Called Out Of Darkness: A Spiritual C...

Called Out Of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

There are 15 comments on the EDGEptown.com Entertainment Feed story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Called Out Of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession. In it, EDGEptown.com Entertainment Feed reports that:

Anne Rice is one of the most well known contemporary authors. Her books, many dealing with the supernatural, the gothic and the mystical, have topped the bestseller lists for the past thirty years.

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nina

Ottawa, Canada

#1 Oct 21, 2008
I didn't know this was about Anne Rice when I clicked on the title

but, I lost all respect for her when she flip flopped on the Interview with a Vampire Casting (Tom Cruise)

I gave away all my Anne books - including the Sleeping Beauty series under the other name

and haven't been able to read her since.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#2 Oct 21, 2008
nina wrote:
I didn't know this was about Anne Rice when I clicked on the title
but, I lost all respect for her when she flip flopped on the Interview with a Vampire Casting (Tom Cruise)
I gave away all my Anne books - including the Sleeping Beauty series under the other name
and haven't been able to read her since.
If you liked her books before her Tom Cruise flip flop to sell movie tickets then why wouldn't you like them afterward.
At least she was honest about it to begin with and then the studio forced her to retract her comment because of her contract. You could still tell that she thought that Tom Cruise was a poor choice for the part of Lestat but , what can ya do? The movie was still good and I own all of her books.
I was disappointed in the "queen of the Damned" movie though. The only good thing about that movie was the sound tract and .....(damn it I should know this) who was the girl that played Akasha? Well she played Akasha very well in my opinion.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#3 Oct 22, 2008
I stopped reading her stuff after the last vampire book I read had Lestat travelling back in time to see Jesus' crucifixion. It's fine if she wants to devote herself to Catholicism again, but I don't understand why she has to intertwine it with her novels.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#4 Oct 22, 2008
Lil Ticked wrote:
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If you liked her books before her Tom Cruise flip flop to sell movie tickets then why wouldn't you like them afterward.
because I think the entire thing from her intial statement to her final one

was a calculated move to make people see if TC could be Lestat

I don't beleive she was coerced to retract the statement by the Studio

it's not like she suddenly found out TC was in the movie just before the release

if she honestly thought that, there was a time and place to raise the issue - before filming not just as it was released

given her status, I doubt she wouldn't have been included in some aspect of the production

it's not like she was a first time writer or not a name brand without influence

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#5 Oct 22, 2008
nina wrote:
<quoted text>
because I think the entire thing from her intial statement to her final one
was a calculated move to make people see if TC could be Lestat
I don't beleive she was coerced to retract the statement by the Studio
it's not like she suddenly found out TC was in the movie just before the release
if she honestly thought that, there was a time and place to raise the issue - before filming not just as it was released
given her status, I doubt she wouldn't have been included in some aspect of the production
it's not like she was a first time writer or not a name brand without influence
Good points.
But I guess what I was getting at is...
I am not a big Tom Cruise fan .. But I will watch a movie that he is in if it looks like I would enjoy it.
Just like regardless of whether or not I agree with Anne Rice's opinions or whatever, I know I like her writing so I read her books.
Ya know what I mean?
nina

Canada

#6 Oct 22, 2008
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Good points.

Ya know what I mean?
sure, but I lost all respect for her, so couldn't abide her work anymore

much like Marion Zimmer Bradley was my favorite author since I was 8

I met her at a convention when I was 24

she was very rude to me

after that, I couldn't read her books anymore either

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7 Oct 22, 2008
nina wrote:
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sure, but I lost all respect for her, so couldn't abide her work anymore
much like Marion Zimmer Bradley was my favorite author since I was 8
I met her at a convention when I was 24
she was very rude to me
after that, I couldn't read her books anymore either
OK, I will give ya that. I met David Carridean from "Kill Bill" and "Kung-fu" and he was one twisted perv. Thought that he could just take my wife back to his hotel room because he was famous. Boy, did she tell him off! But, I have a hard time watching anything with him in it without laughing or getting that little ick feeling.
nina

Canada

#8 Oct 23, 2008
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>OK, I will give ya that. I met David Carridean from "Kill Bill" and "Kung-fu" and he was one twisted perv. Thought that he could just take my wife back to his hotel room because he was famous. Boy, did she tell him off! But, I have a hard time watching anything with him in it without laughing or getting that little ick feeling.
wow, my Mom used to watch his Kung Fu tv show back in the 70's

I wonder how many celebs think that being a celeb means that social rules (or laws) don't apply to them anymore

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#9 Oct 23, 2008
nina wrote:
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wow, my Mom used to watch his Kung Fu tv show back in the 70's
I wonder how many celebs think that being a celeb means that social rules (or laws) don't apply to them anymore
More than we probably would even want to know about.
LOL!
Sheila

Texarkana, TX

#10 Mar 16, 2010
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Good points.
But I guess what I was getting at is...
I am not a big Tom Cruise fan .. But I will watch a movie that he is in if it looks like I would enjoy it.
Just like regardless of whether or not I agree with Anne Rice's opinions or whatever, I know I like her writing so I read her books.
Ya know what I mean?
I agree.
Freddy the Frightstalker

Norfolk, VA

#12 Jul 3, 2010
I would love to see Ms. Rice write a novel about Judas Iscariot becoming a vampire after hangs himself and where he is condemned to walk the Earth and given a chance to repent!!!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#13 Jul 6, 2010
Freddy the Frightstalker wrote:
I would love to see Ms. Rice write a novel about Judas Iscariot becoming a vampire after hangs himself and where he is condemned to walk the Earth and given a chance to repent!!!
There have been several movies with that theme already, not to mention any number of novels.

It's an old, old idea.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#14 Jul 6, 2010
nina wrote:
I didn't know this was about Anne Rice when I clicked on the title
but, I lost all respect for her when she flip flopped on the Interview with a Vampire Casting (Tom Cruise)
I gave away all my Anne books - including the Sleeping Beauty series under the other name
and haven't been able to read her since.
I must have different tastes-- I seriously tried to get through "Interview", but could not-- it literally bored me-- I could not find a single redeeming character in the entire book.

If there is not at least one character I care about what happens to? I cannot continue to maintain interest.

That was my problem with "Interview.."... none of the characters were worth paying attention to, in my opinion.

<shrug>

I had the same problem with the movie, "Dangerous Liaisons"-- nobody in that abysmal movie was worth paying attention to.... I'd have walked out, except I was not the driver that night.
Freddy the Fright-Stalker

Norfolk, VA

#15 Jan 4, 2011
Ms. Rice!! I urge you to write an upcoming novel featuring Judas Iscariot transitioning from one of Jesus Christ's disciples to becoming this world's king of the vampires!
Freddy the Fright-Stalker

Norfolk, VA

#16 Nov 20, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
There have been several movies with that theme already, not to mention any number of novels.
It's an old, old idea.
Not if Ms. Anne Rice writes Judas being King of the Damned "Bob of Quantum-Faith"!

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