Girl with Dragon Tattoo, again.

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    No 3 Now.

    First the book, hard work but excellent.

    Then the Swedish film, very good, captured the feel of the book but had to leave a lot out. Lisbeth was spot on accurate.

    Last night, the Hollywood version. Well I had expected a glitzy abomination glamorised for Yank consumption. I was very wrong. It was almost identical to the Swedish version but with different actors.

    Christopher Plummer put on one of his best performances.
    Daniel Craig was there for the name, no attempt at a Swedish accent, but a decent performance.

    Lisbeth was softened and rounded from the book and first film. If I hadn't seen the Swedish film I'd have said she made a very good stab at the book but the Swedish actress beat her.

    The big surprise was overt sex bordering on soft porn. Swedish films, sexy, right ? Wrong, Hollywood seems to have wanted an edge over Sweden so we got full on naked copulation ( that's shagging to you at the back ). Mr Bond did rather better than he normally does. Maybe he did this for no fee. I would.

    For what it's worth, in my humble opinion, based on the book, the Swedish film wins, just, but Hollywood came a very very close second. Photo finish.
     
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    On your recommendation, I'll go see it :thumb:
     
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    Im still halfway through the second book
    so shant watch anything till Ive finished them all .

    The books are quite complex so I wonder how the films will cope.

    Interesting to compare the Scandanavian versions of the Killing
    which was on tv..............to the American remade version.

    I preferred the subtitled original with it quirkier actors.
    Both were good though.

    barry
     
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    Barry, you are right to finish the books first, the films cannot do them justice, but they do have a good go:thumb:
     
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    Our local cinema is a real flee pit with seats to give you a bad back if did not have one, so I will have to wait for the DVD to come out.

    Doug...
     
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    I haven't seen the new one but I liked the way the Swedish films didn't use fabulously beautiful people to play the roles. Made it more realistic for me. I get really tired of reading books where the main characters are always tall, slim, handsome/beautiful, flawless people.
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: thanks for that :Rofl1::Rofl1: didn't know what you :Rofl1::Rofl1: were on about :Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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    That impressed me about the first one and strangely Hollywood did just the same.

    I am bewildered, good film and clone so close together.
     
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    Give me you opinion of her right nipple piercing. I could not make my mind up if it was real or fake.
     
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    I too thought the hollywood version would be crap, but from Brian's report and a write up in a paper it appears to be pretty good. The books are excellent, I have all three in epub and mobi (kindle) if anybody wants a copy.

    Ian
     
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    Maybe in the 3D version it will be more obvious:BigGrin:
     
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    Were going to see it at the beginning of next week. The problem now is that I'll be concentrating to much on Lisbeths right nipple.
    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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    Not hard, it's probably 3 foot across on screen.
     
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    I'm still half way through the third chapter of the first book......lost interest in it...too long winded at the beginning.
     
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    Come on John, dig in mate. Maybe if you really can't cope with the 1st 100 pages, watch the first film then start on the second book. Still though, you'd be better sticking with the book. :thumb:
     
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    possibly try again Jim.

    when i finish my current book.....Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

    its the first book in a series of four but is 'plot' chronologically the third book in the series.

    lonesome dove 1985.........set in 1870's

    streets of Laredo 1993.... set in 1890's

    dead mans walk 1995......set in 1840's

    comanche moon 1997......set in 1850's/60's
     
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    Havn't read a western since Gilman/Harknett's old Edge series. :BigGrin:

    Used to drink regularly in a bar with JT Edson, he wrote hundreds of westerns, never read one of his though, he was boring enough in real life so could never bring myself to open one. :Smile:
     
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    Brians critique of the books and film was very erudite and accurate. i have not seen the film, and I wont, the books and my imagination did Stig plenty of justice. I would say that once the TV companies wise up to the fact that Johnathon Ross is a boring, unintelligent, self serving, fawning waste of sperm, they should give Brian a shout.:Smile:
     
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    And I'm cheap.
     
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