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. 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.


 P.S. The signs are everywhere. Tattoo = O²!


  1. I haven't read the book or seen the movies either. However, I desperately want to read the book!
    Thank you for the lovely comment. I hope your days have been beautiful!


  2. It truly is ! Have you ever read the book ? Thank's for your nice comment and have a nice day x

  3. I haven't either! Great drawing here, your blog is cool! Thanks for dropping by my place! If you put your followers up, i'll follow you!

  4. You can still be inspired by the imagery!

  5. Fantastic likeness of the actress.

  6. Oh I haven't read the book either. I've got to get on that!

  7. Thanks so much for the sweet comment and visiting my blog!
    Must read the book!! Great drawing :)


  8. gorgeous drawing!! stil working on the book! its a handful!
    Glass of Fashion

  9. I saw the movie and read the book, I thought the book was better but I never could have imagined what Lisbeth would have looked so out there.