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cinematic roots of: ‘Never Let Me Go’

In Never Let Me Go, Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield are childhood friends destined to be organ donors in a dystopic parallel England where such things are a matter of bureaucracy and custom. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

Never Let Me Go (review)

I’ve come to realize recently that there’s something more chilling, more eerie than a fictional dystopic world: a fictional dystopic world in which no one understands they’re living in a dystopia. Tthe extraordinarily moving and deeply unsettling Never Let Me Go comes at its horrors gently, almost idyllically, in such a way that allows us to instantly see everything that has gone awry in this alternate world without ever letting its characters do the same.

trailer break: ‘Never Let Me Go’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I suspect that this is going to be one of those films that some people are going to deny is science fiction — it can’t be science fiction! it’s got drama and romance! and no spaceships or laser blasts! — or else they’re going to dismiss it … more…