The Week: Most Recent Movies:The Millennium Trilogy recent posts.en-usThu, 29 Dec 2011 12:51:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Movies:The Millennium Trilogy from THE WEEKThu, 29 Dec 2011 12:51:00 -0500Will the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequels be scrapped?<img src="" /></P><p>The Hollywood remake of <em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em> seemed to have all the trappings of a surefire hit. The book it's based on &mdash; the first installment of Stieg Larsson's massively popular Millennium trilogy &mdash; sold more than 17 million copies in the U.S., and already proved cinematically successful with 2009's well-received Swedish adaptation. Fincher is an Oscar-nominated director, and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, is the American movie's star. Plus, there were rave reviews, loads of advance hype, and a starmaking turn from Rooney Mara as the punkish private investigator Lisbeth...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 29 Dec 2011 12:51:00 -0500Why The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is turning off women: 4 theories<img src="" /></P><p>Stieg Larssons' <em>Millennium Trilogy</em> books sold 18 million copies &mdash; a phenomenon by any account. And much of that success can be attributed to the series' popularity with women, says Claude Brodessor-Akner at <em>New York</em>, who points out that 71 percent of the fans of <em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em>'s Facebook page are female. Yet, early tracking for David Fincher's upcoming film adaptation suggests that the movie's PR is alienating this fan base, with only 36 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 79 expressing "definite interest" in seeing it. The movie's producers are going so far...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 15 Dec 2011 12:25:00 -0500The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: 4 talking points<img src="" /></P><p><em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em>, one of the holiday season's most anticipated films, doesn't come out until next week. But the reviews are already coming in, and critics are split on the blockbuster from Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (<em>The Social Network</em>). The film is based on the first book in Stieg Larsson's massively popular "Millennium" trilogy, which was already made into a well-received Swedish-language film.&nbsp;<em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em>&nbsp;is a brutally dark tale that follows a journalist and computer hacker through a gruesome murder investigation.&nbsp;(Watch the trailer...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/kevin-fallon" ><span class="byline">Kevin Fallon</span></a>Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:10:00 -0500H&M's 'slightly absurd' Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fashion line<img src="" /></P><p><strong>The image:</strong>&nbsp;<em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo </em>star&nbsp;Rooney Mara is already making fashion waves for her&nbsp;magazine photo spreads&nbsp;in costume as bisexual, computer-hacking heroine Lisbeth Salander, sporting the character's punk-goth wardrobe, severely cropped hair, and bleached blond eyebrows. Now,&nbsp;Swedish clothier H&amp;M has&nbsp;announced&nbsp;that&nbsp;fashionistas around the world will be able to emulate Salander's style, too. H&amp;M's&nbsp;new fashion line, inspired by the upcoming film adaptation of <em></em>Steig Larsson's best-selling murder mystery,&nbsp;will be sold in select...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 27 Oct 2011 15:21:00 -0400The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer: 5 talking points<img src="" /></P><p>A short, trippy teaser for David Fincher's upcoming film adaptation of <em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em> &mdash; the best-selling first installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, which has already been turned into an acclaimed 2009 Swedish movie &mdash; was released to much hype earlier this summer. Now a full&nbsp;three-and-a-half-minute trailer is out (see the video below), offering the first proper look at <em>Social Network</em> star Rooney Mara's performance as the darkly enigmatic heroine Lisbeth Salander, and Daniel Craig's take on the troubled journalist Mikael Blomkvist. The trailer also...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 23 Sep 2011 12:08:00 -0400Rooney Mara's extreme 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' makeover<img src="" /></P><p><strong>The image:</strong> Last summer, in one of the most "closely watched casting searches for an actress in years," Rooney Mara won the pivotal role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's <em>Millennium Trilogy</em>. Then the debate began: Could Mara &mdash; a relative unknown who beat out Scarlett Johansson and Ellen Page for the role &mdash; embody the prickly Salander character? Did her brief appearance as a dimpled (if uncompromising) Harvard coed in Fincher's <em>The Social Network</em> offer any clues? Now, at last, fans get to see Mara in character, provocatively posing as the punky, bisexual...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 13 Jan 2011 13:44:00 -0500Is Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy overrated?<img src="" /></P><p>"Why do people love Stieg Larsson's novels?" asks Joan Acocella in <em>The New Yorker</em>. The late Swedish writer's Millennium trilogy books &mdash; <em>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</em>, <em>The Girl Who Played with Fire</em>, and <em>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest </em>&mdash; are a global publishing phenomenon, inspiring cinematic adaptations in both Larsson's homeland and Hollywood. And yet, a "central mystery" remains: Why are these mediocre crime thrillers so popular? Their hero, Mikael Blomkvist, "is so anti-masculinist that, in a narrative where people are brandishing chainsaws, he can take no forceful action...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 04 Jan 2011 12:27:00 -0500'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series: An unpublished sequel?<img src="" /></P><p>It has long been rumored that the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, who penned the phenomenally popular Millennium Trilogy (<em>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</em> and its two best-selling follow-ups), had written a further sequel before his sudden death at age 50. (Watch a CBS report about the "Millennium" phenomenon.) Now, his family <em></em>has confirmed the existence of an unpublished manuscript, raising the question: Will fans ever get to read it? Here, a brief guide to the tantalizing find:<br /><br /><strong>So there is, in fact, another book?</strong><br />Three-quarters of one, according to the author's brother, but it's not the book...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 12 Oct 2010 14:02:00 -0400Who is Rooney Mara, the world's newest movie star?<img src="" /></P><p>After months of speculation, American actress Rooney Mara has been chosen to play spiky-haired bisexual hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, under director David Fincher. The selection of the little-known Mara brings to an end "one of the most drawn out and closely watched casting searches for an actress in years," writes Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood. Here's a quick guide to the world's newest movie star:</p><p><strong>Where might I have seen Rooney Mara before?</strong><br />The 25-year-old appeared briefly in Michael Cera vehicle <em>Youth in Revolt</em>, and played the...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 17 Aug 2010 12:11:00 -0400The latest Tweets about 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 16 Aug 2010 12:18:00 -04007 highlights from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' tour of Stockholm<img src="" /></P><p>Fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy books &mdash; which have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide &mdash; are reportedly flocking to Stockholm, Sweden, to experience the locales favored by the series' main characters, obsessive journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his equally obsessive computer-hacker frenemy, Lisbeth Salander. The majority of the book's locations that actually exist are in S&ouml;dermalm, a trendy, bohemian district where charming galleries and cafes mingle with historic wooden cottages. "I would suggest that anyone &mdash; Larsson fan or no &mdash; sees the city through...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 13 Jul 2010 15:14:00 -0400