Let The Right One In
I haven't seen the most-hyped vampire movie of the year, and I haven't read the book either. After seeing Let The Right One In, I don't care much to see or read the former since I think I've seen probably one of the best vampire love stories in a long time. It's a modern fairy tale that doesn't gloss over the dark overtones, but actually embraces them. It's about two tormented souls longing for connection and finding it in the most likely of places. Depending on how you view their circumstances, twelve-year old Oskar and Eli have a grim, doomed future, it cannot possibly end well for either of them, but for the moment, they have happiness, and in that last scene in the train, I felt simultaneously uplifted and despondent. It's bleak and beautiful, tragic and comic, deeply unsettling, but disturbingly right all at once. For Oskar who is bullied and feels powerless, Eli is rage and violence unleashed, but the attraction on both sides is based more on an overwhelming longing for companionship rather than a lust for the forbidden. One of the most heart-breaking, romantic love stories I've seen in a while.
There are dementors outside my building. I can hear them shrieking, howling, and wailing, and they managed to push the closed door to my unit open and freak me out and my dog. If this persists until Christmas, it will go down as the suckiest one in memoriam, right up there with the time my sisters and I got the chicken pox together during Christmas break when I was a junior in high school. I 'm stocking up on chicken and ginger porridge for protection and relieving warm sunny days at the beach to help me conjure up some kind of patronus.
Linked from my list.
Post some of the best lines from The Princess Bride. Some of the most memorable ones I can think:
"Life is pain, Highness, anyone who says differently is selling something"
"Have fun storming the castle!"
Miracle Max: Get back, witch.
Valerie: I'm not a witch, I'm your wife. But after what you just said, I'm not even sure I want to be that any more.
Buttercup: What about the R.O.U.S?
Wesley: Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist (then one attacks him)
"We are men of action, lies do not become us" (Swoon!)
And YOU! Friendless. Brainless. Helpless. Hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed? In Greenland?!
Good heavens, are you still trying to win? You've got an over-developed sense of vengeance. It's going to get you in trouble some day. (Very Snapish methinks)
Humperdinck: Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped.
Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.
Everything Vizzini said, The whole Miracle Max scene, Heck the whole movie is full of quotable quotes. It's on my list of the best movies ever. The first time I saw it, I wanted to run away with Fezzik and Inigo, my original OTP. Also, no character is actually evil, even the bad guys are endearing. This film just makes me smile.
If there ever was a scene that best expresses the word "Joyful," this pretty much comes close to perfect.
I'm not ashamed to say that the article made me teary in a good way. I can watch this all day.