lunes, 21 de octubre de 2013


I've known about the remake of Carrie for a long time. I rather like Chloë Grace Moretz as an actress, and tend to follow her projects. I simply wasn't interested in this particular one. I've never read the novel by Stephen King, but I thought the 1976 movie was enough.

That is, until I read a NYT interview with director Kimberley Peirce. I knew nothing about her before reading that interview, and that is maybe because she has only two films out. But both deal with thorny issues that I'm particularly interested in, violence and gender. Apparently, she is going to deal with the iconic story in the same way:
I deal with misfits, with what power does to people, with humiliation and anger and violence. Like Brandon, Carrie has gone through life getting beaten up by everyone. She’s got no safe place. And then she finds telekinesis — her talent, her skill — and it becomes her refuge. And I thought, Wow, this is an opportunity to make a superhero-origin story. With her period comes the power. With adolescence comes sexuality, and with sexuality comes power.
Now I'm sold, and really want to go see the new Carrie.

2 comentarios:

  1. I liked the book version of Carrie a lot, but I was almost too nervous to even watch the trailer. For some reason, I always find movies scarier than books! The trailer makes it look like it might be really well done, but I'm not sure I'll be brave enough to go see it :)

    1. I'm exactly the opposite: I find books scarier than movies. Movies make me tense while I'm watching them, but the atmosphere disappears when they end. Books haunt me for a while after I've read them.

      Carrie hasn't premiered in Spain yet, so I don't know how scary it is going to be. You might have to wait to watch it with the lights on! :)