Let the Right One In
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The story? Bullied and lonley 12-year-old Oscar makes a connection with his next-door neighbor, Eli, a girl of roughly the same physical age. Turns out that she's a vampire. The best part of this scenario is that, despite the grim story and buckets of grue, it shapes up to be an emotionally affecting love story.
The film got buried while multiplexers were tossed addle-brained crap like 'Twilight'. Don't let the same happen to this novel - check it out!
The dvd comes out in March, so that shouldn't be too difficult.
I'm not sure, but I think the original title of the novel might have translated simply as "Let Me In", but was changed to "Let the Right One In" for the film's release. A very good idea, I think.
The American version is called Let Me In because the publishers requested that Lindqvist change the title as they believed it was too long - which is why I had trouble finding it.
Yeah, me too. I walked into Borders and looked at both books, trying to decide which one to purchase. I even called a friend who isn't a big reader and had him look up the books on Amazon to see which he would prefer. As you can see I just bought both. LT is a blessing and a curse. Now who said that?
I generally loathe remakes (especially of recent vintage, although I realize that "recycling" has been the Hollywood way since the very beginning), but I'm hoping that maybe the American remake will at least include the missing stuff!
BTW, I have the DVD waiting at home for me to watch tonight. I have a strong feeling that there are some elements of the story that won't make the movie. After all, there are some pretty disturbing story points that I'm not sure many would want to see on film. Not me of course, I'm a sick bastard. But many would get up and walk out if some of the scenes made the movie.
I've heard this comment before. I haven't read the book yet and I probably won't read it before I watch the movie. It will definitely be a change for me.
I'll certainly see the American remake. I doubt it will be as faithful to the book which is first and foremost a story of friendship. But the addition of more scary and disturbing scenes will give the American audience what it wants most. I'm cool with that. I like to be scared.
I'll avoid THE GRAVEYARD, but I'd like to mention that I was unexpectedly taken with the film adaptation of Clive Barker's THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN. Not bad at all.
I feel such peer pressure with this group.
ken10 - that's funny about Oskar. I noticed the same thing.
The movie was good, but I hated the English dubbing, it was off, like a badly dubbed Asian film. I would have rather subtitles than being distracted by the voice overs. The actors they chose were excellent, they fit my mind's eye exactly.
Now I have Quarantine to watch, bloody peer pressure.
beeg - I always try and shy away from sarcasm on these forums as they never come across properly. I knew you had read the book from your earlier entry on this thread. I hope my attempt wasn't missinterpreted.
It played dubbed for me, I never think about setup until after the fact.
I also watched Shutter--very good--and Dog Soldiers--just ok.
On another note has anybody read handling the undead by the same author? I saw it in a bookstore yesterday and was torn between it and Chuck Palahniuks new novel. (Ended up buying pygmy somewhat regretting it)
From what I've seen in the commercials, the remake looks pretty damned good.