When Matt Reeves remade the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In as 2010's English-language Let Me In, many critics felt he actually improved upon the original. However, Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson is not among them. "I think that there's something dishonest about copying someone's work," Alfredson told The Wall Street Jounal. "I think it's much stronger if you do something personal of your own that's original." Then again, as the Playlist notes, Alfredson's most recent film is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which was already made once before (as a miniseries starring Alec Guinness) and was also adapted from a novel (just as the original Let the Right One In was based on a book by John Ajvide Lindqvist). The moral of this story? Directors really ought to settle their differences by arm-wrestling. (Why not? Pitch it to Funny or Die!)
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