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Noomi Rapace and Niels Arden Oplev re-team for Dead Man Down

Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net reports on this gritty thriller, due in theaters in March, which reunites Noomi Rapace, the star of the three-part Scandinavian-made film series based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, with the trilogy’s Danish director,  Niels Arden Oplev. … Continue reading

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Flash! Lisbeth Salander Joins the Rolling Stones!

The Rolling Stones, who for decades have managed to make themselves relevant to the trends of the day, have done it again with their recently released video of their hit, “Doom and Gloom.” And it is so 2012: Zombies, environmental … Continue reading

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Noomi Rapace, the Original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, on the Cover of the New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine features an in-depth look at actress Noomi Rapace, whose new Hollywood movies—including Brian de Palma’s Passion and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (a film that “shares its DNA with Scott’s Alien,” although it specifically not supposed to be a prequel or a sequel) are … Continue reading

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Variety reports on the global popularity of Swedish film and culture in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

The most famous scene in Swedish film used to be Max von Sydow playing chess with Death on the seashore in Ingmar Bergman‘s “The Seventh Seal.” Now it’s Noomi Rapace carving “I am a rapist pig” on the belly of her hog-tied abuser in “The … Continue reading

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‘Dead Man Down’ reprises director and actress roles for Niels Arden Oplev and Noomi Rapace from the Scandinavian version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Michael Murphy of The Celebrity Café website reports on Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev’s activities as he fills out cast for his new, English-language feature. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo excitement has slowed substantially since the end of Oscar season, but … Continue reading

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A new movie we’d like to see in the United States

The UK newspaper The Guardian recently reviewed Babycall, a new movie set in Norway starring Noomi Rapace, the actress who so convincingly played Lisbeth Salander in the Scandinavian film versions of the Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Although it is showing in London cinemas, there is … Continue reading

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The DVD is out

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has just been released on DVD. We continue to welcome comments from the followers of The Tattooed Girl blog about the David Fincher/Rooney Mara/Sony film itself, or in comparison to the Scandinavian film versions with … Continue reading

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Imagining Lisbeth

Rooney Mara has imagined her. Noomi Rapace has imagined her. You’ve no doubt imagined her. But how did Stieg Larsson himself imagine Lisbeth Salander? How might he have “seen” her face in his own mind? We may have an answer, … Continue reading

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Will Rooney Mara win the Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander?

The field is very competitive and she is not the oddsmakers favorite. Indeed, according to one London bookie, she is the least likely member of the five woman field to win the Oscar.  However, we got to thinking the other … Continue reading

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Dragon Tattoo Leaves Its Mark On Stockholm Fashion Week

We are far, far from being fashionistas, but when we saw a report by the Stylefile blog that Noomi Rapace had opened Stockholm’s just completed fashion week and that she had come away from one show praising the Lisbeth Salander-inspired … Continue reading

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