#11 The Girl with The Dragon Tatoo

  

 
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Produced by Søren Stærmose
Screenplay by Nikolaj Arcel
Rasmus Heisterberg
Based on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by
Stieg Larsson
Starring Michael Nyqvist
Noomi Rapace
Music by Jacob Groth
Cinematography Eric Kress
Jens Fischer
Editing by Anne Østerud
Studio Yellow Bird

 

Okay.  I actually clapped during one scene.  I haven’t done that in years.  So invested and lost in the story that I unconsciously react to what I am experiencing.  This film blew me away! WOW!  It was intense, action-packed and introduced the most unique female character to grace the screen in a long time. 

The complete trilogy is good (The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) but the first one is the best and most impressionable.  

It is an action-mystery-thriller (and yes, it has subtitles–Hollywood version  is in production now–and I have high hopes–David Fincher directing? gotta be good–right?) and the story is fast paced and tight.   It does explore some dark places–so if you are queasy about that sort of thing, you may not like it. 

Yet, it is Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) who is phenomenal!   A Genius–tough as nails–wholly unconventional–and a punk!  She is an original–how refreshing! 

If you dare–you will not be sorry.  And who knows…you just might applaud. 

Resources: Wikipedia

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About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

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