Phone Message Transcript: September 29, 1997
[appearing on Anne's fan phone line]

"Hi, this is Anne Rice. Let's see, it's morning, no, no, no, yeah, it's 12:30 okay, on September 29th, and I just saw this beautiful movie on Showtime. I'm going to go out and find the disc of it and the DVD and a tape. It's quite, quite incredible. It was BULLETPROOF HEART and it had Anthony LaPaglia and Mimi Rogers. Mimi Rogers is as wonderful as she was in SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME years ago, or in THE RAPTURE just a few years back. She's an absolutely fantastic actress and woman, and the whole movie had the, God, the star quality of an allegory and yet it's just pulsing with life. The colors of it even were beautiful. They're sort of a ruby red and gold all the way through and then a black and white when it went to the city lights of New York. It's just beautiful. It's definitely what they used to call film noir in the old days, which just means dark film, a film shot at night, a film about the dark aspects of life. I highly recommend it. Anthony LaPaglia, Mimi Rogers, and I think the director's name is Mark Malone. I'm going to find out for sure, but again, this is like a jewel. It's one of those movies that's about everything. Naturally, it was shot in Canada. It seems like over and over again really top quality things are in Canada.

Oh, and I have to mention that Peter Boyle was in it. Peter Boyle was one of the leads in it. Last year I was on POLITICALLY INCORRECT and it was a lot of fun. I was on, I guess, a total of three times. But anyway, the first time, Peter Boyle was there, and I was just star struck. I mean, I don't know, you probably, some of you may not recognize his name if you're very young, but he's an absolutely fantastic actor. And for those of you who are movie buffs, he was great in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, he played the monster in Mel Brooks' movie. But he is a great actor. A towering kind of actor, he towers over everybody. Anyway, I recommend that film.

Take care and good night. Leave me a message at the beep. One minute is all there is, but I will listen to it. I love you. Take care."