Never Let Me Go

Published November 5, 2009 by Spike


It seems like this film is amazingly under the radar right now. But when I was in England, our good friend Mark Romanek was filming a movie adapted from the book of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro and I got to visit him on the set and sneak into his edit room on a weekend and see some of it. I don’t know what I can and cant say about it but I love the story. Even just a few scenes he showed me on their own were really moving. The combination of a science fiction film handled very subtly and naturalistically that also made me cry and is beautifully photographed (Adam Kimmel) is a trifecta. Congrats Mark!! We will post more as we can. Here is a shot stolen from the edit room that gives some sense of the look of the film and Mark at lunch on weekend. We had insane japanese food at a place called Roca on Charlotte street.



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8 comments so far

  1. countjackula says:

    Is that Holkham Beach?

  2. diane says:

    i love roca.
    insanely delicious.

  3. John says:

    Seems very interesting.

  4. Patrick says:

    I’ll be there to see this the first day. Mark’s quality of work has so far been extraordinarily extraordinary.

  5. Laurence says:

    can’t wait to see this movie, if Mark’s music videos provide any clue to its quality and attention to detail. A great connection with Spike as two of the truly inspiring music video directors of the nineties.

  6. Rose Apodaca says:

    Hurrah Mark! Cannot wait to see this. Come home soon. We miss Mrs. R.

  7. Matthew Bray says:

    Looks really interesting Mark, I hope its a major success!
    Thanks Spike for sharing.

  8. Hurrah Mark! Cannot wait to see this. Come home soon. We miss Mrs. R.