I never really entertained that cycle theory, that would be a rubbish end to a beautiful love story, lol. It fits well with Let Me In as it has more resemblance to a 'horror' film than Let The Right One In does.drakkar wrote:Hultcrantz has a vey similar ending in his stageplay too, independently, since it was written before LTODD. Eli ashamingly asks Oskar if he want to become like him, and Oskar declines. As they part, Oskar actually believes Eli has helped him into a new start. However, after receiving the final message from society that "we don't want you", he sits down beside Eli, stretching out his blood dripping hand towards him .Jameron wrote:And so John finally nails the coffin lid down on the 'cycle theory', and good riddance too.
That play sounds like it was really something. Clearly the natural audience are the original book/film fans, so the play doesn't have to over explain everything and it can also take risks by being vague and trusting the audience to fill in the gaps correctly.
I'm just imagining that scene now where Oskar slowly holds his hand out, without speaking, unsure ... Eli slowly understanding what he is trying to communicate. I'm guessing they didn't speak? They shouldn't have needed to, it should have been more than obvious, even to people that hadn't read the epilogue.