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Get it before they take it down:

Internet cookies to whoever can tell me what the song is. I feel like I've heard it before. ETA: SOLVED.

ETA: They "leaked" it on purpose. WELL PLAYED, SIR.

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It's "The Immigrant Song" but I don't know who's singing it. It was originally done by Led Zeppelin, but that sure isn't them. :D

Apparently it's Trent Raznor and Karen O. And I got carried away. It's just "Immigrant Song" so you can kill the rogue "The". :D

Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song," according to the film's wikipedia page.

Argh. I know enough about the book to know that it's not a good idea for me to see the movie. But . . . Daniel Craig. Curse you, hormones.

Just remember that if you are a woman in Sweden you will get raped and/or killed. And you will feel an overwhelming lust for a doughy middle aged financial reporter - mostly because he isn't trying to rape or kill you.

And apparently murder has a statute of limitations. But libel is a capital offense.

I think Cracked called it a Mary Sue book for middle aged men.

Besides that it's a pretty good book and I enjoyed the Swedish movie well enough.

It looks more like a NIN video than a movie, at this stage. Also, for a movie about a Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, there isn't very much of her in the trailer.

actually the FLASHING which is supposed to make it EXCITING is really just ANNOYING

rewatched the trailer for Rapace's version right after watching this and felt nostalgic. It had a much different tone, much creepier, though slower. As uncomfortable as I am that they're remaking it so soon after the first version came out, I'm interested to see how they're reinterpreting it.

The song is a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" by Trent Reznor.

I am WAY more excited for this than I realized. Love the gorgeous, moody shots of the landscapes.

In a lot of ways I'm hoping this movie is less of a turn-off for some people than the original version was. There are parts of the original that capture the overall oppressive tone of the books, but sometimes it feels just like a normal mystery so that when the horror and violence occur it feels almost shockingly out of place. Fincher really seems to be going for bleak from the outset, which is probably the right decision. Hopefully that will make the violence against women seem less like gratuitous and creepy voyeurism and more like something tragically inherent to the world we're watching (and, you know, living in).

If Fincher can pull that off, he deserves all the Oscars. I'm not certain if it's possible to make a movie like that in our present society, though.

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I mean, at least they're saying right up front that this movie is not going to leave you feeling witty and pretty and bright?

I loved the books, but that's because the violence could STAY in my head. I know the original films are supposed to be fantastic, but I made it to the first scene with Lisbeth and her new guardian and I had to shut it off because I knew what was coming. So I guess I'll have to see how graphic the Fincher version is. Honestly, I would be okay with cut-away shots of the aftermath and not, you know, seeing it on film. That's probably terrible of me and indicative of society in some way, but it's true.

On the other hand, Daniel Craig.

I heard some rumor that Mara Rooney auditioned for the Fincher film by using the rape scene. So I don't know :/

I don't think it's terrible of you not wanting to see it; it was a horrible scene to watch and it was meant to be.

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I really can't understand the need to remake it in English. There's something about the Swedish one which is so close to the spirit of the books. I think it's really the Swedish dark, cynical point of view. I love that country, but man, they like their dark and visceral writing/drama. Plus Noomi Rapace was so close to my mental image of Salander, I don't know how I can watch anyone else play her.

I guess I"d be less bothered by it if they waited a number of years to do this remake? Because then I could mentally say it was an updated adaptation with new special effects or something. As it is I'm really, really uncomfortable that they're remaking it right now but with a non-Swedish cast. None of the explanations have really rung true to me.

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I fear I have to disagree - it looks like an image of Sweden to me :( Iconic shots of Swedish things does not make it feel Swedish.

I'm really curious about this. I loved the books and I loved the original films. I can't see how that silly girl in that trailer there can ever measure up with Rapache. She's absolutely brutal and awesome.
But I'm going to have to see it, how can I not?
Did they film it in Sweden or are they just faking it in Hollywood?

I think they actually filmed it in Sweden.

Because I live under a rock and my reading tastes rarely venture out of fantasy and urban fantasy, I only have a very vague idea of what the book and, subsequently, the movie are about. This trailer didn't make me want to do anything more than check out the full version of the song. I have zero idea what's going on, and the editing with the flashy images reminded me of a slasher flick and makes me think it's going to be full of sex and glorified violence and not much else.

I know there's more to the story than that even with my limited knowledge, but the trailer doesn't look that way. It's just some other supposedly ~edgy~ film.

I don't know... the way the trailer is cut and with that music, it just looks like it's going to be typical American sexy sex-and-violence. Very stylish and stylized, but not very meaningful.

Considering how much the books are potboilers starring a Mary Sue protagonist, that seems appropriate.

Totally Unrelated, but have you seen this? It's basically going to be a scene full of awesome Galadriel bad-assery.



I am totes excited about this movie! It looks excellent!

This is so much more exciting than the first 50 pages of the book!