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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Old 04-21-12, 04:37 AM
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Well the awards ceremonies sure as hell take him for granted.
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There are plenty of filmmakers that are overlooked or taken for granted. David Fincher and his multiple Oscar nominations in the past few years is not one of them.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow
Girl With A Dragon Tattoo (2011) was disappointing, it was well directed but vacant. Most tension was shattered by girl just showing up and nonchalantly solving the problem with superhuman accuracy to the point of annoyance. I think only Fincher could have pulled this slop off as well as it came out.
this pretty much sum up what I thought of The Girl With The Apple Computer
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

One thing that annoyed me: it takes place in Sweden, right?

So, why is everyone speaking English?
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
One thing that annoyed me: it takes place in Sweden, right?

So, why is everyone speaking English?
Because Americans hate subtitles.

But, other than that, it's plausible to suggest that a lot of Swedes speak English fluently and choose to do so. I found that a lot of the characters did not have Swedish accents in this film. It was almost like it was a bunch of Brits who just happened to live in Sweden all their lives.
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
One thing that annoyed me: it takes place in Sweden, right?

So, why is everyone speaking English?
Sounds like you should watch the 2009 edition instead.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
One thing that annoyed me: it takes place in Sweden, right?

So, why is everyone speaking English?
The same reason Germans speak English to each other in WW2 movies.
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Originally Posted by dhmac
Sounds like you should watch the 2009 edition instead.
I did; Fincher's was better, but I enjoyed both.

It didn't ruin the movie for me, but I don't know why they didn't just change the locale to New England or something.
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Why New England?
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Should it have been Ohio? Visually, I think New England would be a nice counterpart for the US film.
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I did; Fincher's was better, but I enjoyed both.

It didn't ruin the movie for me, but I don't know why they didn't just change the locale to New England or something.
Well, the Nazi bits in the story have no real meaning if the story doesn't take place in a country that's at least somewhere in mainland Europe.
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Fincher talks about it either in the commentary or the behind the scenes material, saying that the story and characters are quintessentially Swedish; moving it to America just wouldn't work. It would be like moving Goodfellas to a French setting; the characters are quintessentially American and, while there are gangsters in France, the story wouldn't have the same impact with the location change.
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So is this getting a sequel?
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

seemed like they were intent on that from an article I read about a month ago...sadly..I've no article to post.
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
seemed like they were intent on that from an article I read about a month ago...sadly..I've no article to post.
And I remember reading (forgot where) that the sequels will not be based on the books.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85603

Dragon Tattoo Sequel Moving Forward
Source: Entertainment Weekly January 3, 2012


Sony's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which cost about $90 million to make (not counting marketing costs), has earned $60 million at the domestic box office and will still be hitting many international territories in January. So, while some are saying it's underperforming, it's no surprise that the studio is moving forward with plans to make the sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire.

“[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book,” a Sony rep told Entertainment Weekly. "Development continues” on the sequel and Steven Zaillian is still working on the script as planned.

It is unclear whether David Fincher will return to direct at this point, but Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are both signed for the other two films.
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Saw the Mara version, and really liked it. Great performances and direction. I'll likely check out the Swedish version now.

One somewhat major plot hole that I saw, forgive me if this has been mentioned, I didn't read every post in this thread.
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Harriet gave Henrik framed flowers every year on his birthday, and he continued to receive them after she disappeared. He assumed that they were being sent by her killer, taunting him. For FORTY years? That's a stretch. And the logical assumption about the pictures would be that Harriet was sending them to let Henrik know she was still alive. After all, she just ran away. She didn't set out to fake her own death. Plus, Blomqvist had pictures of Anita, who was really Harriet. Why didn't Henrik and Martin recognize her picture? It seems unlikely that she could assume a relative's identity without anyone knowing.
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Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 & 2012 editions)

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Saw the Mara version, and really liked it. Great performances and direction. I'll likely check out the Swedish version now.

One somewhat major plot hole that I saw, forgive me if this has been mentioned, I didn't read every post in this thread.
Spoiler:
Harriet gave Henrik framed flowers every year on his birthday, and he continued to receive them after she disappeared. He assumed that they were being sent by her killer, taunting him. For FORTY years? That's a stretch. And the logical assumption about the pictures would be that Harriet was sending them to let Henrik know she was still alive. After all, she just ran away. She didn't set out to fake her own death. Plus, Blomqvist had pictures of Anita, who was really Harriet. Why didn't Henrik and Martin recognize her picture? It seems unlikely that she could assume a relative's identity without anyone knowing.
Spoiler:
I suppose it's sort of human nature... if he believed Harriet was murdered, and someone starts sending a cryptic message like the flowers, then the logical assumption is going to be that the killer is doing it, not that she's still alive.

And if someone is seeing the pictures of "Anita" that are really Harriet, since they are relatives, a strong resemblance is probably not going to send up any kind of red flag that there was an identity switch.
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Daniel Craig’s to be cut from ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’?
http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-...185007613.html
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Yeah, Craig is playing hardball and wants tons of money for the sequel. Granted, he knows he's a hot commodity again with Skyfall making almost a BILLION dollars in the box office. I hope he comes back but if he doesn't then oh well. As long as Rooney and Fincher come back, I'm still in.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Yeah, Craig is playing hardball and wants tons of money for the sequel. Granted, he knows he's a hot commodity again with Skyfall making almost a BILLION dollars in the box office. I hope he comes back but if he doesn't then oh well. As long as Rooney and Fincher come back, I'm still in.
I really don't see that happening. I could be wrong, but I believe we've seen the end of the Fincher/Craig/Mara triumvirate. I think the likely scenario is this continuing with a new leading man, a new director and Mara reprising her role.
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I really don't see that happening. I could be wrong, but I believe we've seen the end of the Fincher/Craig/Mara triumvirate. I think the likely scenario is this continuing with a new leading man, a new director and Mara reprising her role.
I thought Fincher was still in regardless? It's in his contract etc..
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
I thought Fincher was still in regardless? It's in his contract etc..
If that is so, I stand corrected.

It's hard to believe he'd want to continue this saga without Craig. I can envision a scenario where his agents/lawyers could do some wrangling and get him released from his contact.
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I hope Fincher drops this and does something more interesting. I just can't see him being committed to a trilogy of remakes.
Also IMO the 2 sequels (Swedish films) compared to the first were terrible.
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I've seen all three films and honestly dragon tattoo is the strongest the others are like Hannibal and Red Dragon compared to it. Weaksauce.
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I hated everything about the American remake. I can't blame Craig for pricing himself out of doing another one.

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