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« on: June 08, 2010, 10:14:35 »

Has anybody read this and/or the rest of the trilogy? If you like crime thrillers... get on the case. Seriously next level fiction writing, shame the guy died just after submitting it to his publisher, would have liked to read more of his work

Also, anyone seen the film? Worth checking?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 10:37:31 »

Read the second one and it's veh good ...
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 10:41:45 »

Didn't really know much about the film or the book before I went. Trailer looked a bit pants to be honest. Mistakenly thought it was a crime thriller for teenagers as its a book trilogy made into films (see the Twilight plague saga).

Couldn't have been more wrong. So dark, people looking away at points in cinema its that brutal. But not grim like Saw which is just how much gore can we get on screen.

Intelligent and well paced.

One of the best films I've seen in the last 5 years.

Shame that Hollywood are now going to make a US version as they can't be bothered to read subtitles.

When we left cinema though, some idiot in front of us managed to confuse this blatantly swedish film with being italian just because they make meatballs in one scene! Tool.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 10:55:05 »


When we left cinema though, some idiot in front of us managed to confuse this blatantly swedish film with being italian just because they make meatballs in one scene! Tool.


 I am laughing, but I am also sad Amazing...

So as I liked the books it's well worth seeing the film I take it?
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 11:10:59 »

I didn't read the book so can't really compare the two tbh
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 11:24:56 »

These books are great. The original adaption of the film is really great as well.

Is anyone else equally pee'ved that the US have got their grimey mits all over the first one for a remake?! Same as they did for Let the Right One in. Arghhh! Why can't they leave great films alone!  Angry

But as it's going to go ahead anyway, who do you think should play Salander?

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni3723291/ I can't see Emma Watson in the role  Doh!

My hopes are on Katie Jarvis (Fishtank) I reckon she would be good. However Daniel Craig for Blomkvist I'm not so sure.... Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 11:32:37 »

Just finished the second one and need to buy the third on the way home from work. Seriously good.

The background about the author dying without telling anyone about the books is pretty interesting as well.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 11:40:17 »

I knew nothing about the books but thought the film was absolutely superb. Really gripping, great developments and a fantastic ending.

Does make me want to read the books now tho.

Can't believe they're having to make a US version. Utterly pointless.

On a slight sidenote, did anyone ever see Lars Von Trier's 'Kingdom'? Proper dark horror/drama set in a haunted hospital. Stephen King then nicked the idea and made it USA friendly. Tossers.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 12:51:03 »

I've read all 3 books and I couldn't put them down... I read all 3 within 2 weeks  Eek

i didn't know the author died!!  Cry

I haven't seen the film although I'm really intrigued as I'm not quite sure how such a complex story could be made into a film, but if it's as good as the book i will deffo watch it.

I was really looking forward to reading more books by this author  Sad
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 13:47:26 »

Yeh he had a heart attack. He didn't ever try to get the books published though. Think he just wrote them for his own enjoyment.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 16:47:45 »

Just started reading the first book on holiday.  Very good so far - will avoid the film at all costs until I've got through the trilogy  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2010, 11:10:09 »

Just started reading the first book on holiday.  Very good so far - will avoid the film at all costs until I've got through the trilogy  Smiley

I wouldn't say that. (Unless you are talking about the Hollywood blockbuster). I found watching the film first increased my enjoyment of the book.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 11:19:59 »

it is like literary crack

on the third now
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 12:07:54 »

Saw the film on monday night. Was captivating from start to finish.  Love

Looking forward to the second one, The Girl Who Player with Fire in late august!

Won't be watching the bastardised Hollywood version/s out of principal. I'm a fan of world cinema and hate this. I also hate it when people watched the english dubbed versions....Lazy.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 11:06:56 »

it is like literary crack

on the third now

Innit!

If you like books that are similar try Jeff Abbott. He's great at thriller!
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 11:27:33 »

it is like literary crack

on the third now

Innit!

If you like books that are similar try Jeff Abbott. He's great at thriller!

i dunno i read panic and thought were a bit shit. The bit in england was proper cringe worthy and generally it was all a bit cliched.
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 11:33:07 »

it is like literary crack

on the third now

Innit!

If you like books that are similar try Jeff Abbott. He's great at thriller!

i dunno i read panic and thought were a bit shit. The bit in england was proper cringe worthy and generally it was all a bit cliched.

His others are good though. I likedm Fear.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2010, 11:39:59 »

it is like literary crack

on the third now

Innit!

If you like books that are similar try Jeff Abbott. He's great at thriller!

i dunno i read panic and thought were a bit shit. The bit in england was proper cringe worthy and generally it was all a bit cliched.

His others are good though. I likedm Fear.

fair play, might give it a bash then.
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2010, 16:25:55 »

Just started reading the first book on holiday.  Very good so far - will avoid the film at all costs until I've got through the trilogy  Smiley

I wouldn't say that. (Unless you are talking about the Hollywood blockbuster). I found watching the film first increased my enjoyment of the book.

Seen so many films that are an embarassment to the book that I wouldn't risk it though!
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2010, 17:09:50 »

it is like literary crack

on the third now

Innit!

If you like books that are similar try Jeff Abbott. He's great at thriller!

i dunno i read panic and thought were a bit shit. The bit in england was proper cringe worthy and generally it was all a bit cliched.

His others are good though. I likedm Fear.

fair play, might give it a bash then.

I've read Run & also just finished reading his new one Adrenaline enjoyed both a lot. Got Panic to read next, but need to have a break as they are very formulaic.

Looking forward to reading this trilogy once I've finished my current book.
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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2010, 19:24:21 »

Are they anything like Dan Browns stuff?
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2010, 20:53:29 »

Are they anything like Dan Browns stuff?

millenium trilogy?  yeah but for guardian readers
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2010, 22:22:28 »

i finished the trilogy about a month ago and just watched the film tonight. the books were farkin amazing and the film was ace too. however, the film missed out some elements of the book that i thought were pretty important to the rest of the film


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blomqvist's on-off relationship with erika (editor of millenium) which ultimately made salander hate him as the final twist of the book

henrik vanger fucking over blomqvist by promising the dirt on wennerstrom and not delivering

blomqvist generally being a serial shagger and nailing at least 2 other women at the same time as salander in the book

i dunno though. is this less essential to the story that im making out?
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2010, 00:02:43 »

Ha, the reason I barely saw my girlfriend for 3 weeks!

Just started reading this. I have to bash through it in 3 days so that I can safely watch the film on a flight... wish me luck
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2010, 11:37:06 »


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blomqvist's on-off relationship with erika (editor of millenium) which ultimately made salander hate him as the final twist of the book

henrik vanger fucking over blomqvist by promising the dirt on wennerstrom and not delivering

blomqvist generally being a serial shagger and nailing at least 2 other women at the same time as salander in the book

i dunno though. is this less essential to the story that im making out?

Good point. Although I don't think that Wennerstrom/Venger bit was so important as I reckon it should get a mention in the second film.
The Blomkvist/Berger deal should have been in the film, there were definitely hints, but could have done with enveiling a bit more about how their r'ship worked, especially near the end.
I don't reckon we need to know he's a serial shagger (lol) as I felt when I was watching it there was a lot of atmosphere that pretty much guided him into bed with almost anyone he met. I'm sure the US one will lap this up though epecially with "James Bond" playing Blomkvist  Wink
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2010, 19:08:07 »


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blomqvist's on-off relationship with erika (editor of millenium) which ultimately made salander hate him as the final twist of the book

henrik vanger fucking over blomqvist by promising the dirt on wennerstrom and not delivering

blomqvist generally being a serial shagger and nailing at least 2 other women at the same time as salander in the book

i dunno though. is this less essential to the story that im making out?

Good point. Although I don't think that Wennerstrom/Venger bit was so important as I reckon it should get a mention in the second film.
The Blomkvist/Berger deal should have been in the film, there were definitely hints, but could have done with enveiling a bit more about how their r'ship worked, especially near the end.
I don't reckon we need to know he's a serial shagger (lol) as I felt when I was watching it there was a lot of atmosphere that pretty much guided him into bed with almost anyone he met. I'm sure the US one will lap this up though epecially with "James Bond" playing Blomkvist  Wink

yeah, maybe the whole wennertsrom bit is less significant, but there is a running theme throughout the trilogy about how salander now loves / hates blomqvist and refuses to get close to him throughout the rest of the film as a result of seeing him walk into a hotel with berger. maybe this is covered at the start of the 2nd film though :-s
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2010, 21:54:34 »

Just watched the film, it was good but I did wonder had i not read the books would I know what was going on in some bits? obviously you can't cram in all the details, but it was the details from the book that made it more intriguing and also what connected me more to the characters.

and there were a few things that were a little different in the film as already mentioned in here. the secret codes was another thing - it was blomkists daughter that sussed out what the codes referred to when she visited.
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2010, 21:39:55 »

Up until Friday I had only got through the first quarter of the book, but I finished it off this morning.  Darker than I expected!   After a fairly slow start I found that I couldn't put it down Smiley  I even found myself switching carriages on the train this morning so I could read in peace.  Must be getting old!
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2010, 15:18:44 »

Ha, the reason I barely saw my girlfriend for 3 weeks!

Just started reading this. I have to bash through it in 3 days so that I can safely watch the film on a flight... wish me luck

Right, well I finished the book then watched the film.

Firstly I was impressed by how the cast looked exactly as I imagined, full marks there. However it is a shame they had to leave out some of the side-plots, like blomkvist and berger, and how reclusive Salander was at the start of the story.

There were lots of unexplained gaps in the story but overall it was quite watchable and doesn't spoil the books in any way.

Now I am looking at the next two sitting on the bookcase, shall I or shan't I..?

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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2010, 15:57:39 »

tonight's viewing  Smiley

cheers for the recommendation  Two Thumbs
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« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2012, 06:33:15 »

Is everyone here sick in the head? The Swedish version of the book is absolute fucking shite! SHITE! Why on earth did they feel the need to change so much? SO MUCH! And for no apparent reason? So many stupid, stupid changes to the story, I actually got angry watching it.

1. Where's the cat? That's key into why they get the cameras
2. Why was he on 6 month contract instead of 12? Pointless
3. Why screw with how they discovered who the killer was?
4. Why kill Anita off? THAT MAKES NO SENSE!!
5. Blomkvist breaks into Haralds house? WTF? Why?
6. Why have Salander obsess over Blomkvist and follow the story? Makes her look weak
7. Why leave out he daughter working out the Bible quotes? Instead we have Salander literally doing magic! So stupid

If you want to see how to do it properly, see the Hollywood version. Infinitely better, follows the book, but cuts out the stupid stuff.

It might actually be better than the book.
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