The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011):

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While I'm not caught up on the converstial novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, or the film, a American remake is coming, and while usually American remakes usually take everything good away from the original with ugly American spins (their are some exceptions, The Departed transports Infernal Affairs to New York pretty darn well.), but I think this take on TGWTDT will be one that will genuinely find it's own path and do something unique with the characters & story.

It's being done by David Fincher & written by Steven Zillian of Schinder's List fame, so I look foward to what will be one of the most intilligent films of the year, and seeing that Big Momma: Like Father & Like Son got made, I couldn't be happier to see this film.

So, if Zallian changes the story around, would you be happy? And the changes wouldn't be anything stupid, it's just a new direction the story would go.
It's metafiction about metafiction about metafiction.

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Don't you wish you watch everything that happens in the wo
2 Kino25th Feb 2011 06:31:15 AM , Relationship Status: Californicating
I need to finish readying the books.
3 drunkscriblerian25th Feb 2011 05:38:54 PM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
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The Swedish films are already out, and damn good in their own right. The remake is unnecessary.
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I found that the direction of the Swedish movies resembles bad TV, I loved Noomi Rapace's performance but found Michael Nyqvist pretty boring actually so I'm looking forward to fincher's interpretation

Humour, where would we be without it? In Germany, probably
I Am The Walrus
The sequels were in fact made for TV. They got upgraded to theatrical release outside of Sweden.
[up] that explains the decline in quality and different pacing
Humour, where would we be without it? In Germany, probably
7 chreen2nd Mar 2011 02:21:44 PM from In Your Mind
Honestly, a Pragmatic Adaption seems nice, they could fix what's ihrenity (I have trouble with that word) wrong with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, or provide a new spin on the story.
It's metafiction about metafiction about metafiction.

More serious message:
Don't you wish you watch everything that happens in the wo
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Mystical Monkey Master
Daneal Creig is a good choice but i hope they don't fuck up lisbeth.
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Too bad they already did.
11 chreen4th Mar 2011 12:20:31 PM from In Your Mind
For the love of god, you haven't even seen the trailer! I have faith in Rooney Mara, as she's had a great performance as Erica in The Social Network, and even though she might have had a bad performance in A Nightmare on Elm Street [2010], it's the film's fault. A good actor gives better performances, based on the overall quality of the script & the directing (I call it the Nicholas Cage Principle. He's great in something like Adaptation., but awful in The Wicker Man [2006]. That's because The Wicker Man [2006] has lines of dialogue like "No! Not the bees!" so it would be awful, anyway the actor did it.).

Listen, I have fear that this film will not be so hot. It could be another Panic Room (one of Fincher's weaker efforts, somewhat killing the hot streak he had after Se7en & Fight Club) for David Fincher and All The King's Men [2006] (which was ancipated to be a Oscar nominee) & Hannibal (Zillian's weak follow up to The Silence of the Lambs) for Zillian, but can you not say "this movie is going to suck" when we haven't gotten a look at the trailer. I can expect some hostility, remakes of foreign films (to a extent) usually suck, but I expect some craft in this film.
It's metafiction about metafiction about metafiction.

More serious message:
Don't you wish you watch everything that happens in the wo
12 johnnyfog4th Mar 2011 12:38:07 PM from the Zocalo , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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The Swedish version was great, but I don't see any harm in an adaptation. The only memorable thing about it was Noomi Rapace. The second memorable thing was Noomi Rapace's gunship cannon tits.

I kid.

But anyway, it's mainly a character piece. I can tell you that the surrounding mystery is nothing you haven't seen before, and when the romance angle suddenly happened, I was rolling my eyes so hard they turned inward. But ehh, it was alight, it was nice. Lisbeth and Mikael are a sweet couple. So I give it a pass.

Actually, I wonder if Mara can (or will be allowed to) undergo such a radical physical transformation like her predecessor did.

edited 4th Mar '11 12:38:38 PM by johnnyfog

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13 chreen4th Mar 2011 12:40:15 PM from In Your Mind
I think Zillian will abridge parts of the novel, to make it more focused and direct.
It's metafiction about metafiction about metafiction.

More serious message:
Don't you wish you watch everything that happens in the wo
14 Jumpingzombie4th Mar 2011 02:38:33 PM from a hill in Washington
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^Honestly, that's what I think a good screenwriter should be doing. Yes, not keeping in stuff sucks. But, as long as there aren't horrible additions or very major plot points taken out, clipping out extraneous stuff from the original book can be a good thing for a film 1 1/2 to 2 hours or so long. Just as long as the screenwriter knows what he is doing.

I'm just waiting until actual trailers and stuff come out before I make a judgment.
"JZ doesn't like romance flicks. She likes bloodthirsty carnage." - Imipolex G
So what is Girl with the Dragon Tatoo about? I don't want to look it up on wikipedia cause it just has the full plot there, and imdb doesn't seem to give enough of a plot.
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I agree, we fuck up a lot of remakes & adaptations with the inexcusable American cinematic purposes. I was shamefully disappointed when "Let The Right One In" was adapted here in the US. I guess choosing Daniel Craig was alright, but their choice for Lisbeth, I just gave up hope. I wish them good luck with the filming, hope they prove me wrong.
18 Enzeru6th Apr 2011 05:03:10 AM from Orlando, FL χಠ♥
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Am I the only one that thought the title of this thread was referring to a live movie based around Rose?

edited 6th Apr '11 5:03:27 AM by Enzeru

19 Prowler6th Apr 2011 12:08:05 PM , Relationship Status: On the prowl
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[up] Yes. What's it like living in a hole for the past couple years? tongue

edited 6th Apr '11 12:08:20 PM by Prowler

20 Kerrah6th Apr 2011 12:13:58 PM from Helsinki, Finland
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The Swedish films are already out, and damn good in their own right. The remake is unnecessary.


If a movie is unwatchable to United Statesian audiences because the characters don't speak English, then the story is too good to waste on those idiots in any case.

edited 6th Apr '11 12:14:43 PM by Kerrah

Knowing is growing.
[up] I'm inclined to agree with you there.

Hollywood is out of ideas, they'll remake anything and everything these days.

edited 6th Apr '11 2:36:13 PM by ViralLamb

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Meh. I'll probably watch it because Lisbeth is sexy and badass and I enjoyed the books, but I don't know if Mara can compare to Rapace, although I agree she was good in her one scene in The Social Network. I agree that the American remake is unnecessary though, just like the remake of Let the Right One In. The American version wasn't bad (It featured Hit-girl), but it was not needed.
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23 HerrKman4th Jun 2011 08:22:46 PM from New New York
I've only seen the first film in the original Swedish series.

I was really underwhelmed when watching the film, but I viewed it late at night, not entirely attentive. I intend on watching it again to see if I can find it more enjoyable. I found the performances absolutely fantastic and the storyline intriguing, but poorly paced and the film being, overall, pretty dull. I've heard amazing praise of the books, so I plan on reading the first and, if I enjoy the first, the others.

I'll check out the remake for two main reasons: David Fincher's direction and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score.
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The trailer does not make it look good at all (it looks like an over-budgeted horror film with music video editing). Also, the posters make it look like a Twilight sequel.

Also, the lack of Lisabeth in the trailer is probably telling us something (that Rooney Mara was a bad choice after all).
25 HerrKman5th Jun 2011 10:47:35 AM from New New York
[up]I thought of Lisbeth's absence more as a classic, less-severe case of Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer.

Rooney Mara is still relatively unknown to mainstream American audiences, especially compared to her extremely well-know co-star, James Bon- Daniel Craig. I think it was just a marketing technique. I think Rooney Mara has potential to do well for her role. She did extraordinarily well in her two-three scenes in The Social Network. Now, I'm not saying that Mara's performance WILL be great, let alone anywhere near as terrific as Noomi Rapace's, but let's at least give the woman a chance.

edited 5th Jun '11 12:14:13 PM by HerrKman

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