History Literature / TheMillenniumTrilogy

10th Aug '16 1:08:03 PM WillKeaton
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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.



* 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.
10th Aug '16 1:00:18 PM WillKeaton
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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'' (2006) [[note]] A direct translation of the Swedish title in this case [[/note]], 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...

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The first book: ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' [[note]] Swedish [[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'' (2006) [[note]] A Fire''[[note]]A direct translation of the Swedish title in this case [[/note]], 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 [[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), "[[/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...
10th Aug '16 12:59:03 PM WillKeaton
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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.
21st Jul '16 12:08:42 PM PriceCheck
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* NotUsingTheZedWord: David Fincher refused to use the term "serial killer," though he did allow one "serial murderer."
** Creator/DanielCraig (the current Film/JamesBond) as well; though Blomkvist has Bond's tenacity, intelligence and charm with women, comparing his combat ability to Bond's would be like comparing [[Anime/ZoidsNewCentury Bit Cloud's]] to Manga/InuYasha -- [[spoiler: when the monstrous serial killer and rapist Martin Vanger captures and tortures him, Lisbeth has to rescue him.]]
16th Jun '16 4:59:22 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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''The Millennium Trilogy'' is a series of [[GenreBusting crime fiction / psychological thrillers / dark conspiracy]] books by the late [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] author ''Stieg Larsson,'' has won several awards and international acclaim -- but it was not meant to be a trilogy. Larsson [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] before the first book saw publication, and he had completed two more books at that time. Rumors say he planned as many as ten books with the characters from the trilogy. These books became bestsellers in their home country, due in part to their international attention.

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''The Millennium Trilogy'' is a series of [[GenreBusting crime fiction / psychological thrillers / dark conspiracy]] books by the late [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] author ''Stieg Larsson,'' Stieg Larsson, has won several awards and international acclaim -- but it was not meant to be a trilogy. Larsson [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] before the first book saw publication, and he had completed two more books at that time. Rumors say he planned as many as ten books with the characters from the trilogy. These books became bestsellers in their home country, due in part to their international attention.
12th Jun '16 9:40:06 AM PaulA
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** "Frederik Clinton". Sir Frederick Clinton is head of the Department in AnthonyPrice's spy thrillers.

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** "Frederik Clinton". Sir Frederick Clinton is head of the Department in AnthonyPrice's Creator/AnthonyPrice's spy thrillers.
29th May '16 1:15:59 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Millennium Trilogy''''' is a series of [[GenreBusting crime fiction / psychological thrillers / dark conspiracy]] books by the late [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] author ''Stieg Larsson,'' has won several awards and international acclaim -- but it was not meant to be a trilogy. Larsson [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] before the first book saw publication, and he had completed two more books at that time. Rumors say he planned as many as ten books with the characters from the trilogy. These books became bestsellers in their home country, due in part to their international attention.

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'''''The ''The Millennium Trilogy''''' Trilogy'' is a series of [[GenreBusting crime fiction / psychological thrillers / dark conspiracy]] books by the late [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] author ''Stieg Larsson,'' has won several awards and international acclaim -- but it was not meant to be a trilogy. Larsson [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] before the first book saw publication, and he had completed two more books at that time. Rumors say he planned as many as ten books with the characters from the trilogy. These books became bestsellers in their home country, due in part to their international attention.
29th May '16 12:53:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Paolo Roberto, who witnesses a kidnapping, tails the kidnappers, and then rescues the victim. And almost gets beaten to death for his trouble.
29th May '16 12:52:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Zalachenko's henchman Ronald Niedermann.
11th Apr '16 3:35:54 PM aye_amber
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[[TheFilmOfTheBook The (Swedish) Films of The Books,]] released starting in 2009, became huge successes in several European countries; with an all-star cast and a Danish director, ''Men Who Hate Women'' became the most-viewed Swedish film ''ever'' in several countries. (All three films eventually came into UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates via DVD and Blu-Ray releases, and all three featured their English language titles.)

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.

This series of books and films [[SimilarlyNamedWorks is not be confused]] with the various other works named ''{{Millennium}}.''



[[TheFilmOfTheBook The (Swedish) Films Of The Books]], released starting in 2009, became huge successes in several European countries; with an all-star cast and a Danish director, ''Men Who Hate Women'' became the most-viewed Swedish film ''ever'' in several countries. (All three films eventually came into the United States via DVD and Blu-Ray releases, and all three featured their English-language titles.)

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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This series of books and films [[SimilarlyNamedWorks is not be confused]] with the various other works named ''{{Millennium}}''.

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!!The Millennium Trilogy contains examples of the following tropes:

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook !! The (Swedish) Films Of The Books]], released starting in 2009, became huge successes in several European countries; with an all-star cast and a Danish director, ''Men Who Hate Women'' became the most-viewed Swedish film ''ever'' in several countries. (All three films eventually came into the United States via DVD and Blu-Ray releases, and all three featured their English-language titles.)

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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This series of books and films [[SimilarlyNamedWorks is not be confused]] with the various other works named ''{{Millennium}}''.

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!!The
Millennium Trilogy contains examples of the following tropes:



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