Film Rec

Mar. 5th, 2012 07:47 pm
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I know, I said I won´t have time for internet things but it turns out, I have the laptop all evening :)

Do you remember The Island? I think I watched about half of it and found it vaguely interesting, and otherwise pretty standard plastic Hollywood fare. I must say, that I didn´t feel overly compassionate toward any of the characters.

Today, I watched Never Let Me Go. While both films share a similar basic plot idea, this one is frighteningly realistic and so quiet and gentle at times that the cruelty of it eats right into your heart.

I cried right through the last 20 minutes of it or so and could not get a hold of myself for about an hour afterward.

As far as I remember, I added 'Never Let Me Go' to my list on a whim because Lovefilm (like netflix) told me that my list was running a bit low. We had a few boring/horrible lately films and didn´t expect much of this one. I must say, I am ever so glad I added it.

It might sound very strange, but I decided to get an organ donour ID now.

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Date: 2012-03-05 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvishly.livejournal.com
I read Never Let Me Go but haven't seen the film yet. :( I'm saving it for a particular day...

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Date: 2012-03-06 08:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
It´s one of those films that you better watch with somebody rather than alone.

*sniffles*

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Date: 2012-03-06 02:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] delphipsmith
Was NLMG anything like as good as the book? I really liked the book so was hesitant to see the movie.

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Date: 2012-03-06 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
I haven#t read the book and somehow I doubt that any film could ever be as good as a good book, but it is definitely a film that will stay in my thoughts for a long time.
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Date: 2012-03-06 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
Very, very sad.

But also important. It gave a very realistic view on how humanity#s selfishness could dehumanise us very quickly...

Btw, the actor who played Bill Weasley has a small part in it :)

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Date: 2012-03-06 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] colonelperry42n.livejournal.com
I've been wanting to watch 'The Island' for a while now, but I haven't heard of 'Never Let Me Go'. I'll have to add that to my list!

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Date: 2012-03-06 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
The Island was nothing to stay awake for but Never Let Me Go will haunt me for a long time. I am glad I watched it, though.
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Date: 2012-03-06 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-of-clunn.livejournal.com
It is very much worth watching!

And now I totally forgot to request a donour´s ID at the pharmacy! Finding out that the paediatrician is closed today threw me off :(

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