Thursday, September 30, 2010

Never Let Me Go Giveaway!

Have you heard the buzz about the new film "Never Let Me Go"? I absolutely loved Carey Mulligan in "An Education". (I suspect her pixie cut is inspiring a lot of actresses to chop their locks!)

Never Let Me Go is based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, the celebrated author behind "The Remains of the Day". It's set in a dystopian British boarding school in which the students are set apart from the outside world for a mysterious purpose that is slowly unveiled as the story progresses through the relationships of three students. I can't wait to see it.

Today's giveaway includes some fabulous loot!

Film Poster signed by director Mark Romanek, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield
A Copy of the Book by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Never Let Me Go T-Shirt

To enter to win these fabulous prizes, visit The Never Let Me Go website and leave me a comment describing the best movie you've seen lately and what made it so memorable. I will choose my favorite response at the end of the week, so please make your entries thoughtful. Don't forget to include your e-mail address so I can reach you if you are the lucky winner!

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Simply Sarah said...

Thanks for the cinema gems (as usual!) Becky! I just put 'An Education' at the top of my Netflix, and when this movie hits video it will go straight there (hopefully after I've read the book!)

Anyway, if I were to recommend a movie that I have seen lately it would be 'Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus'. Hands Down! It is a compelling telling of how a woman trapped in the role of a nineteen-sixties housewife conjures the courage to takes risks and find her true self (and ends up becoming a cutting edge, even controversial photographer whose life ends in suicide-though that is not part of the movie). It is visually stunning, the acting is profoundly superb (So in love with Robert D Jr!). It is suspenseful and subtle and so sexy. This movie takes risks and is a refreshing change from any of the hundreds of predictable movies out there. But be warned, it will haunt you, it will leave you emotionally charged and teary-eyed and you will pour over the internet to learn more about Diane Arbus and the company that she kept, just hoping that some shred of this romantic tale holds a bit of truth. Just thinking about it I get knots in my stomach... gonna have to put it back on my Netflix... after An Education!
Here's the trailer:

Anne said...

The Best Movie I've seen lately was Son of Rambo. The title alone made me skeptical when my husband suggested it. I told him okay, but if I hate it I'm choosing something else. But I ended up falling in love with this movie! It's a cute story of brotherhood, and I really love the interesting way the story told and how the charactes were protrayed. I cared about them. It was such a breath of fresh air. I would tell anyone to go and watch it now, it's a "play now" on netflix!

jhitomi said...

We just saw the movie Powder Blue on tv. It has great people like Forest Whittaker, Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta and a small but hilarious role by Patrick Swayze. It has interesting stories that inter-connect and some surprising plot turns, and my husband liked watching Jessica Biel dance as a stripper. One of those smaller movies that people don't see in the theatres, but that are so much better in writing and acting than big blockbuster type movies.

Simply Sarah said...

I just put Son of Rambow on my Netflix... it looks adorable!

Liz said...

An Education was great, and Remains of the Day has been one of my favorites since it came out! I'm looking forward to this one!

A movie I saw recently that I really liked was Good, with Viggo Mortensen, which just came out on DVD. It depicts a normal German college professor's gradual rise in the ranks of the Nazi party. What really set it apart from every other Nazi movie I've seen is that it depicts him as a good, if flawed, person who gradually makes small but significant compromises for his own sake and the sake of those around him, justifying them to himself in various flimsy ways.

[SPOILERS] First, he refrains from speaking out against Nazi book burnings, joins the Party and finally accepts an "honorary" position in the SS to advance his career under the pretext that he can affect change from within; he accepts an offer from Goebbels to have his novel about the ethical complications of compassion for the dying turned into a propaganda film for euthanasia; he makes only a half-hearted effort to secure his close Jewish friend exit papers.

However, though we aren't asked to sympathize with him at the end, he never becomes a caricature or a monster; he is weak and complacent rather than evil and without humanity. The absence of faux-German accents and typically German first names among the main characters and the use of familiar (if British) colloquialisms underscore the film's implication that what happens here could happen at any time and in any country.

Ginny said...

We just went and seen Life as we know it yesterday so it is fresh in my mind. It was a pretty funny movie though, really good!

Ellie said...

A wonderful film I've seen recently is a documentary called Babies. It follow four babies from birth to their first steps living in four very different places: San Francisco, Tokyo, rural Mongolia, and rural Namibia. The film really draws you into the visual pleasure of watching babies, while also subtly drawing your attention to the sometimes similar and sometimes very different ways in which the children grow up. This film really was a delight to view, gently humorous at times, and I would recommend it to anyone, single or married, with or without children, for the lovely unscripted and unnarrated window into the world of infancy.

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