Sunday, March 22, 2009

blood shows up so nicely on fresh snow

It probably wasn't the best idea to watch Let the Right One In ( Låt den rätte komma in) last night, as it takes place in Stockholm in winter, and I have had more than enough of winter scenes already. So when I woke up this morning to see that we received about 25 cm of snow overnight and that it continues to snow heavily, it was just about enough to send me over the edge. When I get to Vancouver tomorrow, I better not see a single flake of snow, or I may just have to slap a bitch.

Let the Right One In was not at all what I expected, though. It's actually a very sweet story, considering the amount of blood that is spilled. But what are you going to do when you are a 12-year-old boy whose girlfriend is a vampire?

I was surprised to find that a lot of Swedish words are very close to their German equivalents. Yet another reason why I love subtitles.

I haven't watched all that many Scandinavian films, but I can tell you unequivocally that Icelandic has no resemblance to any other language in the known world. You can't even begin to guess what they are saying. Watch the excellent film, Jar City (
Mýrin), if you don't believe me.

Right! Gotta go wash me smalls and start packing. Right after I shovel.


Joe said...

What a wild coincidence--our eldest just got this on Netflix a couple days ago and we're going to watch it tonight.

Dr. Monkey said...

I laugh at your snow fall.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'd like to know what you folks think of it, Bubs.

You are so out of my will, Dr M.

glassmeow said...

at least the snow shoveling is a free workout, eh?

Allison said...

What? That's a hella lot of snow for this time of year, no? I'm glad you're off to better, more temperate climes soon!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's what my neighbour said just before I ripped his throat out, Glassmeow.

We may never come back, Al. Toccata sent pix of the cherry trees in bloom in Victoria.

mister anchovy said...

I've heard there are some excellent Scandanavian accordionists

Sean Wraight said...

This sounds really interesting Barb... I know absolutely nothing about it either. But I will look out for it now.

Thanks for the heads up!


Barbara Bruederlin said...

That doesn't even surprise me, Mr Anchovy. It strikes me as a rather accordiony area. I mean that in a good way, of course.

You may enjoy it, Sean. And I just heard they are remaking Jar City in English, but I am not sure how I feel about that.

Deb said...

I think the threat of snow is gone here. I think.

I so hope it's gorgeous sun here so we can take advantage of Garry's really only worth it if it's nice out. I'm doing a sundance now...expect thunder and lightning.

dguzman said...

I love subtitled movies. Definitely gonna netflix these. Thanks!

BeckEye said...

I saw that last month...enjoyed it quite a bit. Except that the blonde kid constantly had snot coming out of his nose. That was annoying. word ver is "abstab!" Quite violent. But I guess to totally match your post it should be "throatstab."

Gifted Typist said...

WE're getting your snowfall now
have a good trip

Anonymous said...

Hope you are having fun so far, Barb and co. and that
you have not needed to slap any bitches.


I hope you have a great time on the coast! Please come back with stories of cherry blossoms and outdoor cafes and sandals.

Especially sandals! I'm so sick of my fricken boots.

bloody awful poetry said...

ZOMG Iceland! I look forward to watching some Icelandician movies that do not have Sigur ros in it, speaking English in their oh-too-adorable Icelandicer accents. Thanks for the heads up!

Remi said...

The only Icelandic film I've seen so far is White Night Wedding. I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival last year and loved it. Partly, I loved it just for the setting - a world of no night and no trees and lots of water. I hope it comes out on dvd.

justacoolcat said...

I'm pretty sure that when I was 12 my GF was a vampire. Actually, I think I dated blood suckers most of my life.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I appreciate the sun dance, Deb. It actually worked for Wednesday - glorious day!

Subtitles are the best, D! You can learn another language while being entertained.

"abstab" gives me a tummy ache, Beckeye. I don't even want to think about what effect "throatstab" would have.

Sorry about shipping out our shitty weather, Gifted.

No slapping at all, Berni, it was great!

It was too cold for sandals, but I did not miss my winter boots one iota, Urban. Cherry blossoms there were.

You would love this, BAP. No Sigur Ros, but great nonetheless.

I definitely want to see that one if I can, Remi. It;s such an amazing language and a fascinating country.

Me too, JustA! Funny, that.