I found this great comparison done by a blogger looking at the differences between the book series, the original Swedish film and the newly released American remake. As someone who has seen both, I agree with alot of it. All in all, I really liked David Fincher’s take on the film which I thought overall was a better movie, but still question the necessity of a remake so early since the conclusion of the original series.
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If you saw the David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo like I did, you saw this great shirt worn by Lisbeth. Gotta say, I would love to sport that on certain days. Interestingly, this is a quote from the movie Blue Velvet.
We all can agree that David Fincher is a genius but he isn’t the only one who is instrumental in bringing some of the best films to the screen. Fincher along with his Oscar-winning editing team Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall (The Social Network) discuss how they complied a four minute sequence for the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
So excited for this I can’t stand it. This is my favorite story in the Millennium trilogy so I’m patiently (or not so patiently) waiting to see David Fincher’s spin on it. I didn’t read the EW review because I want to judge for myself but I did see it got an “A”. Owen Gleiberman of EW is one of the movie critics I trust so I think this will be a great one.
You’re killing me. I hear that you have greenlit a remake of your 2000 film “American Psycho”, starring Christian Bale. Why? Why? Why? I really don’t understand how you feel you can improve on this cult classic that perfectly explored the satire and psychology of a wealthy Wall Street banker who is secretly a deranged killer. Did ‘Occupy Wall Street’ have anything to do with this? Sure, David Fincher’s protege Noble Jones will write and direct but it’s not like David Fincher is writing and directing (re: my approval of the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” remake). Apparently you feel that there automatically more story to be told if it is set in present-day. I beg to differ; after all it was set in the 80s for a reason (which I don’t feel I should have to explain to you). There seems to be some sort of thinking going around in big studios that movies between 10-25 years old get lost in some sort of time warp, and no one can access them. Therefore, it becomes necessary to not only remake them but also update them because the new generation will never understand a time without smartphones and Facebook. So instead of cultivating movie cult history for future generations, you want to replace it with a potentially inferior version when, the last time I checked, Netflix had the original to add to my queue. Sure, the original only made $15 million at the US box office, but why not refrain from attempting to capitalize on the legacy of the original and come up with some new movie ideas instead? Just say no. That is all.
Love this. I’m a fan of the book and the original Swedish film. I will also be one of the first in line to see David Fincher’s film version. The character of Lisbeth certainly was written to have her own style, and I’m glad that the costume designer on the American remake is bringing her fashion vision to H&M. I will surely pick up a few pieces from this collection.