July 28, 2012
A picnic table, barely discernible among long, unkempt weeds, sat beyond an old farm gate. The chain looked like it would break without much effort. Kazuo Ishiguro wrote Never Let Me Go, a science fiction novel about humans raised like cattle to be organ donors. The film was produced by Mark Romanek, and I found the characters' passivity, accentuated by the smooth instrumentals, so frustrating that I almost turned it off. It wasn't until the end that I realized that there was something fundamentally wrong with every person. The chicken wire for them existed only in their minds.