the Vampire Chronicles (and I highly recommend reading books one and two before beginning here - The Interview with the Vampire, and The Vampire Lestat).
Anne Rice depicts pre-dynastic Egypt vividly and with historic accuracy in Queen of the Damned.
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 Queen of the Damned DVD Review
Queen of the Damned is extremely boring, uninspiring, week and lacks the sense of power and appeal that Rice’s vampires so generously merit.
Queen of the Damned is a mediocre affair without a single piece of charm or thrill and it doesn't live up to the standards of a notable vampire film.
Queen of the Damned could have been a clever and inventive film, instead the film became a collection of scenes with little to no adherence to it.
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 Amazon.com: The Queen of the Damned (Vampire Chronicles (Paperback)): Books: Anne Rice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
The Queen of the Damned is strikingly different in both form and substance from the first two books of The Vampire Chronicles.
"Queen of the Damned" is a remarkable epic novel, despite the spotty series it was a part of.
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 The Queen Of The Damned - Movie Review
The Queen of the Damned is no exception to the rule, despite attempts to become something more, but it still manages to deliver a fair bit of vampire fun.
The Queen of the Damned stars Stuart Townsend as the vampire Lestat, a character first made popular in film by Tom Cruise in the engaging Interview With the Vampire.
At times, Queen of the Damned reaches out for something deeper in the heart of Lestat and almost catapults itself to a higher status, but it inevitably gets lost in the gore of the Hollywood vampire world.
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 Queen of the Damned   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a final film for singer Aaliyah, Queen of the Damned is not a fitting tribute.
Queen of the Damned is actually the third novel in the Vampire Chronicles; the second, The Vampire Lestat was not adapted, although some of the plot is at the beginning of this one.
Queen of the Damned chronicles something, it's not clear because the script is so muddled and goes all over the place.
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Queen of the Damned is loosely based on the third volume of the widely popular books The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.
Queen of the Damned's plot, title notwithstanding, actually concentrates on Lestat (Stuart Townsend), a centuries-old vampire of musical inclinations who yearns for fame and public adulation and sees his path to fulfillment as attainable by revealing his true nature and using this sensational information to promote himself in the world of heavy-metal rock 'n roll.
Due to the fortunate combination of talent and the phenomenal appeal of what most critics and media pundits believe to be a clever gimmick, Lestat (urging others of his kind to "come out wherever they are"), achieves superstardom and public notoriety that arouses the ire of the rest of his ilk.
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 The Popkorn Junkie :: Queen of the Damned
The Popkorn Junkie :: Queen of the Damned
At the end when Queen Akasha is dying it is impossible to hold back the tears because we know that the actor is dead.
Aaliyah might have one day made a good actress, but if this film is any indication of the pentacle of her acting ability--she should be remembered for her music.
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 Damned: The Queen of the Damned (Novel) Fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Damned: The Queen of the Damned (Novel) Fanlisting
Welcome to "Damned" the only fanlisting listed at thefanlistings.org for the novel " The Queen of the Damned" written by the exceptionally talented Anne Rice.
In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary "Vampire Chronicles" in a feat of mesmeric storytelling, a chillingly hypnotic entertainment in which the oldest and most powerful forces of the night are unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
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 DVDown Under REVIEW - Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned
The second filmic adaptation, Queen of the Damned takes a few liberties with the subsequent novels by combining elements from, Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned.
Interview and Damned as such drastically different movie, stylistically speaking, that you'd be forgiven for not linking the two together.
Damned is presented on DVD in a very respectable package with not only great picture and sound, but also a collection of extras well worth a lookover.
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 : RevolutionSF - The Queen of the Damned : Review
But Queen of the Damned… well, for starters, there's the fact that the movie is attempting to compress the events and characters of two 500-page books into one less-than-two-hour movie.
The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned are the novel equivalents of Empire and Jedi, one leading into the other.
On the sliding scale of vampire movies, Queen of the Damned is not as good as Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Lost Boys, Blade, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, or Interview with the Vampire.
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 The Queen of the Damned
Though The Queen of the Damned opens with an homage to Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, its visual style is more closely akin to Tarsem Singh's The Cell (though neither as trippy nor daring).
The Queen of the Damned functions much better as a sociological exercise than a narrative, much in the same way as the badly overwritten Anne Rice historical melodramas (sort of Tolkien with bodice-ripping and for vampire mythology) upon which it is based.
The Queen of the Damned suffers from the same brand of confusion as the loneliness and fear that fosters a wish for a Don Juan superhero invulnerability.
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 The Queen Of The Damned   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rock star Vampire Lestat prepares for a concert in San Francisco, unaware that hundreds of vampires will be among the fans that night and that they are committed to destroying him for risking exposing them all.
Lestat's journey to a cavern deep beneath a Greek Island on his quest for the origins of the vampire race awakened Akasha, Queen of the Damed and mother of all vampires, from her 6,000 year sleep.
The threads are brought together in the twentieth century when the fate of the living and the livingdead is rewritten.
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 The Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned is too long with too little going on.
Queen of the Damned as you might have guessed, makes sorry use of Aaliyah in her one and only starring role -
There's a bit of thematic meat on the bones of Queen of the Damned, as its origins in an Anne Rice novel dictate, but generally, it's a movie that emphasizes style over character and substance.
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 Queen of the Damned
Queen Akasha (Aaliyah) who rises from a stone statue, becomes a protagonist for Lestat and the battles are on.
The key to the film is to understand that when vampires is suck blood from a victim, they are not to take the last drop of blood, as it will mean the death of both.
Aaliyah, as Queen Akasha is erotically beautiful, in what, unfortunately, was her last film.
www.reelmoviecritic.com /2002/id1791.htm   (409 words)

 Film Review: Queen of the Damned: Damned, Damned, Damned!
Based on what we learn from "Queen of the Damned," it seems that Dracula would have no problem melting into the punk or goth crowd of Hollywood Boulevard, Times Square or some seedy district of London.
By the time Aaliyah makes her stunning appearance as Queen Akasha, the mother of all vampires who hails from ancient Egypt, Lestat and crew have clearly established the film as theirs, not hers—even though she plays the title role.
"Queen of the Damned" stretches to an almost comedic extreme the experience of blood sucking, with the vampires reveling in it like it is the bomb weed or sex.
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 Queen of the Damned
She was basically told by WB that the company had its "own vision" for the sequel, one that wouldn't involve her.
The only thing that saved it from total obscurity was the fact that pop singer Aaliyah was in the cast (in the title role), and she died in a plane crash only months before the film was released.
The plotline, which is based both upon Rice's "The Vampire Lestat" and "Queen of the Damned" novels, isn't enticing.
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 Queen of the Damned (2002): Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah, Marguerite Moreau - PopMatters Film Review
This is where Queen of the Damned comes closest to acknowledging the queerness and homoerotics of Rice's books and vampire lore generally.
There is also something more than obvious about Queen of the Damned's commentary on the vampiric nature of fame.
Undoubtedly, the reason many will see Queen of the Damned is out of some grisly fascination with or respect for the recently departed Aaliyah.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/q/queen-of-the-damned1.shtml   (1028 words)

 Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice, Aaliyah
Marius fears that Lestat's carelessness may have awakened Akasha (Aaliyah), the oldest and most powerful of the vampires, a queen of ancient Egypt whose uncontrollable bloodlust nearly destroyed both the human and vampire worlds.
Queen of the Damned has everything going for it: it's based on Anne Rice's wildly popular Vampire Chronicles; it can make use of a cool Goth-metal soundtrack; and it features Aaliyah (the the beautiful and exotic RandB singer who died last year at 22 in a plane crash in the Bahamas).
Despite all these strikes in its favor, Queen of the Damned is stylish but disjointed and unsatisfying.
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 Eye Weekly - Queen of the Damned - 02.21.02
The Queen of the Damned, which features an unknown hero (Stuart Townsend) and an undead heroine (Aaliyah), is a hideous, confusing spectacle, one that may well put the nail in the coffin of any future Rice adaptations.
Apart from a lengthy flashback sequence, The Queen of the Damned takes place in the present day, where the charismatic vamp Lestat (Townsend) has achieved worldwide fame as a rock star.
He makes no secret of his undead status — most fans assume this to be a marketing gimmick — which attracts the attention of Jesse (Marguerite Moreau), a woman belonging to a shadowy group of scholars who keep tabs on the dark forces.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Queen Of The Damned [2002]: DVD: Aaliyah,Stuart Townsend,Marguerite Moreau,Vincent Perez,Paul McGann,Lena ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queen of the Damned combines the plot elements from the two disappointing novels Anne Rice cranked out as the sequels to Interview with the Vampire and contrives to be better than the book it is named after, but not by much.
Stuart Townsend is very easy on the eye and Aaliyah is excellent as the Queen of the Damned -there is added poignancy knowing she died soon after making the movie.
Literary adaptations are a tricky thing at the best of times, but "Queen of the Damned" is to "Lord of the Rings" what Ziploc bags are to fine china.
www.amazon.co.uk /Queen-Damned-Aaliyah/dp/B000063W26   (1679 words)

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