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IceAlisa
05-02-2010, 10:12 PM
Carey Mulligan is too apple-cheeky and robust looking to play Salander but of course there is always make-up and/or extreme dieting. But still her vibe is too ordinary and harmless. OTOH, I thought the Swedish actress was spot on.

ETA: here is an article whose author agrees with me: http://www.blogomatic3000.com/2010/04/26/is-carey-mulligan-lisbeth-salander/

The actress mentioned whom the author of the article prefers for the role of Salander, Allison Scagliotti, (http://www.sliceofscifi.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/allisonscagliotti.jpg) is way better suited IMO. Every other picture of her on Google is that of a sullen, defensive girl. But oh well; we get apple cheeks. Uncle Dick will be happy.

Holley Calmes
05-03-2010, 03:58 AM
Love the idea of Colin Firth....but don't they have any Swedish actors? I'd rather see an original Viking.

I've read the first book. Wow! That's all I can say. I'm sure I'll be reading the other two in short order. Love Lisbeth....

HisWeirness
05-03-2010, 04:39 AM
I see on Amazon in the USA the release date for the third and final book is May 25, 2010. :) You can get English-language imported versions now if you can't wait.

I saw the movie of TGWTDT and enjoyed it but it felt more like a TV movie than something cinematic.

I wish the whole Millennium Trilogy could have been filmed like a high-quality mini-series with enough time to include most of the books' contents. Similar to the famous BBC miniseries of "Pride and Prejudice."

pollyanna
05-03-2010, 05:06 AM
Carey Mulligan is too apple-cheeky and robust looking to play Salander but of course there is always make-up and/or extreme dieting. But still her vibe is too ordinary and harmless.

Much as I adore Sally Sparrow, she's all wrong for Lisbeth. :P But Mulligan is good, so I'd best not pre-judge.


I see on Amazon in the USA the release date for the third and final book is May 25, 2010. :) You can get English-language imported versions now if you can't wait.

I know - I've preordered it, but with the way book 2 ended, I've had a tough time waiting for book 3. :lol: But it may take 3 weeks to get a copy from Amazon.uk so I may as well be patient.


I wish the whole Millennium Trilogy could have been filmed like a high-quality mini-series with enough time to include most of the books' contents. Similar to the famous BBC miniseries of "Pride and Prejudice."

This. :respec:

Satellitegirl
05-03-2010, 01:41 PM
I saw it a week or so ago at the local independent theater. I thought it was a good movie overall, but I felt like the character links were bit disjointed...I didn't really see how 3 stories tied together. I liked the two main characters.

kosjenka
05-03-2010, 02:18 PM
I see on Amazon in the USA the release date for the third and final book is May 25, 2010. :) You can get English-language imported versions now if you can't wait.


I live in Europe and had 3rd book since November last year. Soft cover in English.

IceAlisa
05-04-2010, 05:59 PM
I thought this video was relevant.
Brit vs. US movies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0onquIv89g&feature=player_embedded)

Wyliefan
05-04-2010, 06:36 PM
I read this morning (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1270396/The-miseducation-Carey-Mulligan-How-did-actress-hottest-leading-lady.html) that Carey Mulligan has not actually signed on yet, but is said to be very close to signing on.

IceAlisa
05-04-2010, 08:07 PM
Ugh.

my little pony
05-04-2010, 08:19 PM
Ugh.

could be worse, could be Miley Ray Montana

IceAlisa
05-04-2010, 09:23 PM
could be worse, could be Miley Ray Montana

there's that silver lining

Is Daniel Radcliffe (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/01/article-0-0230C83D000004B0-808_468x568.jpg) playing a baby Hitler here?

Wyliefan
05-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Mulligan is a lovely actress. (We BBC drama fanatics discovered her long before Hollywood did. :D ) But I can certainly see how this might not be the right role for her.

IceAlisa
05-04-2010, 09:27 PM
Mulligan is a lovely actress. (We BBC drama fanatics discovered her long before Hollywood did. :D ) But I can certainly see how this might not be the right role for her.

I am sure she is. I just don't think she is physically the right woman for the job. She is going to have to say good bye to those round cheeks and healthy body weight.

Wyliefan
05-04-2010, 09:47 PM
there's that silver lining

Is Daniel Radcliffe (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/01/article-0-0230C83D000004B0-808_468x568.jpg) playing a baby Hitler here?

:lol: No, although it does look like it. That was a pretty good film, actually. I saw it a few months ago.

genevieve
07-19-2010, 05:54 AM
Bumping this thread because saw the 2nd movie last night.

It was pretty good, although so much went unexplained that I can't imagine anyone who hasn't read the books not being thoroughly confused. The final scene was changed in a way that made no sense but will affect the way the third movie starts. Finla showdown between Salander and Zala took place in early morning light instead of nighttime, and while Niedermann did run away after seeing her all bloiddy and out of the grave, there was no explanation for why he would do that. It simply made no sense based on what the movie had showed. Worse, Blomkvist is shown driving up to the property, Niedermann sees him, and still just runs away. So, no Micke capturing him in the car down the road.

There is also no mention of the whole "Lesbian satanist" angle that the police were using in their pursuit of Salander. We see officer Faste and DA Eckstrom in the beginning of the film, but they really aren't a big presence. A LOT had to be cut.

Oh, and the disguises Salander uses to go outside are a far cry from what they were in the book :lol:

In other news, my friend said she read someone in Hollywood is trying to buy the rights to separate the character of Lisbeth Salander from the books, so there can be a franchise, a la James Bond. :scream: please no..........