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Den svenska vampyrens resa från bok till film: Låt den rätte komma in


  • Jenny Jansson

Summary, in English

This essay is going to bring up the terms of adaptation, mainly from book to film and the genre of vampire movies. With the book Låt den rätte komma in and the movie with the same name, I have made an analyzes based on founding out why Tomas Alfredson, the director of the movie cut out some important details from the book while making the movies script together with John Ajvide Lindquist, the author of the book and discuss who these decisions effects the movie. I have done this with mainly the theories of Lind Costanzo Cahirs Literature into film: theory and practical approaches (2006), Linda Hutcheons A theory of adaptation (2006) and Katarina Lindbergh Harrisons Vampyrernas historia (2011). In 2010 Matt Reeves directed the American adaptation (Let Me In) of the movie Låt den rätte komma in, therefore I will also comment on the difference between these two movies and the book later in the essay.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Performing Arts
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Cultural Sciences


  • Låt den rätte komma in
  • Let the right one in
  • Let Me In
  • Adaption
  • Komperabel analys
  • Bok
  • Film
  • Transnationell film


  • Lars Gustaf Andersson (Professor)