Saturday, November 7, 2009

Premiere of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Millennium: Men Who Hate Women

Just got back from this wonderful showing,

one of the first in the US,

of this great film.

Millions have read it.

("the coolest crime-fighting side kick to come along in many years")

Millions have seen the movie in much of Europe.

I think it was very well done.

Casting was good.

Pace and depiction of the story fine.

With one exception, there were no particular exclusions

of important events from the novel.

The exception, and perhaps this will be fleshed out in the following films,

- the movie does not depict the on going

relationship between Blomkvist and Erika Berger.

And it only hints at his dalliance with a tipsy

Cecilia Vanger.

I can't imagine why the director would play down

this romantic, sexy portion of the story, as it did really color a healthy,

progressive sexuality, that I really enjoyed.

And in stark contrast to the main thrust of The Millennium Trilogy,

namely various forms of abuse of women,

these scenes showed women enjoying themselves, men, and sex.

That said...

All in all

it is a very good movie made from an excellent novel.

Thanks to AFI Silver Spring,

which is a gorgeous and comfortable venue,

for bringing The Girl here in conjunction with


EU Showcase.

(Stieg Larsson)

Thanks too,

to director Niels Arden Oplev

for his humorous and insightful


For enticing trailers of The Millennium Trilogy

have fun exploring

the YellowBird website at:


if you're heading to Stockholm any time soon,

you may not want to miss:

The Stieg Larsson Millennium Tour

"The Millennium Phenomena

Millions of people have already read the Millennium-series by Stieg Larsson and the books have been bestsellers around the world. In February 2009 the first Millennium film was released in Sweden and the film rights have already been sold to several countries in Europe.

The leading characters in the books live and work in Södermalm, the southern part of the inner city, were also the film have been recorded. Since these locations have attracted many fans we have developed a city-walk in the footsteps of the Millennium Trilogy.

The Millennium
Our tour takes you to Mikael Blomkvist´s home, the Millennium Magazine, Lisbeth Salander´s luxurious apartment and many other locations that you will recognize from the books. In addition to that the tour will give you information about the contemporary and the historical Stockholm.

The tour will not only take you to locations from the books but also locations from the film including facts from the production. The tour ends at the film exhibition at the Stockholm City museum where you will get glimpse from the work behind the scenes from the Millennium film.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Starting point: Bellmansgatan 1, Södermalm, Stockholm. Metro:
Slussen or Mariatorget.

Price: 100 SEK"

(Tour information courtesy of The Stockholm City Museum)


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