The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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I finally, finally got around to watching this last night on Netflix (yes, I finally figured out how to use our Netflix - I am techno-impaired!). I loved the books; they were given to me last year when I was recovering from spinal surgery. They are not in my reading "norm" but I was hooked. The violence was disturbing but the characters were so human, so believable, to me anyway.

Hubby was distressed that the movie was in Swedish with English subtitles. It didn't bother me except I could not knit and keep up with what was going on. I cannot wait to watch the next 2!
there's an america version. i have read the first two books. havnet gotten aroung to the movies yet.
I wanted to see the Swedish version. I, perhaps wrongly, assumed they'd stick more to the story than Hollywood would. American versions sometimes seem to be a dumbed-down and at the same time, prettied up version of books, which I don't care for. I will watch the US version later most likely but I don't think it will be in the same league as the original.

The 3rd book left me really wanting more books!!! The original plan was for 10 but the authored died
i heard the movies were good, but not as good as the books.

I didnt know the author died!!! i havent gotten to the third book yet. got to busy, but as soon as i hvae the time i will. the second one blew my mind!
The books were better than the movies, though the movie(s) were good too. There is just so much in the books it couldn't all be put into the movies. I do think reading the books makes you understand more of what is going on and actually recommend reading them before watching the movies.
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the Swedish version is great. I will say, though, that they did a really good job with the American version. I was sure it'd be Americanized with more car chases or dumbed down a bit or something but it wasn't. I was impressed.


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I've read all 3 books (twice!) and watched the 3 Swedish movies and the 1st American movie (the other 2 haven't been released yet...or even filmed yet!) All were really excellent. The Swedish movies were fantastic, and I thought the American movie couldn't possibly be as good. But it is. The American movie focuses on slightly different things than the Swedish ones. They both follow the books fairly closely, but there is room for artistic interpretation. The actors who played Lisbeth both did a fantastic, yet very different, job of portraying an intense character.

At this point...it's been 2 years since the American 1st movie was made, so I'm losing hope that the other 2 will ever come out. It won't be until 2014 or later, I hear.
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At this point...it's been 2 years since the American 1st movie was made, so I'm losing hope that the other 2 will ever come out. It won't be until 2014 or later, I hear.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Uh oh! Hollywood is fickle! I hope they do not forget to produce the whole trilogy.
I loved the Swedish version of all three but especially the first one. It is probably one of my all time favorite movies. Some of the scenery alone was spellbinding to me.
I love movies with subtitles so much more than when they are dubbed. I like hearing the real actors' voices in their own language. Life is Beautiful wouldn't have been a fraction as wonderful if it were dubbed.
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I loved the Swedish version of all three but especially the first one. It is probably one of my all time favorite movies. Some of the scenery alone was spellbinding to me.
I love movies with subtitles so much more than when they are dubbed. I like hearing the real actors' voices in their own language. Life is Beautiful wouldn't have been a fraction as wonderful if it were dubbed.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Thats because they usually get the worst voice actors ever! UGG!!
the Swedish version is great. I will say, though, that they did a really good job with the American version. I was sure it'd be Americanized with more car chases or dumbed down a bit or something but it wasn't. I was impressed.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
This is exactly what I thought too. I was afraid of disappointment, so I watched the Swedish one first. And I liked it. Then I watched the American one and I was impressed with it too.
i read the book and can confirm that the American version followed the story very closely and was quite excellent.
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I'm part way through the third book and waiting to see the movies till its done.

Are the subtitles hard to follow? With some movies, I tend to zone out or watch the movie too much and forget to read!
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Are the subtitles hard to follow? With some movies, I tend to zone out or watch the movie too much and forget to read!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian


I don't think so. I love watching subtitled foreign films. Once you get into the rhythmn of the film, you almost forget you're reading the words. It just all becomes part of the experience.
Are the subtitles hard to follow? With some movies, I tend to zone out or watch the movie too much and forget to read!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian


I don't think so. I love watching subtitled foreign films. Once you get into the rhythmn of the film, you almost forget you're reading the words. It just all becomes part of the experience.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Definitely. And sometimes when I think back on the movie I think, "That was subtitled? I don't remember that!"
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I have now seen all 3 Swedish films. I was on the edge of my seat even though I knew what the outcome was!

I love these books and films! I forgot I was reading subtitles too. It just flowed well.
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I haven't got around to watching the other Swedish movies (haven't had time when I can sit and follow the subtitles) but I'm very much looking forward to watching them this coming week when I'm on vacation!!
I loved the movies.... The original Swedish movies, that is.... I can't imagine anyone other than Noomi Rapace playing Lisbeth.

Just to see how bad it was, my guy and I put on the dubbed, English voices for a bit (after we saw the movies) and they cracked us up....awful!

On a side note, I just wanted to say that even though I hardly post on these boards, JeepCurlyGirl: I enjoy your posts and like your attitude!
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