This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch’s niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined. —IMDb
David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American music video and film director known for his dark and stylish portraits of the human experience, particularly Fight Club (film) and Se7en.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Fincher was raised in Marin County, California. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in his teens where he graduated from Ashland High School.
Inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Fincher began making movies at age eight with an 8 mm camera. Filmmaking seemed the perfect outlet for a kid who could spend all day drawing and loved to make sculptures, take pictures and tape-record. Fincher eschewed the film school route, getting a job loading cameras and doing other hands-on work for John Korty’s Korty Films. He next got a job at Industrial Light and Magic in 1980 with his first screen credit being for Return of the Jedi, and stayed until 1984. He left ILM to direct a dark commercial for the American Cancer Society, a grim hint of things to come, showing… read more
Seems to be the third in a spiritual trilogy following Zodiac and The Social Network. So much of his cinema is devoted to conveying information through print, photographs, computer screens, etc. Fincher has a real gift of communicating exposition in a way that's energetic and cinematic.
The Portuguese maestro talks digital, film and DCP, early influences and teachers, David Fincher and filmmaking now.
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The new Film Quarterly and a round of papers from Boston.
“The pace of their rush toward destruction never lets up, pile upon pile of medium shots, thousands of fast cuts…”
Stieg Larsson’s wish-fulfillment-fantasy-disguised-as-a-thriller as process and data.
And more year-end lists from New York and the Guardian. Plus: Sony vs the New Yorker.
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In the entire history of cinema I cannot name a single significant foreign film that was a remake of a motion picture made in the United States. However, the number of American remakes of major foreign… read review
the original novel of the girl with the dragon tattoo deals with the corruption of neoliberal information economy, the loothole of swedish welfare state regarding the violence against women and the… read review
Nice blowjob and great porn movie in which a skeleton falls in a-grave-love with a MI6’s hen. Love Actually (there’s a lot of snow in this movie) with Agatha Christie in place of Nighy. Then you wake… read review