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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:34 pm
Oh I agree, the ambiguity was the beauty of that particular line.
For a minute I thought I had misremembered one of my favourite anecdotes of the weekend !
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:47 am
Half way through the book and its brilliant. It explains some more about the characters and background, but still the film sits nicely with it. His next book is out 4 september according to Zavvi (but that could be wrong!) and is called Handling the Undead -
Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There's a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the dead are waking up...What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home. "Handling the Undead" is a story about our greatest fear and about a love that defies death. Following his success with "Let the Right One In", this novel too has been a bestseller in his native Sweden.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:38 am
That sounds a lot like this
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:43 pm
Ah I loved this. It was the surprise of the festival for me as I had no inkling of what to expect before hand. Fair play to the writer of course but the director needs to be given his due - he coaxed wonderful performances from the two children and the rescue in the swimming pool in particular was realised superbly. To have seen Eli leap through the window and wreak havoc would have been hokey and out of step with the rest of the film but when you heard the glass break from under the water followed by the kicking legs...the head...the arm...well, I thought it was exceptional. Not only one of my favourite vampire films but now one of my favourite films of recent years.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:57 pm
Let me tell you a story....
On Saturday when I went to watch MMT and TGP I had overdone my bit for the Russian economy so to speak. Or overdid it on the vodka....
So come Sunday morning I get up, go have my breakfast and then watch From Within. Feeling like sh*t I consider watching that film, going back to the hotel, having a couple of hours sleep and then starting again with The Broken.
However I decided to stick it out, when you have the hangover from hell you can only start to feel better as there and then you are already at rock bottom...
What I saw in Let The Right One In was a wonderful film, something so good I still recollect it now, something so good I now own the book and enjoy reading it to get a bigger picture of what the film is about.
The one film I was going to miss was the best one that I saw, the development of the friendship between oskar and eli and how eli protects oskar in the end.
Totally brilliant movie, one that touches you an leaves a lasting memory.
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:00 am
I thought this was an amazing film, best of the festival for me (although difficult to compare to other ones I really enjoyed, like Dance of the Dead and Autopsy). I love the feel of a lot of Scandinavian films and it really hit an emotional chord with me.
Definitely agree about the similarities in tone to 'My Life as a Dog'.