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lilithesquee
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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?

Paul,

 

What was the take on your crime drama crew's take  on "Let the Right One In."  Did they see it as a crime fiction?  I was not contacted by an irate editor so I guess she/he took this choice ok, yes?  

 

lily   

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Ivonne
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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?

I heard that the movie is available on DVD in March. Is this true?

 

 

 

This is a new book club that meets at the Barnes & Noble in Worcester, MA the third Saturday of every month. They have cool monthly giveaways! They have a new forum waiting for new people to post about their favorite authors. www.bookreadertimes.com

The book that they are reading for March is Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

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TiggerBear
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Ivonne wrote:

I heard that the movie is available on DVD in March. Is this true?

 

 

 

This is a new book club that meets at the Barnes & Noble in Worcester, MA the third Saturday of every month. They have cool monthly giveaways! They have a new forum waiting for new people to post about their favorite authors. www.bookreadertimes.com

The book that they are reading for March is Moon Called by Patricia Briggs


Release date March 10th.

 

(runs around cheering like a silly idiot)

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BendTheDark
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I can't wait to get a copy! It's look fantastic!
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BendTheDark
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So I couldn't wait for a copy, I just went and saw it.

I have to say, it had me going. It really did. The movie was just.. Wow. You hardly see good ones like this. It is definitely a classic, and I can't wait to read the book! I have to confess, this has been titled as one of my favorites, and that title doesn't go around easily! 

 

(Spoiler Alert)

I do have a question, the foreshadowing at the end reminded me of the way Eli touched the cheek of her care taker, in an earlier scene. Was he like Eli in the beginning? Young and caring, until he got old and died? I didn't get if he was a fatherly figure or a past lover; his reaction to her caress in the earlier scene was questionable.

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LordRuthven
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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?


BendTheDark wrote:

(Spoiler Alert)

I do have a question, the foreshadowing at the end reminded me of the way Eli touched the cheek of her care taker, in an earlier scene. Was he like Eli in the beginning? Young and caring, until he got old and died? I didn't get if he was a fatherly figure or a past lover; his reaction to her caress in the earlier scene was questionable.


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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?

Forgive my laziness in not looking for the book thread (I know there is one somewhere), but I saw today that the sequel to te book is due out in a couple of weeks. The title is Handling the Undead. I'm not sure when it releases here.

 

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"Handling the Undead" is not a sequel, but I can't wait to read it. It is sort of Lindqvist's take on zombies.
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LordRuthven wrote:
"Handling the Undead" is not a sequel, but I can't wait to read it. It is sort of Lindqvist's take on zombies.

Well, good grief -- I guess I wasn't paying attention.

 

Carol

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lilithesquee wrote:

Paul,

 

What was the take on your crime drama crew's take  on "Let the Right One In."  Did they see it as a crime fiction?  I was not contacted by an irate editor so I guess she/he took this choice ok, yes?  

 

lily   


Lily:

Geez, sorry about not replying to your post! I was just re-reading this thread and realized I had never  responded – the answer is that I never did get to use this book, which stinks! Oh well, I guess I can't have everything go my way....    :smileysad:

Paul 

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lilithesque
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Paul,

 

Thanks for the reply.  I am astounded that you can keep up with all the threads at all, so no problem about the delay.  Anyway, thats a shame.  Their loss. Did you ever see the film now that its on disk?

 

Lily 

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I knew there was discussion going on about this movie, so when I had a chance to pick up the book,  I grabbed it. My original plan was to read it after I had read the April books and finished up a few others, but I read the first couple of pages and all my plans changed. This was a masterful work. I am going to try to find the book thread and read everyone's comments there and here as well. Haunting story and characters.
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TiggerBear
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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?

A note to any of you still looking to get a copy of this movie. Get the new release, the earlier release the english subtitles we set on American stupid. The new release has that and a direct translation into english version of subtitles. Much better. The cover a little different it's the brighter image of the girl.
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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?

Watched this one the other night and was blown away.  The young actress that played Eli pulled off something I haven't seen since Kirsten Dunst in Interview, she managed to project old age in such a subtle way.  My agent asked what my favorite thing about the movie was and though I was creeped out and nearly cheered during the climactic pool scene, I was most intrigued by how the filmmakers nailed the act of predatory grooming.

 

Good stuff.

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TiggerBear wrote:
A note to any of you still looking to get a copy of this movie. Get the new release, the earlier release the english subtitles we set on American stupid.

Tig:

"American stupid" – I love that!   :smileyhappy:

Paul 

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paulgoatallen wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:
A note to any of you still looking to get a copy of this movie. Get the new release, the earlier release the english subtitles we set on American stupid.

Tig:

"American stupid" – I love that!   :smileyhappy:

Paul 


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Re: Let the Right One In motion picture – A Vampire Classic?

If anyone is interested this movie is available on Netflix via DVD rental or online streaming.  I watched it from my Xbox360 two nights ago and enjoyed it immensely. 
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