I. really. can't. wait. any. longer. I know this film's already showing in most countries. But here in my motherland of South Korea, it has yet to be released, pitifully because of subtitles. Subtitles totally distract me. I'm annoyed. Boo.
Never Let Me Go
I'm dying with anticipation to see this film, with Keira Knightly, and my style muse, Carey Mulligan. (I just adored her in An Education.) The aesthetic of the film is very nostalgic and very British, not too different from the costumes of An Education. Both is said to perfectly capture English schooling, coming of age, future and identity. The movie stills just look beautiful.
I love psychological thrillers that mess with my head. This is going to be one of them. The Black Swan cast includes one of my favourites, Natalie Portman, and stunning costume designs by Rodarte is enough to make me want to see it.
(Quote from C.S. Lewis: Letters to Children, p52-53) A mother once wrote to C.S. Lewis on behalf of her son Laurence who, having read The Chronicles of Narnia, became concerned that he loved Aslan more than Jesus. Lewis responds: 'Lawrence can't really love Aslan more than Jesus, even if he feels that's what he is doing. For the things he loves Aslan for doing or saying are simply the things Jesus really did and said. So that when Laurence thinks he is loving Aslan, he is really loving Jesus; and perhaps loving Him more than he ever did before. If I were Lawrence I'd just say in my prayers something like this: "Dear God, if the things I've been thinking and feeling about those books are things You don't like and are bad for me, please take away those feelings and thoughts. But if they are not bad, then please help me from worrying about them. ...and if Mr. Lewis has worried any other children by" his books or done them any harm, then please forgive him and help him never to do it again"...'
The Man from Nowhere
This movie seems to be living up to all its hype. It won something equivalent to Best Film and Best Actor Academy awards in Korea, starring Won Bin - I love this man.