The release sold 644,000 copies in its first week, in third place behind and. Breathing new life into the Girl franchise is one way for Sony to save face after an incredibly tough few years. Archived from on July 20, 2013. Bonus features include a commentary from Fincher, featurettes on Blomkvist, Salander, the sets and locations, etc. It does help that it is fairly superficial as a story when you boil it down to its basics, but it is presented with a lot going on and a sense of danger and darkness that I enjoyed. After discussing with Fincher the varying soundscapes and emotions, the duo spent six weeks composing. The film's debut figures fell below media expectations.
Vanger believes that Harriet was killed by a member of his own family. He's really the nicest old guy in the whole book. Lagercrantz to publish two more Millennium books in 2017 and 2019. They probably had vacuum tubes in them, really old technology. A promotional campaign commenced thereafter, including a Lisbeth Salander-inspired collection, designed by Trish Summerville for. He was filming at this time last year and assembling rough edits of scenes to see what it feels like, and he was inserting our music at that point, rather than using temp music, which is how it usually takes place, apparently. Most every time it takes this long to get all the ducks in a row, the finished product ends up a disappointment.
Disgraced financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist Daniel Craig finds a chance to redeem his honor after being hired by wealthy Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger Christopher Plummer to solve the 40-year-old murder of Vanger's niece, Harriet. I was fortunate to come to the cast without the need to compare with the original having never seen it and perhaps I liked them more for this. It was a lesson we learned pretty quickly of, 'Everything is in flux, and approach it as such. Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life. Blomkvist explores the island and interviews members of the Vanger family, and uncovers a notebook containing a list of names and numbers.
Archived from on January 1, 2012. Like I have already noted this is a much different presentation as compared with American filmed crime thrillers. It took the company a few months to obtain the rights to the novel, while recruiting Zaillian and David Fincher. She reveals to Palmgren that she has made a friend and is happy. I had been told that the film was hard to follow and I agreed with Blomkvist when he comments to Vanger that he will struggle with all the names, but the latter was correct when he says soon enough you'll know them.
And if this film becomes a blockbuster success that spawns numerous sequels? The cast, the cinematography and the direction create a sense of darkness and danger that is effective at taking the viewer along. By December, two major developments occurred for the project: , who had recently completed the script for 2011 , became the screenwriter, while producer finalized a partnership allocating full copyrights to Sony. There were plans for a sequel with the same core cast, but after years of development, nothing came to fruition. Mara is a revelation, and the film's daunting 160-minute runtime breezes by thanks to one heart-racing scene after the next. Salander's tattoos, such as her phoenix and dragon tattoos, were incorporated. The principal characterizations are quite well suited by the cast who fit naturally in the roles they play with great realism.
Sony's target demographics were men and women over the age of 25 and 17—34. Fincher, while fond of the actress' youthful appearance, found it difficult at first to mold her to match Salander's antisocial demeanor, which was a vast contrast from her earlier role as the submissive Erica. Dark and tough to watch at times, but a triumph all around. There's a lot right about the book, but that part, I thought we could do it a different way, and it could be a nice surprise for the people that have read it. Fincher stated that he sees title sequences as an opportunity to set the stage for the film, or to get an audience to let go of its preconceptions. In one instance, Blomkvist is strangled by strips of newspaper, a metaphor for the establishment squelching his exposes.
Films stuck in development hell for years rarely come out the other end a polished, well-made product. Event occurs at 0:45-1:04 and 1:39-1:45. Mara went through multiple changes in her appearance to become Salander. The following year, was announced by Sony as director, as well as co-screenwriter with and Jay Basu. What thrills them is slightly different.
After several false starts, it appears Lisbeth Salander is finally returning to the big screen. Rooney Mara , and things seem to be in a general state of disarray concerning future movies. I was just wondering what 350 pages Zaillian would get rid of. The music score also adds quite a bit of ominous darkness. Filming also took place in the United Kingdom and the United States. Archived from on September 21, 2013.
Archived from on February 28, 2012. This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist , as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. Overall Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a solidly engaging mystery that is a little bit too long but mostly unfolds well thanks to strong delivery in the superficial aspects. Old Vanger has a nice straight line, and he gets his wish. And David would go 'More Tandy', until we ended up with something that looked like we glued a bunch of computer parts found at a junkyard together.