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March 5, 2019

"Never Let Me Go"

The other day I happened on this 2010 movie while browsing Netflix or Prime Video, I can't remember which.

Anyhoo, it seemed to me vaguely familiar but I didn't think I'd seen it back when it came out... or did I?

Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley, that's a formidable pair of leads.

I started watching it (on Amazon, as it turned out) and even as the movie unspooled I still wasn't sure if I'd seen it before.

Question: if you've seen a movie before but don't remember you saw it, did you see it? 

If you had a time machine and could go back and watch yourself watching it, then no question: but I don't have such a machine just yet.

When Charlotte Rampling appeared about a quarter of the way into the film, the penny dropped and I was certain I'd seen it.

Oddly, though, I couldn't remember anything about it.

So I decided to watch to the end, and that was that.

A quiet, rather depressing film, much like the mood the book evoked — though I'm not even sure I read it.

Much remains uncertain, but in a quantum world, that's the only thing that's certain.

March 5, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Great book by the same guy that wrote Remains of the Day. I'll have to watch the movie. I saw PART of it on a flight years ago, and never finished it.

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 6, 2019 9:22:04 AM

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