Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Laurie and I got the chance to see this Hollywood film adaptation of Swedish mystery writer Stieg Larsson's incredibly popular book.

Mike and Susan D'Antuono got us started on Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" just before we moved to Hässleholm, Sweden for seven months back in 2010. It was our first small step into the fascinating noir world of Scandinavian crime/mystery writers like Larsson, Mankell, Hoeg and Nesbø.

Personally, we loved this movie and I highly recommend it to you. Overall, it was very faithful to the book and really captured the mood of Larsson's tome. The casting was superb with newcomer Rooney Mara doing an incredible job as Lisbeth Salander.

That being said, if you haven't read the book, lived in Sweden for seven month's, gotten to know the stark beauty of the Swedish landscape as well as the warmth of the Swedish people, then maybe this film will not be as well received by you as it was by us.

Still . . .

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