History Literature / TheMillenniumTrilogy

6th Oct '17 9:31:42 PM KYCubbie
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The first book: ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' [[note]]Swedish title translates as ''Men Who Hate Women''[[/note]] (2005) begins with middle-aged reporter Mikael Blomkvist sentenced to prison for libel. While Blomkvist waits to serve his term, famous industrialist Henrik Vanger hires him to investigate a forty year old cold case: The disappearance and presumed murder of his then sixteen year old grandniece, Harriet. Blomkvist's investigation brings him into contact with [[DarkActionGirl Lisbeth Salander,]] the antisocial, borderline disturbed, and brilliant researcher who Vanger hired as a private investigator to do a security check on Blomkvist. Salander dislikes authority and violently opposes any form of abuse against women, and when Blomkvist comes to her for help in his investigation, she becomes his unlikely aide as they zero in on the truth behind Harriet's disappearance, which appears to involve a serial killer and rapist...

The second book: ''The Girl Who Played with Fire''[[note]]A direct translation of the Swedish title in this case.[[/note]] (2006) has Blomkvist aiding two intrepid researchers the Swedish sex trafficking industry, which is linked to a mysterious criminal boogeyman known as "Zala." After the researchers begin digging more deeply into Zala's identity, they are found slain in their home, with Salander's prints on the murder weapon. While Blomkvist tries to track her down and discover the truth, Lisbeth herself begins a campaign against Zala, intent on revenge for more than just the researchers...

In the third book: ''The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest'' [[note]]Swedish title translates as ''The Air Castle That Was Blown Up;'' the Scandinavian idiom "air castle" is roughly akin to the English idiom "pipe dream."[[/note]](2007) Blomkvist discovers that a shadowy faction within the Swedish Security Service have manipulated the traumatic events of Lisbeth's past, including her history with the mysterious "Zala," and will stop at nothing to hide their decades-old deeds. Lisbeth's latest actions threaten to bust the conspiracy wide open, so the faction moves to clean up all evidence of their misdeeds -- including Lisbeth herself...

The publisher has now hired author ''David Lagercrantz'' to write more books in the series, which will be entirely his own invention without any inspiration from Larsson's plans. This fourth book with the title ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'' [[note]] Swedish title translates as ''That Which Does Not Kill Us'' [[/note]] was released in 2015.

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The first book: ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' [[note]]Swedish title translates as ''Men Who Hate Women''[[/note]] (2005) begins with middle-aged reporter Mikael Blomkvist sentenced to prison for libel. While Blomkvist waits to serve his term, famous industrialist Henrik Vanger hires him to investigate a forty year old cold case: The disappearance and presumed murder of his then sixteen year old 16-year-old grandniece, Harriet. Blomkvist's investigation brings him into contact with [[DarkActionGirl Lisbeth Salander,]] Salander]], the antisocial, borderline disturbed, and brilliant researcher who Vanger hired as a private investigator to do a security check on Blomkvist. Salander dislikes authority and violently opposes any form of abuse against women, and when Blomkvist comes to her for help in his investigation, she becomes his unlikely aide as they zero in on the truth behind Harriet's disappearance, which appears to involve a serial killer and rapist...

The second book: ''The Girl Who Played with Fire''[[note]]A direct translation of the Swedish title in this case.[[/note]] (2006) has Blomkvist aiding two intrepid researchers the Swedish sex trafficking industry, which is linked to a mysterious criminal boogeyman known as "Zala." "Zala". After the researchers begin digging more deeply into Zala's identity, they are found slain in their home, with Salander's prints on the murder weapon. While Blomkvist tries to track her down and discover the truth, Lisbeth herself begins a campaign against Zala, intent on revenge for more than just the researchers...

In the third book: ''The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest'' [[note]]Swedish title translates as ''The Air Castle That Was Blown Up;'' Up''; the Scandinavian idiom "air castle" is roughly akin to the English idiom "pipe dream."[[/note]](2007) dream".[[/note]](2007) Blomkvist discovers that a shadowy faction within the Swedish Security Service have manipulated the traumatic events of Lisbeth's past, including her history with the mysterious "Zala," "Zala", and will stop at nothing to hide their decades-old deeds. Lisbeth's latest actions threaten to bust the conspiracy wide open, so the faction moves to clean up all evidence of their misdeeds -- including Lisbeth herself...

The publisher has now hired author ''David Lagercrantz'' to write more books in the series, which will be entirely his own invention without any inspiration from Larsson's plans. This fourth book with the title book, ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'' Web'', [[note]] Swedish title translates as ''That Which Does Not Kill Us'' [[/note]] was released in 2015.
2015, followed by the 2017 release ''The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye''. [[note]] Swedish title translates as ''The Man Who Chased His Shadow'' [[/note]]
28th Sep '17 6:58:58 PM Greenygal
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The publisher has now hired author ''David Lagercrantz'' to write more books in the series, which will be entirely his own invention without any inspiration from Larsson's plans. This fourth book with the title ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'' [[note]] Swedish title translates as ''That Which Does Not Kill Us'' [[/note]] is expected to be released in 2015.

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The publisher has now hired author ''David Lagercrantz'' to write more books in the series, which will be entirely his own invention without any inspiration from Larsson's plans. This fourth book with the title ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'' [[note]] Swedish title translates as ''That Which Does Not Kill Us'' [[/note]] is expected to be was released in 2015.
17th Jul '17 3:04:05 AM Psychopompos007
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Casting Creator/NoomiRapace as Lisbeth Salander obviously made things a lot easier for the costume department and the writers. Although finding a grown woman with all of Lisbeth's physical traits would be next to impossible, they got lucky in several regards. Noomi, like Lisbeth, is very small-breasted as well as dark-eyed with a naturally pale complexion, and in her late teens had numerous ear and facial piercings that she readily got repierced for the role. However, she's not as short as Lisbeth at 5'5" compared to 4'11.
17th Jun '17 8:26:56 AM Discar
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* LonelyBachelorPad: Salander initially lives in a tiny, minimally-furnished apartment. After taking a huge "windfall" at the end of the first book, she decides to buy a much nicer apartment in the second book, offering her old one to her girlfriend Mimmy, who comments that it's actually not a bad apartment; Salander was just too lazy to actually clean it.
26th May '17 8:09:14 AM CosmicFerret
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* WhamLine: "Zalachenko is [[spoiler: her father]]." It's not quite the same, but for those who don't see it coming, this line has an impact comparable to a certain revelation in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.

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* WhamLine: "Zalachenko is [[spoiler: her father]]." It's not quite the same, but for those who don't see it coming, this line has an impact comparable to a certain revelation in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
21st May '17 3:29:34 PM nombretomado
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* {{Retcon}}: The explanation for Lisbeth's Internet handle of Wasp goes from stinging like one in her boxing sessions with Paolo Roberto to her reading comic books as a child and liking the character of TheWasp.

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* {{Retcon}}: The explanation for Lisbeth's Internet handle of Wasp goes from stinging like one in her boxing sessions with Paolo Roberto to her reading comic books as a child and liking the character of TheWasp.ComicBook/TheWasp.
16th May '17 9:19:30 AM hullflyer
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* TheDreaded: No one involved in the human trafficking ring wants to talk about Zala. Just mentioning his name is enough to make them seat bullets.

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* TheDreaded: No one involved in the human trafficking ring wants to talk about Zala. Just mentioning his name is enough to make them seat sweat bullets.
22nd Mar '17 7:00:39 AM Noraneko
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An American adaptation of ''Dragon Tattoo'' saw release in 2011; Creator/DavidFincher directed, ''Steven Zallan'' wrote the screenplay, and the team of [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and ''Atticus Ross'' handled the music. The cast for the film included Creator/RooneyMara as Lisbeth and current Film/JamesBond Creator/DanielCraig as Mikael. Despite the film's modest box office performance, Mara and Craig will return to their roles for ''Played with Fire'' (though it remains unclear if Fincher will return to direct). Several rumors say ''Played with Fire'' and ''Kicked the Hornet's Nest'' will film simultaneously, though these rumors remain unconfirmed.

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An American adaptation of ''Dragon Tattoo'' saw release in 2011; Creator/DavidFincher directed, ''Steven Zallan'' wrote the screenplay, and the team of [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and ''Atticus Ross'' handled the music. The cast for the film included Creator/RooneyMara as Lisbeth and current Film/JamesBond Creator/DanielCraig as Mikael. Despite the film's modest box office performance, Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig will ultimately did not return to their roles for ''Played with Fire'' (though roles. In 2017, it remains unclear if Fincher was announced that Fede Alvarez will return to direct). Several rumors say ''Played with Fire'' and ''Kicked be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Hornet's Nest'' will film simultaneously, though these rumors remain unconfirmed.
Spider's Web''; the actors playing the new leads have not yet been cast.
27th Dec '16 4:00:48 AM axle-k89
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* GolfClubbing: [[spoiler:Lisbeth saves Mikael by breaking Martin's jaw with a golf club in her BigDamnHeroes moment.]]


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* PrecisionFStrike: Mikael in the 2011 film does one when he goes outside for a cigarette [[spoiler:and sees the dead cat on the doorstep, it broken limbs shaped like a swastika. A later shot shows him trying not to be sick.]]
21st Dec '16 2:41:42 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Mikael is established early on in ''Dragon Tattoo'' as being the other party in his publisher's open marriage.
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