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the girl with the dragon tattoo

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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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what did you all think of it?
i watched the american version last night with rooney mara. i really enjoyed it.
i think lisbeth salander might be one of my favorite characters. at least my fav female
all 3 swedish language films are on netflix and i am going to start those tonight.
those have noomi rapace.

i read a lot and own a lot of books but i am not big on fiction. my wife has the books so i am going to make an exception to my rule and dive into these books as well.

so, thoughts?
on the movies? on the lisbeth character?



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Salander is a world-class computer hacker. Under the name "Wasp", she becomes a prominent figure in the international hacker community, known as the Hacker Republic. She uses her computer skills as a means to earn a living, doing investigative work for Milton Security. She has an eidetic memory, and is skillful at concealing her identity, possessing passports in different names and physical disguises that she uses to travel undetected around Sweden and worldwide




Salander is highly introverted, asocial and has difficulty connecting to people and making friends. She is particularly hostile to men who abuse women, and takes special pleasure in exposing and punishing them...Nils Bjurman, describes her as "a sick, murderous, insane #ing person", while her one-time jailer Dr. Peter Teleborian describes her as "paranoid", "psychotic", "obsessive", "schizophrenic", and an "egomaniacal psychopath"




posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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You should read the books. Movies only scratch the surface. Very good books, but the movie was OK too.

Regards



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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Great books, great films. Im not much of a fan of the remake, but it didnt insult the original. Lisbeth is the ultimate bad ass, not a woman to mess with. The rape scenes were just horrible, made me feel very uneasy, and her pay-back with the face tattoo was funny as f#@k!. Lisbeth is probally one the strongest female characters in movies in the last decade.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

im going to start reading in a minute.
tell me though, do the books deal with lisbeth a great deal? or is the majority of it mikael



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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They feature equally from what remember, the following books do tell more of her background, and how became the way she is.a reply to: Grovit



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: Grovit
tell me though, do the books deal with lisbeth a great deal? or is the majority of it mikael


Both I think. Lisbeth is clearly an interesting character who had a pretty crap childhood which shaped her pathological mistrust of people and especially authority. Some of what she was seems to have parallels with autism of some kind, such as aspergers.

I think that Lisbeth was a complex character to portray and the movie tried, but the books did it really well. In the other two books of the trilogy, we really are able to see how Lisbeth works and that there is a chink of humanity behind the dispassionate façade.

Regards



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: billyvonhelvete
The rape scenes were just horrible, made me feel very uneasy, and her pay-back with the face tattoo was funny as f#@k!. :


Face tattoo?

Wasn't it a tummy tattoo of "I am a sex pervert" or something?

I prefer the books because they last longer.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Psynic

in the american version it was a belly tattoo that said
i am a rapist pig



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:20 AM
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I preferred the books.

Somehow the actress who played Lisbeth in the american version just didn't fit my imaginary image of her.
But all of the books were awesome and worth reading!



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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Yeah books were better, the change of tattoo location gave more effect and impact on the screen. Im gonna have to read the books again, already put them on my tablet, just got finish let the right one in.a reply to: Psynic



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
You should read the books. Movies only scratch the surface. Very good books, but the movie was OK too.

Regards



I'll back that up. The Millennium series is addictive reading.

RIP Stieg Larsson.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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Ive just been corrected, by a flying paperback!, i got it wrong, im thinking of a different film!, belly tattoo it is!!. My apologies to all!.a reply to: Grovit




posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: billyvonhelvete

was it a film called pray for rock and roll?
gina gershon and lori petty
that happens in that movie

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edit on 17-12-2014 by Grovit because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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That may be the one, i think this is gonna anoy me for days, until i can work out 100% what film i was thinking of!!. If you havent already seen it, check out let the right one in, also a great film, theres also a remake called let me in.a reply to: Grovit


edit on 17/12/14 by billyvonhelvete because: Crap spelling, probally more than one!



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

I think the American version was actually better. The Swedish version was unbalanced by the young woman's strong performance. She was magnificent but it was such a powerful performance that everything else was thrown out of whack. After all, films should be judged as a whole. I read the books and was not as impressed as many people. Far from being the pro-woman books many considered them to be, They seemed to me to be an excuse to wallow in violence against women. I'm sick of seeing women tortured and killed in films, too. It's reached the point where the rest of the film exists solely to justify that. It's violence porn.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: Tangerine

i think the american version was damn good but i must say i like the original a touch better.
i am almost done with it.

i think it flowed a bit better. i like the way she hooked up with mikael verses the english one.
both real good movies though.
gonna marathon the other 2 tonight.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 07:20 PM
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i jumped the gun in saying the original was only slightly better than the original

i just finished it and the original is far better...the english version left out a lot of little details

getting ready to start the girl who played with fire now



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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the girl who played with fire is even better

im loving these movies

for those with netflix, they have the millennium mini series on there.
from what i gather it is a different cut of the originals. all 3 broken up into 2 parts each with a total time of 540 mins
ive been reading reviews on it and theyre all great.
im going to watch the girl who kicked the hornets nest tomorrow and then probably watch the mini series to see what extra stuff is in there.

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anyone ever read any of the books with the character modesty blaise?
i got side tracked and came across her character and she seems cool as hell too.
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