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Review: Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' conjures vampires with human touch
Review: Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' conjures vampires with human touch

"Byzantium" is a very different sort of vampire drama for director Neil Jordan, whose undead were so fabulously rich and fashion-forward in "Interview With the Vampire" so many years ago. This vision of the immortal has more of an Irish fable quality, complete with swirling mists, choppy seas and the grit of hard lives. The movie's stars are haunting as well. Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton portray daughter and mother vampires on the run, bound and torn in ways that mothers and daughters always are. PHOTOS: Are vampires sexy or not sexy? From the lyrical and deeply sad journal entries of 16-year-old Eleanor (Ronan) to the tricks turned by Clara (Arterton) to...

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