The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Has anyone seen this Swedish adaptation film?
    Does it involve a kickass lesbian?
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    She's bi-sexual.

    It's a fantastic film; excellently acted and presented. The gruesome scenes were enough to leave me and my friends rather shell-shocked afterwards, so it really does leave a lasting effect. It covers a lot of themes and is a film where two opposite characters meet and grow close, which is the sort I enjoy.

    I'd definitely recommend the film.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    I agree with @Sparks, it's the first movie of a trilogy, the other two movies are The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.
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    Feb 12, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    Sparks saidShe's bi-sexual.

    It's a fantastic film; excellently acted and presented. The gruesome scenes were enough to leave me and my friends rather shell-shocked afterwards, so it really does leave a lasting effect. It covers a lot of themes and is a film where two opposite characters meet and grow close, which is the sort I enjoy.

    I'd definitely recommend the film.

    Yessir! Couldn't agree with you more!

    The 2nd film is also good. I haven't seen the 3rd yet, but I hear it's not as good as the first two... but I definitely recommend them. I hate that they are American-izing it. None of the actors will be as good as the others, I can almost guarantee.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    Yeah it's a great trilogy that's worth investing time in.
    The first two movies of the trilogy is really good. The third movie was ok, but definitely the weakest of the three. (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest)
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    I've almost finished reading the book (I am probably reading the last 40 pages or so before I go to bed tonight). I found it very hard to put down and would often read for a half hour or more longer than I plan just because I was so drawn in.

    There definitely are some disturbing parts but overall I feel it is well told and I recommend it. I am not sure about the movies but will probably see them sometime in the near future to see how much it lines up with the book.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    Hmm... just watched the second film and I agree that the dubbing is excrable. Gotta go with the subtitles.

    I know they need to incredibly condense a book to make a movie, but I think they left out a lot of the most interesting parts.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    First is fantastic, third is medium, haven't seen the second.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    OOps... Thought I was responding to one of the other threads on this book.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    Hollywood is remaking it and i have a feeling that it's going to suck!
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    I think Lisbeth Salander is suck a intriguing character, I have a soft spot for mysterious female characters that kickass.

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    Feb 12, 2011 9:32 AM GMT
    Mrfantastic saidHollywood is remaking it and i have a feeling that it's going to suck!


    Agreed. I believe most Hollywood remakes today usually suck. I think it's a rule of thumb.
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:57 AM GMT
    how can u tell the acting is great when theyre speaking a different language?
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    Feb 12, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    Yeah the original movie is a very emotional film (I haven't seen any remakes).
    It made me cry at the end. You probably lose a lot of that if you just read the sub-titles.
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    Feb 12, 2011 10:53 AM GMT
    The original title also conveys a lot more meaning than the English one.
    In Swedish: "Män som hatar kvinnor"=Men that hate women.
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    Feb 12, 2011 11:25 AM GMT
    I was just wondering - is this the series that in French is called the Millenium series?

    I saw Millenium 3 at the cinemas in Switzerland. It was Swedish language dubbed in French, I remember that a girl was attacked, ended up in hospital. There was a trial, she was exonerated of her charges. Then the man who had put her in hospital chased her and tried to kill her again in a warehouse.

    The film was quite tense, but the whole hospital + trial story made for a movie in which not much happened.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Yeah, it is the Millennium Trilogy. Millennium is the name of the magazine at which the male lead works. I've read the first two books, seen the first two movies (Sweedish, with subtitles) and I'm reading the 3rd book. I love the way Larsson writes them! They're so gripping and intense! The movies are pretty good as well - the acting is great (even though I don't speak Sweedish) but they leave out a lot of the detail present in the book. That's to be expected, though, for a film adaptation. I loved both!
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    A great trilogy. Definitely invest time to watch them. Lisbeth Salander -- amazing character.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    Read the first two and just starting th 3rd in the trilogy: the girl who kicked the hornets nest. The first two were very hard to put down, great books if you get a chance to read them.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    You gotta watch the last one.


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    All three movies are great.
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    Feb 12, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    The film doesn't do justice to book, but I've heard the miniseries is much better.
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    Feb 12, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    I keep hearing about the book. I think I am actually going to read it now since I've heard so many good things about it