Roger Ebert meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • …and he loves her! In this fabulous review, he addresses the use of technology, the sexual violence and the Hollywood remake rumors. Here’s one of our favorite bits:

    The novel, one of a trilogy which Stieg Larsson completed before his untimely death at 44 in 2004, was an international best-seller. It is destined to be remade by Hollywood. That remake may turn out to be a good film, but if I were you I’d be sure to watch this version. The Hollywood version will almost certainly tone down the sexual violence. I can’t think of an American actress who could play Lisbeth. Kristen Stewart, who I respect, has been mentioned. Dakota Fanning. I dunno. A younger Jodie Foster, maybe. Someone able to play hard as nails and emotionally unavailable. Make her a Swede, and simply cast Noomi Rapace.

    And here’s another:

    This is not a deep psychological study. But it’s a sober, grown-up film. It has action, but not the hyperkinetic activity that passes for action in too many American movies. It has sex, but not eroticism. Its male lead is brave and capable, but not macho. Its female lead is sexy in the abstract, perhaps, but not seductive or alluring. This is a movie about characters who have more important things to do than be characters in an action thriller.

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    March 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments

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  • gwyneth bertomen 03.18.2010

    Wonderful movie with superb actors. I enjoyed it because the movie really covered everything in the novel with enough detail. It would be a shame for Americans to do this movie. Your Swedish film was terrific. Foreign films are done so much better than Americans. I can’t wait for the second movie since I have already enjoyed the book….and the third novel. It is too bad that Mr. Larsson is not here to enjoy his fame and fortune.

  • A wonderful “can’t put down” book and I am anxious to see the film after reading and seeing “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. I have now obtained a copy of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”.

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