Argh! The two share ideas on Romantic literature and poetry. Metacritic Reviews. I found out about this book by chance and watched the movie version first. A novel in diary format about a girl and her hurdled path through grief. They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. It's a book of obsession: with people, with death, with clues both real and imagined (with both blending into themselves, indistinguishable). Very slow moving, too. To Rebecca, Ernessa is an enigma. The isolated, almost ethereal atmosphere of a boarding school, secluded, hushed, away from everybody else, makes the ideal foreign, unreal location for these series of creepy happenings and for such a deep, strangling, consuming thought to take hold. Mysterious. |, April 19, 2012 I've decided to make a video about Rebecca and Mr. Davies from the movie The Moth Diaries, because I ship them so hard. As you can tell from my rating, I really enjoyed this book. It's a mess of under-explored plot elements and bad dialogue. Sometimes i like to watch things like this with good old castles and foggy woods around it. I thought the leads were good. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Witchcraft captures an obscure subgenre of horror that’s rarely represented through similar methods (look at such varying titles as.
That is, until Ernessa (Lily Cole) arrives at the school. Bad idea. Creepy boarding school tales with possible vampires usually sounds like my thing so I´m not really sure what went wrong here that I didn't really enjoy it. Rachel Klein’s The Moth Diaries is a gripping, beautifully-written novel of female adolescence. Lucy Cole was made for these kinds of creepy roles. Personally, I think more authors should modernize the gothic novel! A very dark, paranormal, contemporary that gave me the creeps and the heebie jeebies. The Moth Diaries came into my life serendipitously. Enjoyed this, though. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. While no one would mistake "The Moth Diaries" for being as potentially dangerous, there's definitely a case to be made for being as careless. The Moth Podcast features stories from our Mainstage, StorySLAM and Community programs. The film received generally negative reviews from critics. As fear spr. The second is I enjoy ANY adaptation of the Sheridan LeFanu tale "Carmilla", a story which preceded Bram Stoker's more famous "Dracula" and one that introduced the lesbian vampire trope. |, June 3, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 Dark. The relationship between the girls is unbelievable. When a famous photographer catches his girlfriend cheating with his best friend, he must choose between compassion and unadulterated rage in order to find out the truth behind his witnessed betrayal. One of the worst films I've ever had to sit through in a movie theatre. The film stars Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger, Judy Parfitt, and Scott Speedman. Bite me! Don't have an account? IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. The morbid eroticism and repressed desires of the classic story do fit in well with what is actually going on in the school (as do the intimations of lesbianism and lesbian jealousy).Sara Bolger is pretty if also pretty young (she was a little girl in "In America" only a few years ago), but the real problem is she is not quite a strong enough actress to pull off such a complex character (she's certainly no Christian Bale). Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. It showed some very promising acting from a few young actresses and I liked the directing. Subscribe via iTunes, RSS or your favorite podcast …
These and dozens more titles will be leaving Netflix in August. Is there a vampire or is the unnamed main character slowly succumbing to mental illness? The narrator was fascinating to me, but I thought it was obvious that she was in the midst of a mental breakdown and that Ernessa was never a vampire. The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein is a psychological horror novel for the older YA crowd that relies on slow building tension to paint a tale of obsession and paranoia. Okay, maybe it was a little bit, but it not in that way exactly, plus it was intertwined into actual human life and it just felt so much more realistic. Coming Soon, Regal Every film-lover has had that moment when he or she sees a film that tries to say too much and ends up saying little-to-nothing at all. I wouldn't exactly call it one of the worst genre movies ever made but it still is one that is lacking a whole bunch of things. But the writing is especially poor, bringing up questions and mysteries that are never answered. It is fairly clear from the beginning of the movie what is happening, and what will likely happen. The biggest problem though is the short length, which I think indicates that Harron's vision was perhaps somewhat hampered either by a lack of money or interference from the people providing the money (maybe both). But she gives it her best try. and the Terms and Policies, The writing was very absorbing, right from the beginning, and I felt like a voyeur that witnessed everything unfold. The ending is ambiguous enough the reader gets to have a say in how they want to interpret it, which I think is always a fun touch. relationships the girls share, which might be disturbing if not for the convenient excuse of their boarding school - old, perhaps elite and therefore these things become a classical element, almost forgiveable but as the main character puts it in an almost languid manner, rehashing these experiences in generous detail, it all sounds rather unsurprising, 'I've heard it all before; girls that go too far'. Episodes are released every Tuesday. She moves through doors and walls and windows. A deep space rescue and recovery spaceship with a crew of 6 receives a distress call from a mining operation 3432 light years away. At an exclusive boarding school for girls, 16-year-old Rebecca Cantor writes her most intimate thoughts in a diary. It might also be a vampire story. She appears unhoped for, uncalled for. There are some plot holes: The teacher who kisses the girl, nothing happens to him, and one wonders why he is even present in the movie. She befriends the pretty Lucy (Sarah Gadon) and all seems well until the arrival of the strange Student Ernessa (Lily Cole). Disappointing to say the least. by Faber & Faber Limited.
This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. It's a little hard to describe, but I didn't feel that intangible suspense and relation to the characters that I'd like to have felt. The film probably could have used some of the sly humor that Harron used to perfection in the classic American Psycho but, here the tone comes across as a little too serious and it also can't decide whether it wants to be a straight horror or something more along the lines of a Twilight movie with it's melodramatics(Such as Rebecca's relationship with Scott Speedman's literature teacher that goes nowhere). To see what your friends thought of this book. A visual study of a Tibetan Refugee Camp in Darjeeling. I randomly selected and streamed this film last night on Netflix, enjoyed it, and checked today to see what others were saying about it. While not great, I’d count, The Vice of Virtue: Brougher’s Latest Achieves Varied Results, London, Feb 12: British supermodel-turned-actress. (excuse my poor summary of the genre of books I am in love with really). I don't get it...was Ernessa a vampire?
The ending is ambiguous enough the reader gets to have a say in how they want to interpret it, which I think is always a fun touch. | The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art & craft of storytelling.
An excellent example of what filmmaking used to be... Rebecca, living in an all girls boarding school, struggles with her sanity as she fears a roommate of hers is a vampire.
She is not afraid of anything.”. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. . Some of the scenes come across as a bit silly when maybe a bit more subtlety would have been better. The Moth diaries is a chilling story of Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a young girl who, haunted by her father's suicide, enrolls in an elite boarding school for girls. Rebecca thinks Ernessa is a vampire. I haven’t read a vampire book in AGES, probably since middle school unless you count my Twilight reread last year. I remain terribly impressed with this eerie tale, one where figuring out what really happens remains a perhaps insoluble mystery.
At an exclusive boarding school for girls, 16-year-old Rebecca Cantor writes her most intimate thoughts in a diary.
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The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. The music is so well suited that it plays unnoticed beneath the visuals – never clashing with the emotional content of the scenes. Familiar passages from familiar books turned the "Moth Diaries" into something I could connect with, almost as if I could remember those memories myself. I loved how fantastically different The Moth Diaries was from other books about vampires. |, June 27, 2019 I was surprised to find harsh words about the film, and they made me wonder why people would react this way to a well-made story like this. The Unnamed Narrator tells the story of her final year in a posh 1960’s all girls boarding school.
The Moth Diaries premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival on 6 September 2011, and was theatrically released in Canada on 6 April 2012 by Alliance Films and in Ireland on 24 May 2013 by Lionsgate UK. Is this book sold in an ebook format anywhere? Two years earlier, Rebecca's father, a poet, took his own life by slitting his wrists. While The Moth Diaries does a fairly decent job at building suspense and tension, there's no payoff to any of it. The Moth Podcast. Coming Soon. Argh!
It's a new year, Rebecca has her circle of friends, there's a hot new English teacher at school (Scott Speedman), and by all accounts, it seems like it's going to be a great year for her. The casting is pretty good, and features Sarah Bolger, Lily Cole, Valerie Tian, and Scott Speedman. Director Mary Harron tries to give it the same period feel of a Dracula story despite being set in modern day. I expected very little from this (actually I expected another crap movie, and following on from Vampire Academy, seemed to be my night for it).