Friday, February 10, 2012
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Illustration By Fohnjang Ghebdinga
If there's anybody that I know on this planet that could pull this hairstyle, or entire look off, better than Rooney Mara, then it's the one channeling her inner rude boy, in the Clockwork post below, my friend, Khojesta Hadaf. She's one of those interesting people who you see where, today her hair is black, then tomorrow, half of it is blue! Also, and I'm sidetracking, is the prerequisite for playing Lisbeth Salander's character, that you have to have, 2 x O, in your name in a row? Or is it purely coincidental that the actor, who played the first Lisbeth Salander, name is Noomi Rapace?
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", is the first installment of the trilogy, "Millennium Series" written by Swedish journalist and author, Stieg Larsson. The original title of the book (before it got lost in translation) is "Men Who Hate Women", or "Män Som Hatar Kvinnor" in Swedish. There have been two film adaptions so far. The first bearing the original title, starring NOOmi Rapace, and the recent version with ROOney Mara, in the lead role. However, if you intend on watching either of the movies in France - or reading the book, then pay attention to their respective release years of 2009 and 2011, as both versions are called, "Les Hommes Qui N'aimaient Pas Les Femmes" - "Men Who Didn't Love Women". Fascinating (that the French use the words "love and "like" interchangeably, and that they left out the word "hate"): Judging from the multiple titles alone. What else could be more intriguing?
With all that said, I have a confession to make; I haven't read the book, or seen any of the movies yet. Shame on me! But, I will, and soon. In the meantime, venture over to Fohnhouse, and read Jonathan's review of the film.