Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Three Remember Me Articles that Everyone Should Read

I first posted these articles when Remember Me first came out in March. They contain huge spoilers, and I advised people who did not want to be spoiled not to read them then, but to come back to them after the film. I want to re-post them again because I feel that they are must read articles that deal with the controversy that surrounded Remember Me upon it's release.

Please make sure to read this article if you have seen the film. I am so glad that Brad Brevet of Ropes of Silicon took the time to get in touch with Will and to write this article. There are spoilers, so in Brad's words, If you have not seen it (Remember Me) yet, not only do I urge you to head to the theater, but you also may want to skip reading this interview until you have.

Reacting to 'Remember Me': An Interview with Screenwriter Will Fetters

by Brad Brevet

Anyone that read my review of Remember Me already knows I enjoyed it, and was one of the select few. In fact, I have strong opinions of the film, not from the perspective of how great the acting is or whether director Allen Coulter turned in a tour de force bit of filmmaking navigation, but merely at the idea behind the film and its intentions. However, it's intentions, it seems, have been largely lost on the critical community.

Remember Me has been painted as a romance story by the majority, but is it? I saw it as something entirely different. As a result, it became a case of reading review after review and saying to myself those most cliche and pompous of all phrases, "They just don't get it." But instead of writing some all-encompassing editorial of how I thought I was right and everyone else was wrong I decided to go to the source. I contacted Summit Entertainment and requested interviews with first-time screenwriter Will Fetters and director Allen Coulter. Coulter, as it turns out, is on vacation for a week, but Fetters was available for a conversation and our discussion ended up being more than enough when it came to realizing my intentions of the piece.

For the rest of this must read article, please click here:
Ropes of Interview

To read Brad Brevet's review, please click here:
Ropes of Review

Bryan Reesman writes a must read article that takes a look at the controversy swirling around Remember Me.

“Remember Me”: Stirring Up Controversy And Emotions

by Bryan Reesman

Yesterday I submitted an essay to Moviefone about the ... new film Remember Me, directed by Allen Coulter, written by Will Fetters and starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Emilie de Ravin (Lost). A topical Moviefone story can often pull in one or two dozen comments. Some have topped 100. This one reached 300 within 12 hours of being posted. At one point last night, I was literally receiving one comment per minute, and during one hour alone, the post received 78,000 views, easily making it the post of the night and landing it a top spot on AOL’s main page.

To read the essay, please click here:
Attention Deficit

In this Newsweek article, the author discusses why Remember Me is important in helping people, especially those who are younger, remember what happened.

Does ‘Remember Me’ Exploit a National Tragedy?
The new Robert Pattinson movie has an unexpected plot twist. Is it exploitative, or historically important?
From the ads on TV, Remember Me looks like your everyday college dramedy. (Spoiler alert: Surprise plot points discussed ahead!) It stars Robert Pattinson making goo-goo eyes at his college girlfriend (Emilie de Ravin). The film's poster shows the sweethearts clutched in a passionate embrace with the cryptic tagline: "Live in the moments."

What it doesn't tell you: the moments this movie is living in is the summer of 2001, and September 11 figures prominently in the final scenes. The end is so controversial, a number of blogs—from New York Magazineto Gawker to even Perez Hilton—gave every detail of it away. This isn't a story for the faint of heart. A junior-high-school-aged girl at my screening left the room weeping. Adults had tears in their eyes. The movie is poised to be one of the biggest tear-jerkers to come out of Hollywood since Titanic.

To read the rest of the article, please click here:


WhyIstheRumAlwaysGone said...

Thanks Kat for reposting them, they're really important!

jessegirl said...

Yeah, Kat, I hope the newbies--that is, those who haven't seen the film in the theatres but will see the DVD--read them, and their comments.

Good idea!

Cindygal said...

I just want to thank you all of you ladies who have been commenting on this site. Everyday I made sure to come and read your very insightful comments.
And lastly NOT least thank you Kat for this wonderful blog.

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