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Old 05-30-09, 07:50 PM
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"Millenium" the movie.

No, this isn't some Star Wars film.

I'm not sure if Millenium mania has reached the US, but the books were immensely popular in Europe and at least over here in Quebec where it seems that everybody I know has read them or at least heard of them. "Millenium" is a trilogy of crime novels written by Swedish journalist/political activist Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004 before he could get them published. They were eventually published posthumously and in 2008, Larsson was the second best selling author in the world.

The movie, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, is based on the 1st book "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" (odd because the Swedish title tranlates to "The Men who Hate Women").



Synopsis:

"A middle-aged journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, publishes the magazine Millennium in Stockholm. He is hired one day by Henrik Vanger, the aged former CEO of a group of companies owned by a wealthy dynasty, in order to chronicle the family history. His real mission, however, is to solve a cold case - the disappearance, some forty years previously, of Vanger's great-niece when she was sixteen. Blomkvist encounters "the old Miss Marple closed-room scenario" with all the wealthy suspects marooned on the family estate on an island; a village we grow familiar with, full of hostile locals peering out from behind their curtains. The real main character of the story is Lisbeth Salander, an asocial punk/hacker who has been victimized by authorities throughout her whole life. By accident she meets Blomkvist and the unlikely couple become another classic detective pair where the hunters become the hunted."

Trailer:

http://www.millenium-lefilm.fr/indexSite.html

The film just opened here (in Swedish with french subs) yesterday.

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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

I thought you were referring to the television series...now I'm disappointed...
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

Damn, I was hoping to see Frank Black again, too.
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

Originally Posted by kstublen
I thought you were referring to the television series...now I'm disappointed...
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

Originally Posted by kstublen
I thought you were referring to the television series...now I'm disappointed...
Same here
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

fuck this thread
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

The real main character of the story is Lisbeth Salander, an asocial punk/hacker who has been victimized by authorities throughout her whole life. By accident she meets Blomkvist and the unlikely couple become another classic detective pair where the hunters become the hunted.
It's like the synopsis spiraled into parody.
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

I watched the trailer, but it didn't do anything for me. I think I'm too bumbed out that it's not movie of the Fox series
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

Apparently, all three adaptations were filmed simultaneously, although none of them have been picked up for the US. Here's a teaser for the second film:

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I think the Dragon Tattoo book did/is doing fairly well here in the States, although I don't personally have any interest in it or the movie (the synopsis is cringe-worthy) and I've always gotten the books confused with John Burdett's Bangkok series due to the very similar cover designs.
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

I wasn't a big fan of the Fox series, but even I'm bummed this isn't a movie for that.
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Fuck this thread.

Bring back Frank Black!!
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Re: "Millenium" the movie.

Can we pass a law against middle aged men writing about sexy young punk-goth girls?

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