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30 Days of Night
« on: November 11, 2007, 07:50:23 PM »
Go and see it.

Now.

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Re: 30 Days of Night
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 08:05:23 AM »
It is mighty. The cuts that consumed many days at a time were a little jarring, but it's the nature of the story.
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Re: 30 Days of Night
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 10:10:53 AM »
I liked it but wish it would have ended a few minutes early. just walked away and something felt missing.

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Re: 30 Days of Night
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 10:57:49 AM »
I was expecting a "next year" coda myself, something to indicate that the noirish fight against the forces of the night would continue.

I thought the Ring Wraithesque vampire language was a suitably eerie touch. According to the credits all the vampires had names, but there was nothing in the dialogue to indicate who was who amongst them.

Also thought that the vampires were stupidly, needlessly messy messy eaters.

The reference to Dracula in the beginning was a nice touch.

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Re: 30 Days of Night
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 11:14:12 AM »
I was expecting a "next year" coda myself, something to indicate that the noirish fight against the forces of the night would continue.

I really like that it was a self-contained story. I think it adds to the nihilism of the piece.

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I thought the Ring Wraithesque vampire language was a suitably eerie touch. According to the credits all the vampires had names, but there was nothing in the dialogue to indicate who was who amongst them.

Also a nice touch, IMO. I like that they were alien, unknown even to the viewer.

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Also thought that the vampires were stupidly, needlessly messy messy eaters.

I think the point was that they were as much animal as person.

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The reference to Dracula in the beginning was a nice touch.

And answered how they got to Alaska with one couple-second image. Masterful storytelling, that.
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Re: 30 Days of Night
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 01:06:25 PM »
I liked how they portrayed them as the killing machines that they are. All too often we only see the romantic view of the vampire. Very interesting concept I was glad I went to see it.