Saturday, March 20, 2010

The girl with the cinematic future.

You will recall that I have been more than a little excited about Steig Larrson's award-winning Swedish trilogy and the forthcoming adaptation of the books to film.

Well, the first movie was released in Sweden this week and, after reading this very favorable review, I asked my friend Andersson Anders who lives there what his impressions were. His response:
The pool of good Swedish actors is too small, so you'll recognize everyone in every movie.

The explicit sex scenes tend to be just scenes, suddenly it's not the character you see, it's the actor. The best erotic scenes are the ones where you are left with some imagination of your own ...

Violence. The older I get and the more I think about how much is accepted today as "entertainment" the more depressed I am. So I don't watch those scenes.

The first point shouldn't affect you unless you have a secret collection of Swedish contemporary movies and TV-series.

I've just seen the first episode (90 min in SVT, no commercials!) and it is very good. Noomi Rapace IS Salander. From what I've heard the first movie is the best and then it's declining a bit. I hope the extra material in the TV version will be beneficial ...

I guess the whole series will be on a Swedish DVD very soon after it's finished on TV. I'll let you know if I think you should get it (depending on subtitles and region codes, of course).
I've already reserved my copy from NetFlix.

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