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    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo--the movie

    Who wants to see it? It opens widely in April, I believe.

    I finished the book a few weeks ago and wouldn't mind seeing it on the big screen.

    The trailer.
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    I'm seeing it Friday.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    I'm seeing it Friday.
    Cool! Let us know what you think.
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    from Speedy Death

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    I saw it on Saturday. Odd mix of slavishly following the book and then weird departures for the sake of condensing the story. And it's still about 2 hr 45 minutes long.

    Best thing about the film is the 2 lead performances, especially the actress who plays Lisbeth. And the scenery is amazing. But as so often happens with adaptations of books, I came away feeling like they assumed 99% of the film audience would have read the book, so they hinted at things from the book and figure our brains will just fill in the rest.

    Some changes (spoilered for those haven't read the book):

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    Overall I enjoyed the film and am glad I saw it. I know a US version is in process and I shudder to think about how awful it will be, mostly because you know it will have name stars in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    I saw it on Saturday. Odd mix of slavishly following the book and then weird departures for the sake of condensing the story. And it's still about 2 hr 45 minutes long.

    Best thing about the film is the 2 lead performances, especially the actress who plays Lisbeth. And the scenery is amazing. But as so often happens with adaptations of books, I came away feeling like they assumed 99% of the film audience would have read the book, so they hinted at things from the book and figure our brains will just fill in the rest.

    Some changes (spoilered for those haven't read the book):

    Spoiler



    Overall I enjoyed the film and am glad I saw it. I know a US version is in process and I shudder to think about how awful it will be, mostly because you know it will have name stars in it.
    Thanks for sharing

    I wondered how they'd fit everything in. And also how they'd handle the scenes with Bjurman. For some reason I thought those would be the scenes they left out. But that would make a movie of The Girl Who Played With Fire a little confusing, so I guess they couldn't.

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    Thanks, genevieve. There is a US production in process? That makes me gag in anticipation.
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    yep...I'm trying to block the idea of Kristen Stewart in the lead role.

    (I don't think the roles have been cast yet, just imagining the horror)
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    yep...I'm trying to block the idea of Kristen Stewart in the lead role.

    (I don't think the roles have been cast yet, just imagining the horror)
    Ugh.
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    I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago. I belong to a film club that sees movies before release, with a college prof and discussion after. It is held Sunday am, so most folks are older. I loved the movie and the club as a whole seemed to love it - applause at the end, which rarely happens. Also due to some graphic scenes, suprising as sometimes someone is upset and complains.
    I have not read the book, but plan to. I understand certain things were left out. I found the movie to be a great thriller.
    Bummed to hear about an American remake, rumor is Brad Pitt or George Clooney - NO!
    Wish people would just see the original and read the subtitles.

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    Dragged hubby to see it today after work ("Is this a chick flick?"--"You'll see.") Now he can't stop talking about it. He hadn't read the book and had a lot of questions. Most of them were answered by the book. So ITA that the makers of the movie assume you've read the book because on their own some things really don't add up.

    For instance:

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    But the good news is that the casting was perfect.
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    I've seen to movie & liked it a lot.
    I am as well scared of US production.
    I read somewhere that Tarantion wants to direct, Brad Pitt to produce and play the lead character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    Wish people would just see the original and read the subtitles.
    I wish it was possible for me to do that, too!
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    It's telling that no woman seems to be a front-runner for the female protagonist in the US remake of TGWTDT. She HAS to be fierce - really fierce - or it won't work. And how many younger American women actors fit that bill? One movie reviewer I heard interviewed questioned whether the egos of the actors being considered would permit the female lead to be as strong as she was in the book. I can see them rewriting it to make him the savior of her. *sigh*.

    I'll have to sit down and figure out if US remakes of ANYTHING have ever been better than the original...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    It's telling that no woman seems to be a front-runner for the female protagonist in the US remake of TGWTDT. She HAS to be fierce - really fierce - or it won't work. And how many younger American women actors fit that bill?
    What? Kristen Stewart is not fierce enough? Kidding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    I'll have to sit down and figure out if US remakes of ANYTHING have ever been better than the original...
    I think that The Point Of No Return with Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Bancroft and Harvey Keitel was better than the original French La Femme Nikita. That's the only one I can think of though.

    BTW, Bridget Fonda at the age when she did The Point would have been perfect for the role of Lisbeth.
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    Ooh, I'm reading the book now and was coincidentally thinking it would make a great movie. Then I happened to catch Run, Lola, Run last night and it occurred to me that Franka Potente would make a great Lisbeth Salander.

    Didn't know it had already been made into a movie - thanks for the heads-up!

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    I can't find any trace of it here, I'm hoping I might get lucky when I'm visiting my mom next week and we'll be able to find it somewhere. She has read the book too, so I don't think I'd have a hard time talking her into going.

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    I really want to watch it but I don't think it's going to show here ever. So, it will be on my Netflix que soon.

    I loved the books, and can't wait until the third one comes out in a month or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    What? Kristen Stewart is not fierce enough? Kidding.

    I think that The Point Of No Return with Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Bancroft and Harvey Keitel was better than the original French La Femme Nikita. That's the only one I can think of though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
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