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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
This is the new David Tennant film, that I saw previewing last night (Sunday). It was nice to see David Tennant but I did not like the film. Not recommended!

Instead, if you are after a Vampire movie, I am going to recommend Let Me In, which was one of my favourite films of last year. Let Me In was the US remake of Let the Right One In.

Follow the links to find out more about the film:
http://www.letmein-movie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_Me_In_(film)
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My daughter loved 'Let Me In' and is recording 'Let The Right One In' which in on Film 4 at 9pm this evening.

For myself, I'm not sure about the idea of a child vampire. At the moment I'm still rather hooked on some of the Anne Rice 'Vampire Chronicles' characters, who are adult, making the most of their longevity as they observe the passage of history, changes in art, religion, etc. Emperor Julian even gets a mention! :-)

I loved Let Me In too!

And, I know this is blasphemy, but I actually prefer Let Me In (the US remake) to the original Let The Right One In.

I know I am in the minority but then I am used to that!

Nothing wrong with being in the minority. Without differences we might as well be clones!

I missed the Emperor Julian mention in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and I've read all her books, (not just The Chronicles), many times. Although that's probably because I'd never heard of him until this year. Which one is it in?

There is Claudia of course. Did you know she was based on Anne Rice's daughter Michelle who died in the early 1970's age 6 years.

It's a brief reference, but Julian is mentioned in Blood and Gold, which is the story of Marius de Romanus. As a vampire made in Roman times, Marius 'lives' through the advent of Christianity and observes the process of assimilation and fighting between religious factions objectively. It's interesting backgound.

The character of Claudia always made me uneasy – not least because that is my own daughter's name! I didn't know that Anne Rice had lost a young child. That explains a lot – as it does with Mary Shelley's losses influencing her story, Frankenstein.

I will have to read through Blood And Gold to see if I can find the Julian reference.

Anne Rice's daughter had Leukemia, it was the anniversary of her death a few days ago. Her son Christopher is also a writer, I've read a couple of his books, he's very good.

Interview With The Vampire was her way of dealing with her grief, she saw herself as a combination of both Lestat and louis in the way that they acted around Claudia.

Interview with the Vampire - leads me on to Tom Cruise - you do not want to get me started on Tom Cruise - I am a HUGE FAN!

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