Salon.com picks its top movie scenes of the year. Let Me In, the English remake of Let The Right One In, wins top spot. Its chosen scene, a botched murder attempt by the young vampire's protector, combines the Swedish original's muted efficiency with slick Hollywood tension-building tricks.
Shot for shot, beat for beat, it's the scene of the year, laying a foundation of succinct but meaningful shots and then building a madhouse on top of it. The pièce de résistance -- you'll know it when you see it -- is one of the great recent examples of show-off filmmaking in service of story. The universe has been turned upside-down.It's a shame the new version of this movie -- hailed as a rare example of a remake as good as its inspiration -- didn't do so well in the box office. Let Me In [Salon]