Friday, April 23, 2010

Let The Right One In

The problem with fifth generation iPods is the battery life which at most is two or three hours, when gen 3 could go 12 hours at a stretch. It was because of this that I had to endure a forty minute conversation about Twilight the other day on public transport. I have not read the books or seen the film so I'm in no position to criticise, but at one point when the cinematography of the movies was being discussed, I was tempted to mention Let The Right One In which is a vampire film for people who don't like vampire films and is filled with the kind of snowy dreamscapes you can only really get in a decidedly non CGI Sweden. It's also touching, scary, funny and melancholy - you know all the good stuff which gets you a 97% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you haven't seen Let The Right One In yet, well, what is your problem? You could do a lot worse than rent the DVD this weekend. The original novel is also rather good.
If you enjoyed the shaky camerawork and the character development in 2008's Cloverfield you'll be happy to know that the director of said field is remaking Let The Right One In just for you.