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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Redux

Went and saw the Fincher movie on News Years Day.  I’ve read the books, and see the Swedish, dubbed version of the film so it was going to be a real test if a nearly 3 hour movie of something I was already well acquainted with was going to hold my interest.

Amazing what a great director and a good script and terrific cast can do.  I didn’t get bored once, and I was pleased to see that the screenwriter, Steve Zaillian, fixed the ending.  In the book there were these two endings — the cousin in England and the woman in Australia.  Zaillian knew that the woman in England needed to be the lost niece.

I admit that the eye candy didn’t hurt.  There was a moment where we see Daniel Craig in his jockey shorts and every woman in the theater took a deep breath.

Fincher beautifully evoked this sense of isolation and a coldest of spirit and heart as well as climate with his visuals.  The editing is tremendously powerful, and a real primer on how to cut from scene to scene.  I also really liked the music.  It was dark and primal and very powerful.  I thought Rooney Mara did a great job with Salander.  She didn’t try to make her sympathetic at all — she’s violent and crazy and brilliant and that came across very well.

I liked the film.  I think it’s worth seeing.  Next up War Horse and Tinker Tailor.  Hope to see them both this weekend.

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