Thursday, March 10, 2011

Remember Me's One Year Anniversary - Part 1

It's hard to believe that it has been 52 weeks since Remember Me was first released in theaters. To note that occasion, we are posting some of our thoughts and images about Remember Me and, of course, why we love it!

When we were making Remember Me we all felt we were making something special. A year after its release I still believe there's something special about Remember Me. I don't think this will be a film that fades with time. Like everyone in the film business we all move on to our next projects; it's as if we nurtured this movie into existence and now it's everyone else's to either love, hate, debate, wrestle with, etc etc - it has to stand up for itself now.

But if there's just one takeaway for me, it will be the letters and emails I 've received from the parents and siblings of young men and women who died in the prime of their lives. It's humbling to know that this film connected with them in the way it did and if it helped them process the tragedies they've been through even in the smallest way then I couldn't have hoped for a better accomplishment for the film.

Nick Osborne - Producer

A poem that evokes thoughts of the film.
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

~Christina Georgina Rossetti. 1830–1894

Thanks Kathy!

A wonderful piece of writing that let's us feel how it was when we first watched Remember Me.
I could hardly wait until the time to leave for the theater to see Remember Me. I remember sitting in my seat in the theater and as soon as the movie started, my heart started beating wildly. The same feeling I had as a kid when I was fortunate enough to see Elvis Presley in concert; the loud music, the beating drums before Elvis ran on stage. This was the same feeling I had when the camera zoomed in on Rob sitting on the fire escape wearing the red tee shirt. I was mesmerized by Rob throughout the entire movie and the profound grief I felt when the movie ended was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I went back to see the movie again and again until it left the theater. Remember Me is a movie I will never forget.

Thank you Jane!

Next, we have a lovely video about Tyler created by Imna. Thank you!

The next piece of beautiful artwork and writing was done by Rum from our sister site Regards Sur le Film Remember Me.

Remember Me has many facets and many moods, and is pervaded with a lot of sorrow and sadness, but for this anniversary post, I wanted to think only of the beautiful love story at the heart of it, so I've chosen a sweet, happy, carefree moment between Tyler and Ally. Today I wanted to remember Remember Me for its tenderness. Sometimes we forget it, but we must cherish every little precious moment of love in our life, because at the end of the day, love is all we have.

I loved Remember Me because it is the first movie that I can Remember that made me think of family friends and even strangers in a different light. It shows that People deal with change differently. I love the dynamic of the movie and the characters. and I cried so hard at the end. It was a wonderful and beautifully made movie. Well done all! I took the day off from work and went to see it. Twice.

Thank you chele!

FP at our affiliate Thinking of has let us post "Tyler's Journal". This series of artwork hi-lights quotes that Tyler wrote in his journal along with pictures of Tyler and the people in his life.

This one is the original voice over ending from the script.

Thanks FP!


Anonymous said...

I was going to submit an essay, but I didn't have time to start it because of school. But I love everybody's work! - Scott Sims

Anonymous said...

Nice video, sketch and poem. Thanks and look forward to part 2! My only words are: I think this movie belongs in the Classics

Myta Pattz said...

I'm glad you love the vid =)
beautiful post :D keep going with the good work ^^
kisses from Spain ;) Inma

WhyIstheRumAlwaysGone said...

Thanks for the great post Kat!! It's lovely to know there's a part 2!! And it's great that we're still here speaking about RM a year later...

jessegirl said...

Great part one!
I hope to contibute shortly as well but I love seeing everyone else's work! Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

this is a movie not easily forgotten.
I have it on dvd- and still cannot watch the end.

heidi6572 said...

Love the hard work you all still put into this site. I've been lurking here for more than a year and love all the contributions. Wonderful! :)

Anonymous said...

just love d movie soooooo much....can watch it as many times as possible....luv tyler...<3

Anonymous said...

This film opened my mind. I don't waste any more time. I remember what is important in life!

Anonymous said...

This film opened my mind. I don't waste any more time. I remember what is important in life!

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