Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just run, dammit!

I met up with a friend after work for a nice evening of munchies and a movie at the Revue.  Compared to this weekend's double bill, Never Let Me Go was on the opposite end of the spectrum.  Watching the movie reminded me of walking through a museum very slowly and taking in all the beauty but never really understanding it all.  There were quite a few loopholes that I couldn't (or maybe didn't want to) reconcile and it was very slow-paced.

Still, I loved the cinematography - many of the stills were like beautiful photographs - and the set design was amazing.  I imagined how thrilling it would have been to choose all of the different vintage props.  I also loved the juxtaposition of futuristic "technology" against the old-fashioned and conservative backdrop.  And Carey Mulligan was great in it.

In a nutshell, it's a tragic science fiction-love story-melodrama.

1 comment:

SnapandPrint said...

You must read the book! I read the book and it was great...yet to see the movie myself but I suspect the book will fill in loopholes in the movie.