Sunday, March 22, 2009

Book vs. Film - Let The Right One In

A.V. Club... Book vs. Film - Let The Right One In. "...Let The Right One In takes its name from a Morrissey song quoted on the title page for the book’s final section: 'Let the right one in / let the old dreams die / let the wrong ones go / They cannot do what you want them to do.' (For its first-edition English translation, St. Martin’s Press went with the title Let Me In, but that was subsequently changed back to the original title for the movie tie-in edition of the book.) That quote sums up the story of the protagonist, Oskar (first-time actor Kåre Hedebrant), a bullied, isolated kid who makes friends with Eli (Lina Leandersson), who appears to be a girl about his age who’s recently moved into his apartment complex. Then he gradually learns that she isn’t what she appears to be, on several levels — she isn’t a she, she isn’t his age, and she isn’t human. She’s a vampire, and not the glamorous, seductive variety that’s become popular again in recent decades."
Also... Johan Söderqvist... Eli's Theme (.mp3 audio 02:40). From Let The Right One In - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008, MovieScore Media MMS08022).


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