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Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Rooney Mara has won the lead role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Sony announced in a press release today that the actress, who’s the younger sister of Kate Mara, will play Lisbeth Salander and star opposite Daniel Craig in the American adaptation of the film series. Shooting begins next month in Sweden!

Rooney appeared in Youth in Revolt and the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street – she’ll also hit the screen this fall in The Social Network.

Director David Fincher went on a hunt all through Hollywood to find the perfect girl for the role, considering high profile actresses but ended up choosing Rooney, who he’d worked with on The Social Network!

Congrats, Rooney!!

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  • Guinness
  • Guinness

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morris-ruskin/rooney-mara-is-the-girl-w_b_688234.html

    whoa—this is gooood. The last sentence. she will have to have some serious internal conversations thru those red carpet times with Dan around her and Dan holding her shoulder (hahahaha-cuz he doesn’t hold the waist–I would PUT my hand there if he didnt, in fact, i do do that to my dan) for pictures like he does and yeah, I am sure she will feel bad when everyone tells her she didn’t make a trillion dollars for everyone-just a couple quadmillion. whtevr. but still, I feel like I wrote this article! same feeling about Micheal Keaton!!! and……. yep–its all about money, and you can’t get any vids at a vid store–online, UPS delivery or at walmart with the red box!!!! wow.

  • Mendel

    to JCraig

    “The first film failed to create major relationships and focused too much on the murder mystery. Noomi was too big and too hard looking. Lisbeth Salander is supposed to be tiny- 4 foot tall and vulnerable. There was nothing vulnerable or tiny about Noomi. And all of the actors looked too old. The swedish guy playing Blomkvist is hardly attractive- why would women swoon for him (as they do in the books) he’s so dorky.”

    Thanks for giving us a different angle on the original. I also imagine Lisbeth to look tiny and also very young – that’s why people either overlook her or think she’s a victim.

    Hi Guinness

    thanks for all the links!

    “now, rip it apart mendel”

    I am too sleepy to do much damage ;) But here we go:

    “he is not one of the “men who hate women”, unless that is why he sleeps with all of them as if they were his tools.”

    He doesn’t really seduce though, he is seduced by both Lisbeth and Celia – and I bet Erika is also the dominant one… I get the feeling, women come on to him and he’s like ‘er…yeah…alright then..’

    “he doesn’t get angry and tantrum when the injustice of it all hits his source of income”

    I got the impression he was seething inside though…and he takes revenge (his book at the end) – just in a more acceptable (and legal) ways than Lisbeth

    “he is a loner. he doesn’t attach to anyone”

    True. He isn’t an obvious loner, but he is. This might come with the job though, but he doesn’t even have much contact to his daughter.

    “he just isnt’ too dynamic … he is complacent”

    Yes, but then again he can be impulsive and reckless – for instance when he goes to the house where he nearly ends up dead (I don’t want to spoil this for anybody who hasn’t read the books, but I think you know what I mean)

    I might come up with more after a good night’s sleep!

  • guinness

    ok. i didnt get thru the book yet, so I am glad to find that he does have other revealing scenes…didn’t know about the daughter. hhmm. and i still think the bedding…I dont’ agree with him getting “seduced” by the women. maybe i need to read that part again. :) !!!!!!!
    i will read more of the first book and give my opinion again because my thoughts change about it…. i talk with hubby and others who have read it… my friend told me the other day that she “loved this movie”…..and she thought i would love it….lo and behold—it was the dragon tatoo. My friend especially loved the part where liz jumped in, got on top, did her thing, then she was done and left—just like what a man would do…. ha. sorry. sexism is part of me.. .love me or hate me!

    be safe and have fun out there!!! ~G

  • The Sweeney

    Ray Winstone and Daniel Craig the new Regan and Carter?

    By Paul Cole on Aug 21, 10 01:21 PM

    Hot news is that the movie version of cult TV cop caper The Sweeney is back on.
    And the dream team to play Regan and Carter is Ray Winstone and Daniel Craig.
    The original roles, of course, were taken by the late John Thaw and Denis Waterman.
    Writer and director Nick Love has been trying to get the movie motoring for years but there have been wrangles over the rights.
    Now Vertigo Films has taken the driving seat, and Love is writing a fresh draft of the script.
    You’re nicked, my son.
    And a reminder of classic genius on the next page …

  • The Sweeney
  • Fio

    I’m devouring ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ today. As for Sweeney, if it’s true, Daniel will surely hurt his health!

  • to Fio

    why should Sweeny hurt his health??? I see much more danger for his health in smoking 40 cigarettes a day as Blomqvist.

  • LA TIMES

    ‘Road to Perdition,’ the best comic-book movie without capes, hits Blu-ray

    Ask most moviegoers to name a comic-book movie and they’ll say “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” or maybe one of the “Spider-Man” films, but the sector goes far beyond the superhero fare — just consider the jarringly eclectic film festival you could organize with comics adaptations like “Persepolis,” “Ghostworld,” “Akira,” “Sin City,” “300,” “History of Violence,” “Men in Black,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “American Splendor” and “30 Days of Night.”

    The best of the no-cape comics adaptations? Here’s a vote for “Road to Perdition,” the 2002 crime masterpiece that has just arrived on Blu-ray for the first time and looks fantastic in the format. The movie presents a grim tribal tale of fathers and sons in the Irish gangland of Depression-era Chicago and the cast is outstanding.

    Two cinema titans, Paul Newman and Tom Hanks, are studies in restraint and emotional simmer and there is plenty of talent around them with Tyler Hoechlin, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law in a truly memorable turn as soicopathic hit man who sells photos of his own crime scenes, a brilliant mash-up of Frank Nitti and Weegee.

    The late Conrad L. Hall won a richly deserved Oscar as the film’s director of photography but the film was MIA in the best picture category which was a mystery to me at the time and, with the clarity of Blu-ray hindsight, seems like a travesty.

    It was the final feature film appearance by Newman (he would, however, do the voice work in “Cars” a few years later) and that makes it even more evocative to revisit. That goes beyond the audience; last week I visited the New Mexico set of “Cowboys and Aliens” (yes, another non-cape comic-book adaption) and had a chance to sit down with Craig for a long chat.

    As he rolled tobacco in the shade, the subject turned to “Perdition” and he immediately mentioned Newman.

    “I’d like to see it again,” Craig said. “That for me was an incredible experience, working with Newman and Connie Hall. It was quite emotional on set actually. Connie and he had worked together forever. They had been through a lot. Newman had one foot in that old movie star era and one foot in the sort of modern era. He straddled it. He was a pure movie star in every sense of the world but he was a great, great actor.”

    Craig is working with Harrison Ford on “Cowboys and Aliens” and he said the first day on the set reminded him of working with Newman.

    “There’s that thing — what do you do if you walk into the room and a hero of yours is standing there and you have to work with them? With Newman, it was great to see he was going through all the angst and worries that an actor goes through. Was it going to be good? How is it going to work? He was what, 76, when he made it? Christ, if I can make it that far and still be as excited about working as he was — I will be very happy. He made a lot of good choices in life.”
    I mentioned that “Perdition” was based on a comic book and Craig blinked before he spoke. “You can steal stories from anywhere — steal without prejudice. That’s true that it was a comic book, I actually had forgotten that.”

    It’s easy to forget. When the film was first released Dreamworks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox discouraged any prominent mention that the movie was an adaptation of a graphic novel. The decision was made that the comics heritage might run at odds with the eventual Oscar campaign.

    Max Allan Collins, the great pulp-spirited author of the “Perdition” graphic novel, says it’s amazing how the Hollywood view of the source material has changed in just eight years. “I certainly understood at the time but it is nice to see how the perception has changed and the fact that the book and I are prominent in the Blu-ray bonus features.”

    Here’s a bit from that bonus material:

    When “Perdition” came out some critics found it too frosty or emotionally remote. Roger Ebert, for instance, wrote in his review: “After I saw ‘Road to Perdition,’ I knew I admired it, but I didn’t know if I liked it. I am still not sure. It is cold and holds us outside. Yes, there is the love of Hanks for his son, but how sadly he is forced to express it.” It’s a valid point, to be sure, but for me watching the bottled emotions underscored the time and setting — these were men who kept their feelings under lock and key and searched each other’s eyes for weakness. It was a cold world of hard choices and the road to “Perdition” is a journey worth taking again.

    – Geoff Boucher

  • LA TIMES
  • dandy-babe

    Where is an interview in which Fincher talks about Dragon Tattoo, actress and release?
    It was wise from me I advised to read la times but now I have that feeling to read Daily Mail.
    As I read many opinions about Rooney as Salander so most of fans don’t welcome her greatly, doubt or don’t buy her as Salander and the rest of them “give her a chance.”
    So no one is 100% convinced about her?

    If Rapace gets a part in Mission Impossible 4 so she can come to the Czech Republic with Cruise who plans shooting in Prague. He made his first Mission Impossible in Czech so it’d be for the second time if he appeared again here. Now he is negotiating with Stillking Films who served there when Casino Royale set arrived to Czech.

    The movie Golden Compass should be originally made in Czech too but for a certain reason (tax relief) it failed.

  • dandy-babe

    Fincher, come to make Dragon Tattoo to Czech too!
    I want to see Dan and also Rapace and Cruise in Prague!

  • youtube

    “What a beautiful woman. Much better looking than the American Salander.”

    “She has the hottest rack and the most beautiful face. Waaay better than the American Salander!!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cAu9cur7qw&feature=related

  • Fio

    They have finished filming in NM? Obviously, Favreau was conspicuous than Daniel. lol

    http://twitter.com/Fishhead23
    Live updates from the Cowboys and Aliens wrap party, yes or no?
    —-
    So, just ended up back to back with Favreau at the bar while he talked to Daniel Craig.
    —-
    First song out of Favreau’s DJing, Play that funky music white boy

    http://twitter.com/nuwisha
    Currently getting paid to listen to Jon Favreau dj…. Also shook hands with James freaking Bond…

  • guinness

    nice posts people!!! ah, did that one interviewer say Dan was rolling tobacco? He is getting ready to play mikael? jhc i wanted a cig while i watched noomi—she smoked in every scene!!!

    LA times interview was a good story. and wow,,, that musta been an incredible experience with tom and paul. Why does this not get mentioned when people are slighting Dan…he has worked with the top of his profession, his resume is outstanding..HE is outstanding. his true fans know!!! aaahhhhhhh.

    and that twitter guy–soooo luckhheeee. and fun. James freaking Bond. I think if i met him in a bar—-and i have said this before, what would i say… if i EVER meet the man with mine own eyeballs, i would ask to buy him a beer… or just give him one. (unopened so he doesn’t think i put any “rhoofies” in there to take advantage of him!!!). soooo, thank you dan.

    ok. enuff goofy fan-aticism here…. you been a bad Mendel last night?did you wear golashes? or babushka? any money left? no gaol is good too. and Mikael is still evolving for me in the book…i just his daughter–that was pretty quick. why was she even in the book? to find the bible? how else is he going to use her? maybe later.

  • Daniel is Hot

    I think I will start reading Dragon Tattoo again, as I am sure I missed things the first time around. I think women just find Mikael so attractive they seduce him. That is why Daniel is such a good fit in this role.

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    you been a bad Mendel last night? … any money left?

    Erm…ugh…I’ll have to be a good Mendel until the end of the month…

    to ‘to Fio’

    “I see much more danger for his health in smoking 40 cigarettes a day as Blomqvist.”

    LOL! And all the coffee he will have to drink, no proper home cooking, and the amount of liver pate with pickled gherkins he’ll have to eat…

    to Fio

    thanks for the Twitter finds! So C&A has wrapped! Onto the next project then, Dan…

    to Guinness

    “I think if i met him in a bar—-and i have said this before, what would i say… if i EVER meet the man with mine own eyeballs, i would ask to buy him a beer… or just give him one”

    Right there and then…? *grin*

    “why was she even in the book? to find the bible?”

    Yes, also in a way she helped Mikael getting into the mind of Harriet who was the same age when she disappeared. I think the similarities
    (same age, being religious) made him think more how a sixteen year old girl would think and act

    to DiH

    “I think women just find Mikael so attractive they seduce him. That is why Daniel is such a good fit in this role.”

    True…but I also think that Mikael doesn’t come across as threatening or having this male-predatory-aggressiveness. He’s attractive, but relaxed, he doesn’t immediately pounce on women, so that somehow makes women pounce on him…

  • guinness

    Hi! And I need to read the second book first before I reread the first–but do share your thoughts again DIH…ah, I think the sweede movie may creep into my ideas–I was afraid of that. I wasn;t seduced by the sweedish mikael. but then when “sexxy” parts of the book come along–i visualize Dan. funny. Hubby said Mikael was nondescript, and he really didn’t seduce anyone–he happened to be lucky, so ok. I guess it is what one defines as seducing another. Like foreplay–diff people have diff ideas of it…hmm. (wow, that may indicate why me & hubby are togeth.)

    damn Mendel–you are lucky the end of the month is soooooon!!! are ya goin’ to Sweeden on the next month’s salary? wow, you have to have priorities!!!

    and I would definitely give him more than one…. nice catch.

    yummmm pouncing. pounce. and yes, you have an interesting point… the quiet ones still get as much bedding as loud, confident men..just because us women attract to the quiet, descreetly smoldering hotness. but Mikael doesnt know that–I think he thinks he just gets lucky, and if he doesn’t he could go home and go to sleep just as well. But somehow, i think Dan KNOWS his hotness and uses it…. oh yeah. (though-I like him when he playing his quietness) oooo-sweet dan dreams!

  • Fio

    to to Fio
    lol
    Yeah, I just worried about his tight schedule.

    Translator Steve Murray is disappointed at Rooney. SONY didn’t like Rooney according to the source of dailymail. However, Fincher persuaded them. (take note: dailymail!)

  • DtM

    Daniel’s schedule is very tight…he should start shooting at Universal Studios in LA in a couple of days to finish off C&A which could take up to a month. Then there is 2 weeks of reshoots on Dream House in Toronto starting 27th Sept and in the meantime Fincher wanted to start shooting Dragon Tatt in Stockholm in Sept also…maybe he will start on scenes that won’t involve DC.
    He is certainly working his perfectly formed ass off!

    In the meantime I think we need a little DC light relief…

    At Last…

    http://www.lebenformen.com/uncategorized/daniel-craig-at-last/

    The Mother

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaSKnlqtsNM

  • Guinness-HOT OR NOT

    hey! I can’t watch The Mother without squishing my face. But thanks DTM. Delish scenes—-sooooo emotional and great acting. I would be nervous to be Sats he acts so good!!!

    Hot or not:
    (ahhhhh-yeah!!!kinda.)
    http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo129/iluvguinness/daniel-craig-shaved-head-04-1-1-1.jpg

  • hey

    Translator Steve Murray is disappointed at Rooney. SONY didn’t like Rooney according to the source of dailymail. However, Fincher persuaded them. (take note: dailymail!)
    ——————————————
    (:-

  • hey

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1305041/Too-soft-Salander-Translators-attack-Hollywoods-new-Dragon-Tattoo-actress.html

    I think they will not start shooting next month for some reasons
    and Mara will do like the first swedish actress who almost won a part but then came the better one, Rapace.
    Mara will be replaced as Fincher will discover a photo of the second actress…

  • hey

    I said before I am disappointed that they picked up Rooney Mara!
    I also said this:
    “as for soft, cute Rooney, she is a mile away from my vision about Lisbeth who looks more like Yo-Landi who served as a temple in Finchers head.”

    Steve Murray said:
    ‘I’m a bit disappointed. I think Rooney Mara looks a bit soft.
    ‘I’ve seen pictures of her on the internet and she doesn’t look ­anything like the picture I had of Salander in my head. She needs to do some working out if she’s going to play the part. She is just not buff enough at the moment. I must say I am disappointed.’

    Now I say, Fincher will yet find the better and more right actress like it had happened to Oplev, with the first adept and then Rapace.
    We can expect news about 007 in two months, read a newspapers Sunday…..

  • to 122

    Cobbler, stick to your last! That’s why Murray is a translator and neither a director nor the boss of a castig agengy.

  • to 125

    Murray is a translator but very right, it was a polite opinion from him…..
    hm, SONY and others and I thought the same, hmmmm….
    one day, Fincher finds someone better, and he, the studio and fans will be satisfied like was the Swedish film team and an audience proud of Noomi Rapace.

  • to 126

    Once upon a time……do you believe the crap you are writing smart head?

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “damn Mendel–you are lucky the end of the month is soooooon!!! are ya goin’ to Sweeden on the next month’s salary? wow, you have to have priorities!!!”

    I’d love to :) But no, poor Mendel has to work…unfortunately…

    “somehow, i think Dan KNOWS his hotness and uses it…. oh yeah.”

    Oh absolutely he does! The way he moves, or swaggers ;), it just screams sexyness…

    to DtM

    thanks for the light Dan relief! Just what a girl needs on a Monday night! Why is it getting so hot in here??? *grin*

    “Daniel’s schedule is very tight…then there is 2 weeks of reshoots on Dream House in Toronto starting 27th Sept and in the meantime Fincher wanted to start shooting Dragon Tatt in Stockholm in Sept also…maybe he will start on scenes that won’t involve DC.
    He is certainly working his perfectly formed ass off!”

    I hope he’s not working it off too much – then his denims will be sagging! But yes, I guess they might start on the scenes with Lisbeth where they don’t need Dan.

    to Guinness

    that black beard is a riot, lol.

    to ‘to 122′

    “Cobbler, stick to your last! That’s why Murray is a translator and neither a director nor the boss of a castig agengy.”

    LOL! That’s true. But even as a translator, he must know that Lisbeth is not buff looking:

    “Steve Murray said:
    ‘She needs to do some working out if she’s going to play the part. She is just not buff enough at the moment.’ ”

    Lisbeth doesn’t look buff. She looks like a skinny teenager and people generally ignore her. She is tough, but not buff.

  • guinness

    ah..correct…you must have a photographic memory.–”people ignore her.” anorexic, not buff. small-91 pounds, not tall. but eats like she is starving–maybe just a very high metabolism. because she smokes? she is just driven. why can’t that be the reason. AND i resent the fact the author really misused or missed the definition of Autism and Asperger’s… he didnt have to mention it…he was lacking words for describing her? . Interesting that it may bring up “issues” if the movies are presented this way in Hollywood. If anyone not fully described it is Mikael… he just seems boring next to Liz, or just low key concerned person about society and friends in the magazine. ~night, hate mondays.

  • Daniel is Hot

    Let’s hope there is more “meat” in Mikael’s role, as Daniel deserves it. But then maybe he does not want to be centre stage all the time to give himself a rest. But we want him centre stage and to see his perfectly formed butt a few times (like in the Mother) hot hot!
    Off to have DC dreams.

  • Exceptional

    to 127,
    the first ones who didn’t believe in that Mara is the good choice for Salander was the studio Sony , then fans said that they don’t buy Mara as Salander and now the the translator Murray doubts too whether Mara is the right one for a part.

    At any moment………..in Hollywood is each actress replaced by someone else. there are too many arguments against R. Mara, she must be replaced by a better actress.
    That is exceptional when the studio’s and book translator’s opinion agrees with public opinion.

    But, the one who knows Salander in full details is Larsson’s gf Eva Gabrielsson who surely helped Stieg with the books and told him how women act and think. Another woman helped him too, his niece, who inspired him to describe Salander.
    that is why he could write well about Lisbeth.

    Now after revelation Sony was not sure to hire Mara and Fincher had to persuade them, a translator said what he thinks of Mara so I would be pleased to hear Eva Gabrielsson’s opinion about Mara too!
    …………………
    by the way, Salander is skinny but also has some muscles for fight.
    I know people who are skinny and have pretty muscles. Mara needs to do hard training to be looking sportingly and boyishly.

  • Guinness

    Hi DIH! Yes, and let us see more of the bod that the book shows us–he is always nekkid and bedding women. I hated the end in the first book. (I dont’ want to not like Robin–but she is gonna be great!) And like I said before–he can take them or leave them…even one he is “enamored” by? whatever. Dan is gonna play a womanizer, a driven journalist, a poopy dad, a leader, a wishy washy traveler, and just a happy go lucky guy afraid of commitment. wonderful.

    hey–dtm–thank you for his schedule… he is gonna be up by me again!!!! yeeee haw cowgurl! maybe a little leaf-peeping? or Guinness peeping? (hi mendel)

  • DtM

    Hi all…mmmm Lisbeth is certainly a complex character full of contradictions.
    Tiny but powerful. Poor at school but highly inteligent.
    Insecure but dresses in a way to attract attention.
    As a child she felt alienated. An oddball. A square peg trying to fit in a round hole. Is she a product purely from her horredous upbringing?
    She loves solving mathematical equations for fun..aspergers?
    Anyway she makes Blomkvist seem dull in comparison.
    His allure for women is perhaps that he expects very little from them in return. No strings attached.
    I hope Fincher’s film lets daniel explore these relationships. Not even a mention of them in the Swedish production. Any excuse to see Dan with his kit off!!

  • Fio

    to DtM
    Thanks for some info/vid. When I watch Obsession, I always ‘pay attention’ to his little finger. lol

    to hey
    Looking for Lisbeth seems looking for the blue bird(L’oiseau bleu).
    She might be somewhere. However, she was close to Fincher after all.

  • name

    @Fio:
    I read “Rapace” means a bird of prey in French or something like that.

    L’oiseau bleu – sounds like the name Liz Baum, a Bond Girl appearing in the short story Risico 007.

    They call Lisbeth Salander as a goth angel,
    also there is a goth hero angel from history and religion,
    she is called Lilith who has the same features like Lisbeth – revengful, chased by bad men, fighting.
    a material like Angelina Jolie (Beautiful Angel), playing female heroes.

    so if Fincher will really not be directing Dragont Tattoo next month so he can find a goth angel Lisbeth for us.

  • Lisbeth is sexy

    Rapace said:
    Lisbeth is ugly but sexy.

  • Lisbeth is not found still

    Some posters of different forums said:

    “He could have chosen ANY of the bevvy of gifted young actresses out there and he chooses Rooney Mara? They obviously cast her for her appeal. She’s not a good actress. You disappoint me, Fincher.”

    “But if she or the filmmakers disappoint, there will be hell to pay.”

    “I know, it’s fun to say that Mara is wrong for the part, but can we reserve judgment until the film is actually completed?”

    “No, I do not feel she is right for the role. She appears to delicate, where as Noomi seems to work for how the character is portrayed.”

    “The pictures I saw of Rooney this morning killed her for me..she has DIMPLES!!! Can you even remotely imagine kick-ass Salander with dimples?! Still think Natalie Portman or a complete unknown/unseen would have been the best choice.”

    “disappointing choice… no amount of goth makeover will make Rooney Mara into a Lisbeth Salander. This girl is no tough waif, nothing about her face or body exudes any fierceness. Noomi Rapace is a hard act to follow. Mara looks like some girl who’d cry over a broken nail.”

    “Not sure how Rooney Mara will fair in this role; Noomi Rapace knocked it out of the park, and I don’t see R.M. being able to approach the level of intensity N.R. brought to the role (actually, I can’t see ANYONE in the role besides her).”

    “Really Fincher? She was so boring as Nancy. She just seems like a really bad choice for this role.”

  • guinness

    Hi DTM…that is pretty much it in a nutshell. what book did you like most? my hubby got the 3rd for his b-day and he can’t put it down. He really hopes Dan will put some personality into Mikael…cuz there ain’t much in the book character. I think that is what will happen. they do have to “Hollywoodize” it anyway. cheers. thanks for your dd–dilligent digging!!

    Hi Mendel–finish book 2, wait, did the library call to let you get book 2??? Starts out pretty less sadistic, huh? rriiiiiigght. I can’t imagine Mara (last name is her first in my head–ahhh) being this! but she will!!!!
    ——-oh, thank jeevus about “Why-clefft” in not becoming a president, huh?!!!
    damn, i still cant get the mother acting out of my head…and that silly reddneck beard thingy he wore. blahhhh. how ’bout
    http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo129/iluvguinness/mainImage-1-1.jpg

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “If anyone not fully described it is Mikael… he just seems boring next to Liz, or just low key concerned person about society and friends in the magazine.”

    I haven’t read the other two books, but I guess Mikael is a person who cares deeply about ‘issues’ but hasn’t really ‘lived’ (experienced) them, while Lisbeth has…so she’s got the horrible experience while he has the good will…

    to DiH

    “we want him centre stage and to see his perfectly formed butt a few times”

    Yay!

    to Guinness

    “I hated the end in the first book.”

    I didn’t hate it, but it was a bit unbelievable. For somebody as guarded and jaded as Lisbeth, these emotions came to quickly…

    “Dan is gonna play a womanizer, a driven journalist, a poopy dad, a leader, a wishy washy traveler, and just a happy go lucky guy afraid of commitment. wonderful.”

    That does sound familiar *grin*

    “he is gonna be up by me again!!!! yeeee haw cowgurl! maybe a little leaf-peeping? or Guinness peeping? (hi mendel)”

    Hrmph! But then he’ll come back to me (well, I suspect he will hop over from Sweden to the UK for a bit of home comforts…)

    to DtM

    “A square peg trying to fit in a round hole. Is she a product purely from her horredous upbringing?”

    No, if she hadn’t had that upbringing, I think she still would have been an oddball, just a happier one. I like the bit in the first book where she was musing about why people didn’t just leave her alone when all she wanted to do was mind her own business.

    “I hope Fincher’s film lets daniel explore these relationships. Not even a mention of them in the Swedish production. Any excuse to see Dan with his kit off!!”

    Lol! Any excuse indeed! And hopefully Fincher lets Dan give his character more depth.

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “Hi Mendel–finish book 2, wait, did the library call to let you get book 2???”

    Not yet…I’m waiting!

    “-oh, thank jeevus about “Why-clefft” in not becoming a president, huh?!!!”

    Yes, although he’s going to appeal the decision. I think he should rather clean up his act with his charity organisation. There are rumours of mismanagement and corruption, and that’s serious…

    “i still cant get the mother acting out of my head”

    Yes, I too keep thinking of his hot body there…yes, yes, yes :)

    Love your caption ‘sex eyes’, LOL!

  • Bond Films Will Continue

    Bond Films Will Continue, Says Studio Boss
    The boss of the movie studio where the BOND films are shot has assured fans there will be another outing for 007 – even though the next installment is currently on hold.

    Producers of the as-yet-untitled 23rd movie had hoped for a release in 2011 or 2012 but have been forced to stall Daniel Craig’s third turn as the superspy indefinitely due to uncertainty over the future of MGM.

    The decision sparked fears among some fans that Bond has saved the world for the last time – but the boss of Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, where most indoor scenes for the films are shot, has moved to end the speculation.

    Chief executive Ivan Dunleavy says, “I am sure there will be another Bond movie in future.”

    He is also adamant the planned closure of the UK Film Council will not be the end of movie-making in Britain, adding: “That decision has been made and there are a number of functions that the UK Film Council performs and they will be ongoing.”

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/bond-films-will-continue-says-studio-boss_1161664

  • guinness

    Liz should see how he feels about a geriatric open-handed slap! yeh. happy b-day then.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2010/0825/1224277523857.html

  • guinness
  • Lisbeth is not found still

    Where is Larsson’s gf Eva Gabrielsson with her opinion about Rooney Mara?
    just asking why there is no humbug around Dragon Tattoo filming? September knocks on the door already…..!
    Reports say Dragont Tattoo begins shooting this fall and it’ll be released in Dec, 2011 …but
    I warned,
    Sony can return to their original schedule that looked like that:
    shooting a movie in fall of 2011 and release in the summer of 2012.

    So, if they do not begin shooting inside two, maximately three months it will be clear they returned to their original schedule. just wait for three months what happens.

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    thanks for the links. I think Liz would certainly have something to say about (and do to) Sean Connery. I thought this part of the article was rather telling:

    “Aware of the unending prevalence of violence against women, few readers will be astonished that such attitudes exist. What now amazes is that an otherwise civilised man could, speaking casually, as if of golf or cigars, air these views so glibly to journalists. The implication is that no particularly controversial points are being made.”

    The Girl who played with Fire opens here tomorrow. I’d love to go and see it, but I want to read the book first. Here’s the Guardian’s take on it:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/aug/23/girl-played-with-fire

  • guinness

    Hi mendelguinness—that was “telling” us what a cad he is and why did he even say that? it was a great article and thank you for quoting that piece–brilliant writing. all the other b-day articles was praising him… but also lets remember that stupid comment he made like he was in the men’s club being manly with the other men with cigars that know how to fully utilize the cigar to maximum benefit…aaaaahhhhh. I don’t want to get going. forget it. but we won’t forget it anymore—this is going to start many people talking girls…it already has.

    absolutely watch all the sweedish movies—it is a diff story, and still a great watch!!! that was a great story too—i think back on it and think it was made in black and white—that’s how unhollywood it was. And it was done well. I am glad i get to see these before Dan. I am really hoping this Mikael gets better looking as the movies goo along… not happening!

    sinus, pain, again, irratic sleep, loopy meds. no wine–!!! aaahhh.

  • Fio

    Thanks for the article, interesting. Have you already seen The Girl who played with Fire? The ‘Fire’ film isn’t yet shown in my country. I’m glad to hear that room of the improvement that is enough for Hollywood version is left. The original is rank too high in the public estimation.
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    James Bond 007: Blood Stone Istanbul Trailer HD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm_TK0QFOxA

  • Lisbeth by Eva

    When I read the book I wondered how Larsson could know how women think and act during certain situations,
    and write how Salander goes the mirror to study her skinny body or hates her small boobs, it was clear Eva helped him with that to write it.
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    There is yet another twist in this tale: speculation — practically a Swedish parlor game — that Stieg Larsson did not write the books alone. Some say Gabrielsson was a key participant.
    A colleague of Larsson’s from the 1970s and 80s, Anders Hellberg, who now works for Sweden’s major daily newspaper, Dagens Nhyeter, described Larsson’s writing as childish.
    “His writing was no good, syntax, sentences, spelling,” Hellberg said. “In my view he couldn’t have written it.”
    For others, the novels with Larsson’s name on them came as no surprise.
    “He was almost a nerd when it came to crime novels,” said Daniel Phool, editor of Expo. “Stieg was a storyteller, he loved to tell stories and he told them very well.”
    But did he do it alone? Gabrielsson, a published writer in her own right, defends the man she loved but leaves the door open.
    “I cannot see in the books what was originally Stieg’s things and what was originally my things,” she said. “Being together with someone for 30 years, large chunks of it become ours. … He sort of held the pen, but just being able to be an efficient writer doesn’t create any books. You have to be able, to have thoughts, the rest as well.”
    We asked Gabrielsson if she was part of those thoughts.
    “Yes, that’s how he saw it, yes,” Gabrielsson said.
    In another instance of life imitating art, Gabrielsson may have a final card to play.
    In the book, a character suddenly dies. The protagonist discovers an unfinished — and highly valuable — book on his laptop.
    In real life, reports have emerged that Larsson left at least part of a fourth book on his own laptop — and whispers have circulated that Gabrielsson has it.
    Millions of fans may hope so. Gabrielsson said she has not read a fourth book, but she knows what might happen. She will admit that she and Larsson talked about it and specifically what the future might hold for Lisbeth Salander in a fourth book. Could she write it?
    “I could probably do it, I am sure I could do it, but it’s not my business, I have no powers,” Gabrielsson said. “I am happy with the life, that’s really what matters for me. I had a good life with that man.”
    A man who left millions in suspense … and one woman who may hold the key to what happens next.
    ————
    Larsson’s books leave behind an unlikely heroine whom fans adore. Lisbeth Salander is both victim and savior, fighting for her rights and for justice.
    In real life there is another drama here in Sweden, as full of anger and accusations as anything the author might have written. At its heart, a woman who was a very real part of the author’s life. Like Lisbeth Salander, she is also fighting for what she says are her rights.

    Eva Gabrielsson met Stieg Larsson when she was just 18. Both were passionate and politically active. They lived together for 32 years, until suddenly he was gone.

    “It was a horrible time,” said Gabrielsson. “Even small daily things like making a pot of coffee, you can’t even make a pot of coffee anymore because someone is missing to drink the other half. I was in deep shock.”
    http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/eva-gabrielsson-stieg-larssons-partner-girl-dragon-tattoo/story?id=11342003&page=1

  • inteview before Bond
  • guinness

    never read the GQ–that one anyway. Oh-christie what i would do with that dirty mouth of his…. huuuummmmmmm. thump.

    I am ok. sooo, the cue words i picked up on. He is a Gladiator in my beddd–book. Definitely would love to see his sledgehammer. And that “kick” picture is just fan-bluddy-tastic. I LOVE IT. in my fav pictures, and i haven’t used it yet!!! wow. it will happen.

    soooo, too busy to chk the news–nothing? ho hum. well, I am gonna use this when i am feeling low…

    “You might die trying, but if you don’t, you might produce enough endorphins to live another 5 years”. omygash

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