History Literature / TheMillenniumTrilogy

5th Apr '18 10:31:11 AM PeabodySam
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* HollywoodHacking: Mostly averted by Lisbeth and her fellow hackers; for the most part it's extremely accurate. All of the members of Hacker Nation are good with computers, Lisbeth particularly. And not in the "take them out of the box and set them up" way, more in the "give her a high-level PC and a couple days and she'll get you the Pentagon's secret files" way.

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* HollywoodHacking: Mostly averted by Lisbeth and her fellow hackers; for the most part it's extremely accurate. All of the members of Hacker Nation Republic are good with computers, Lisbeth particularly. And not in the "take them out of the box and set them up" way, more in the "give her a high-level PC and a couple days and she'll get you the Pentagon's secret files" way.



* DysfunctionalFamily: The [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]], [[IncrediblyLamePun punning]] inhabitants of Hacker Nation, the online community that comprises most of the people Lisbeth considers friends.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: The [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]], [[IncrediblyLamePun punning]] inhabitants of Hacker Nation, Republic, the online community that comprises most of the people Lisbeth considers friends.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Once more, most of the important plot points are intact, with only a few minor subplots cut for the sake of time or clarity. Erika's never left ''Millennium'' (and has no stalker), Trinity and the rest of Hacker Nation are reduced to just Plague, and Wadensjö's battle with Clinton for control of The Section is missing. However, there are a couple of head-scratching moment differences. Christer Malm inexplicably loses his nerve as it pertains to ''Millennium's'' work, Niedermann is reduced to just a GiantMook that shows up every half-hour or so to hurt or kill people (even at one point attemping to attack Lisbeth while she's at the hospital), much of Annika's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing legal work]] is gone, and the ending changes Lisbeth and Mikael's renewed friendship into an awkward "Um...okay...bye." deal.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Once more, most of the important plot points are intact, with only a few minor subplots cut for the sake of time or clarity. Erika's never left ''Millennium'' (and has no stalker), Trinity and the rest of Hacker Nation Republic are reduced to just Plague, and Wadensjö's battle with Clinton for control of The Section is missing. However, there are a couple of head-scratching moment differences. Christer Malm inexplicably loses his nerve as it pertains to ''Millennium's'' work, Niedermann is reduced to just a GiantMook that shows up every half-hour or so to hurt or kill people (even at one point attemping to attack Lisbeth while she's at the hospital), much of Annika's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing legal work]] is gone, and the ending changes Lisbeth and Mikael's renewed friendship into an awkward "Um...okay...bye." deal.
11th Mar '18 5:48:11 PM Malady
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Larsson said the character of Lisbeth was his version of a modern-day, grown-up PippiLongstocking, which accounts for her determination, anarchist spirit and red hair (she dyes it black). Sadly, her absent father is not a jolly pirate. It also gets {{lampshaded}} in ''Dragon Tattoo'' when Armansky, Frode and Lisbeth are discussing Mikael and his nickname of "Kalle Blomkvist" comes up. Lisbeth says she understands why he hates the name and that she would punch anyone who ever referred to her as "Pippi Longstocking", causing Armansky to squirm because he's thought of her that way before.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Larsson said the character of Lisbeth was his version of a modern-day, grown-up PippiLongstocking, ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'', which accounts for her determination, anarchist spirit and red hair (she dyes it black). Sadly, her absent father is not a jolly pirate. It also gets {{lampshaded}} in ''Dragon Tattoo'' when Armansky, Frode and Lisbeth are discussing Mikael and his nickname of "Kalle Blomkvist" comes up. Lisbeth says she understands why he hates the name and that she would punch anyone who ever referred to her as "Pippi Longstocking", causing Armansky to squirm because he's thought of her that way before.
6th Feb '18 3:23:15 AM jormis29
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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. Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig ultimately did not return to their roles. In 2017, it was announced that Fede Alvarez will be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'', with Claire Foy as Lisbeth.

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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. Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig ultimately did not return to their roles. In 2017, it was announced that Fede Alvarez will be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'', with Claire Foy Creator/ClaireFoy as Lisbeth.
19th Jan '18 8:48:47 PM Makara2112
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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, has which have won several awards and international acclaim -- but it was acclaim, despite not being 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.



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...

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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 journalists who are researching 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...
15th Jan '18 12:38:34 PM KYCubbie
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* SecretPolice: The Section, which Blomkvist terms the "Zalachenko club" inside Säpo (the Swedish equivalent to the American CIA or British MI-6). Säpo is a known government entitity, subject to rules and oversight, but "The Section" is a seperate autonomous division that is outside of and above Säpo control. They were the ones who helped Zalachenko and screwed Lisbeth's life up to keep him safe.

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* SecretPolice: The Section, which Blomkvist terms the "Zalachenko club" inside Säpo (the Swedish equivalent to the American CIA or British MI-6).[=MI6=]). Säpo is a known government entitity, subject to rules and oversight, but "The Section" is a seperate autonomous division that is outside of and above Säpo control. They were the ones who helped Zalachenko and screwed Lisbeth's life up to keep him safe.


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9th Jan '18 5:00:38 AM Saveelich
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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. Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig ultimately did not return to their roles. In 2017, it was announced that Fede Alvarez will be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'', with Clair Foy as Lisbeth.

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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. Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig ultimately did not return to their roles. In 2017, it was announced that Fede Alvarez will be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Spider's Web'', with Clair Claire Foy as Lisbeth.
9th Jan '18 5:00:22 AM Saveelich
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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. Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig ultimately did not return to their roles. In 2017, it was announced that Fede Alvarez will be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Spider's Web''; the actors playing the new leads have not yet been cast.

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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. Though plans for a sequel were discussed, Mara and Craig ultimately did not return to their roles. In 2017, it was announced that Fede Alvarez will be directing an adaptation of ''The Girl in the Spider's Web''; the actors playing the new leads have not yet been cast.
Web'', with Clair Foy as Lisbeth.
9th Nov '17 10:16:09 AM slvstrChung
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: There was some complaint that, the couple times Blomkvist is shot at, he doesn't panic or lose his nerve the way a civilian would. But, as the books mention, Sweden has compulsive military service (or had; it was abolished in 2010), and Blomkvist has some military training.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: There was some complaint that, the couple times Blomkvist is shot at, he doesn't panic or lose keeps his nerve the way calm as though he were James Bond instead of a civilian would. But, as the books mention, journalist. The thing is, Sweden has had compulsive military service (or had; it was abolished until 2010; the book goes into a small amount of detail about Blomkvist's experiences in 2010), and Blomkvist has some military training.the armed forces.



* CastingGag: For the American adaptation, Creator/DavidFincher cast [[Film/JamesBond Daniel Craig]] as Mikael. The gag doesn't pay off until the third in the trilogy, when Mikael spends the entire novel playing spy games vs. "The Section."

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* CastingGag: For the American adaptation, Creator/DavidFincher cast [[Film/JamesBond Daniel Craig]] as Mikael. The gag doesn't pay would have paid off until in the third in the trilogy, film, when Mikael spends the entire novel playing spy games vs. "The Section."
9th Nov '17 10:09:22 AM slvstrChung
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* AntiHero: Lisbeth is a Type IV. Mikael is a Type II. While being a compassionate idealist, he doesn't shy away from bending several laws to expose corruption.

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* AntiHero: Lisbeth is a Type IV. Mikael is a Type II. While being II, a compassionate idealist, he idealist who doesn't shy away from bending several laws to expose corruption. (Lisbeth believes he isn't extreme ''enough'', which tells you something about her approach to life.)
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]]
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