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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:44 pm

Good book and quite possibly, an even better movie...

Probably the best flick I've watched all year (no, I haven't seen Inception)...

Hannibal Lecter, Vito Corleone, Randall McMurphy, Jeff Spicoli watch out...There's a great new character in Lizbeth Salander on the scene and you can't take your eyes off her...

Right now, it's a Swedish, foreign film and ya gotta do some reading, but it's still better than the majority of crap Hollywood makes...Speaking of Hollywood, David Fincher's suppose to remake this next year with Daniel Craig...They definitely need to teach this Swedish chick to speak english, because there's no one better to play the part...

Part 2 just got released with #3 coming in a few months...

Hey goobers, do yourself a favor & rent it
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:49 pm

Read the book. Enjoyed it enough, but still waiting to get to the part which made it a worldwide bestseller.

On the waiting list at the library for the movie. Looking forward to it. I think I'll like it a lot better than the book.

Have the second book here waiting to be read.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby swerb » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:44 pm

Reading The Girl Who Played With Fire right now ... and loving it. And the Lisbeth character. Have this flick atop my Netflix Q. Should I read the book or see the movie first?
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:59 pm

swerb wrote:Reading The Girl Who Played With Fire right now ... and loving it. And the Lisbeth character. Have this flick atop my Netflix Q. Should I read the book or see the movie first?


I'm on the final 100 pages of "Fire" right now and then I'll hit up "Hornet's Nest"...

I read the book first and thought they did a hell of a job with the movie (just like I pictured it)...Dawn hasn't read the book yet and loved the movie...She started reading it last night...

Wait a minute! You did read "Tattoo" first right? Otherwise, why are you reading "Fire"? And if ya have read "Tattoo", then why are you asking me if you should see the movie first? Damn, I'm easily confused...Too many GL's this weekend...
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:01 pm

GodHatesClevelandSport wrote:Read the book. Enjoyed it enough, but still waiting to get to the part which made it a worldwide bestseller.



I agree with this^

Good read, but a little disappointing with all the hoopla...

Kinda like "Fire" better
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:07 pm

I'll probably check it out.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby swerb » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:28 pm

waborat wrote:
swerb wrote:Reading The Girl Who Played With Fire right now ... and loving it. And the Lisbeth character. Have this flick atop my Netflix Q. Should I read the book or see the movie first?


I'm on the final 100 pages of "Fire" right now and then I'll hit up "Hornet's Nest"...

I read the book first and thought they did a hell of a job with the movie (just like I pictured it)...Dawn hasn't read the book yet and loved the movie...She started reading it last night...

Wait a minute! You did read "Tattoo" first right? Otherwise, why are you reading "Fire"? And if ya have read "Tattoo", then why are you asking me if you should see the movie first? Damn, I'm easily confused...Too many GL's this weekend...

No - reading The Girl Who Played With Fire and haven't read the others. Bought it at the airport just cause it sounded better, and I didn't know they were sequential.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:08 pm

swerb wrote:No - reading The Girl Who Played With Fire and haven't read the others. Bought it at the airport just cause it sounded better, and I didn't know they were sequential.


Be like you starting Nick w/Empire Strikes Back ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby StewieG » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:29 pm

Just finished Dragon Tattoo, and I'll echo what some others have said. It's good, and I enjoyed the read, but I don't get why this one is so much bigger than a bunch of other books I've read. I didn't get everything right, but I was able to figure out certain plot points (some very early on) based on obvious thriller stereotypes. Not much shocked me.

Gonna read the other two books though, because like I said, I did enjoy the read despite my criticism.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:36 am

Just finished "Fire", another good read and looking forward to the final book...

Rich, put down this^ book and read the first one or you'll be a little lost near the end
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby jclvd_23 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:45 am

I've had this movie sitting in my Netflix Instant Queue for a couple of weeks now. Thought the description looked intriguing, but I hadn't heard anything about it until this thread. I appreciate the heads up fellas and I'll definitely be checking it out this weekend. :cheers:
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:52 am

About half way done with "Hornet's". Finished the others earlier in the summer. Pretty good, especially considering I'm not a big non-fiction guy. I'll check out the movie for sure.

EDIT: Watched the movie last night. Disappointed. Not very good. To each his own, but like with all book-to-movie adaptations they left a lot out. I'll go see the American version when it comes out, but I hope the add more to the screen play.

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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby mitch » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:27 pm

One of these days, work will allow me to read for pleasure again.

I probably also could if I stopped watching movies...but then again, that's just not me.

To the point, FINALLY had time with all this new job stuff to see the movie.

Incredible.

Serious Oscar push is going to happen for Noomi Rapace for her role as Lisbeth. She was amazing.

Yeah, some of the movie was standard thriller fare, but it was just done so well and the characters were totally fleshed out. I was doing a little cheer when Lisbeth took down that scum bucket parole pervert.

I think Fincher did the right thing (other than casting Rapace) by casting a relative unknown, Rooney Mara as Lisbeth in the US version, opposite Daniel Craig as Blomkvist. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:28 am

mitch wrote:I think Fincher did the right thing (other than casting Rapace) by casting a relative unknown, Rooney Mara as Lisbeth in the US version


Yes^

Glad you enjoyed it Mitch...

Actually liked the 2nd book better, still half way thru the 3rd
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby jb » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:23 pm

Shouldn't we not start new threads when there are existing threads?

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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:34 pm

jb wrote:Shouldn't we not start new threads when there are existing threads?

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Damn JB, is that a photo of the Jersey boardwalk?

Effin' chick got in the way though
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:41 am

Airbrush.........
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby waborat » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:09 am

Great review on the front page, Mitch!!! :thumb up:

Ya see, that's why you're a writer, and can take drivel like this:

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Hannibal Lecter, Vito Corleone, Randall McMurphy, Jeff Spicoli watch out...There's a great new character in Lizbeth Salander on the scene and you can't take your eyes off her...

Right now, it's a Swedish, foreign film and ya gotta do some reading, but it's still better than the majority of crap Hollywood makes...Speaking of Hollywood, David Fincher's suppose to remake this next year with Daniel Craig...They definitely need to teach this Swedish chick to speak english, because there's no one better to play the part...

Hey goobers, do yourself a favor & rent it


And do it justice...

Love when we're on the same page sir :salute:
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby swerb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:20 pm

waborat wrote:Great review on the front page, Mitch!!! :thumb up:

Ya see, that's why you're a writer, and can take drivel like this:

waborat wrote:
Hannibal Lecter, Vito Corleone, Randall McMurphy, Jeff Spicoli watch out...There's a great new character in Lizbeth Salander on the scene and you can't take your eyes off her...

Right now, it's a Swedish, foreign film and ya gotta do some reading, but it's still better than the majority of crap Hollywood makes...Speaking of Hollywood, David Fincher's suppose to remake this next year with Daniel Craig...They definitely need to teach this Swedish chick to speak english, because there's no one better to play the part...

Hey goobers, do yourself a favor & rent it


And do it justice...

Love when we're on the same page sir :salute:

What Rob said ... can't wait to see this one.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby StewieG » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:46 pm

Just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire. I thought it was slow to get into, but once it got to the meat of the story, it was much better than the first. Gonna start the last book tomorrow.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby swerb » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:30 pm

Went back and read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ... before I finished The Girl Who Played With Fire. Excellent book. Have the movie at home waiting for me. Can't wait to see it.

Back at The Girl Who Played With Fire now ... got about 250 pages left. Just getting real good now.

Anyone read the 3rd one?
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby Indians88 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:12 pm

I read all three swerb. In my opinion the third was the best (and given the quality of the other two books, that's saying something). Hope you find the time to finish off the trilogy.
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Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unread postby mitch » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:48 am

Just saw The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest yesterday. Good wrap up.

Interestingly, I read the first two books while on my cruise, which meant that I read "Dragon Tattoo" after I had seen the movie, and then read "Fire" before I saw the movie.

I would say in both cases, it was better (would have been better) to see the movie first then read the book. The revalations in the second book kind of took away from the impact of the movie. (I have not read the third book yet).

As it stands, movie wise, the first movie is the best by far. It stands up completely on its own, and would be a classic even if the other movies weren't made.

But the other two are not the watered down sequels you normally get...they are both quite good.

However, unlike the first movie, the second two play out as a two-parter...you really can't have one without the other. Still, a very good thriller, but the final part is very talky, and Lisbeth isn't as prominent as she was in the first two (for obvious reasons).

I'm hoping that at some point Netflix will carry the six part Millenium tv series that aired in Sweden this year, and was a follow-up to the movies/novels.
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