The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Trailer
This is the first real look at David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s seminal crime epic “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. The trailer has no narrative to speak of and it certainly doesn’t divulge in any coherent plot details…
But what the trailer does reveal is that is has pleanty of Fincher’s trademark viseral style. This film, much like Fincher’s previous effort “The Social Network”, looks as if it doesn’t waste a single shot. Everything is composed to look like a work of art, including the eponymous heroine, who no longer looks truly human and more of an artificial construction. It also has a kick ass version of Led Zepplin’s “The Immigrant Song” performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O and composed by Trent Reznor who has been brought back for the film’s score. If this song is anything to go by then the music will be outstanding.
It also revels in the books reputaion for uncompromising violence, exploitation and misery; boasting in huge screen sized letters that it is “The Feel Bad Film of Christmas”. This movie obviously sees itself as the antidote to the regular helping of seasonal schmaltz the holidays are known for.
Many people have maintained that much like “Let Me In” this film is an unnecessary remake, existing only to make money from philistinic American audiences, whom most people assume don’t watch subtitled films because of their inability to read anything at the bottom of a screen other than the rolling headlines on Fox News. You would really expect people so culturally minded not to be quite so ignorant. This is more than just a mere remake of a good film. This is a proper adaptation by a proper director. Fincher is a master craftsman so expect him to bring inventiveness, originality and integrity to the table this Boxing Day.