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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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It’s Not Just About Arnold Anymore

For decades, action heroes in films were the exclusive domain of a series of “manly” men: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan, and so on. Women in these stories, just like in most Hollywood scripts,  were … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s ultimate insider, Nikki Finke, on the future of the David Fincher/Sony/Rooney Mara/Daniel Craig remakes of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy:

Writing in Deadline Hollywood, Nikki Finke tells all on the subject of Sony Going Ahead With ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequels Despite Underperforming Box Office EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is not known for risky moves. So all through the holidays rival studio execs were predicting … Continue reading

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Are the Movie’s Underwhelming Box Office Numbers Due to a Wrong-Headed Marketing Campaign?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is widely seen as a box office disappointment. Instead of quickly achieving its anticipated blockbuster status, it generated ‘only’ $19.4 million in revenue over the 4-day holiday opening weekend. Even Alvin and the Chipmunks did better. Over … Continue reading

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Our Contributors Weigh In: Melissa Silverstein Says “Rooney Mara’s Work is at Meryl Streep Level”

We have been eagerly anticipating what the contributors to our book would think of the Fincher movie, especially those with a strong feminist perspective. The first to weigh in has been Melissa Silverstein, who previewed the film for us in The … Continue reading

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Memo to David Fincher: Lisbeth Doesn’t Ask Permission

After months of anticipation, the David Fincher/Sony/Hollywood/Rooney Mara & Daniel Craig version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is upon us. I watched it at a very late night showing on opening night, and I intend to see it again before … Continue reading

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Recreating the ‘Dragon’ Lady

Describing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as one of the edgiest and most stylish films of the year, New York Post reporter Sara Stewart gives readers a breakdown of how Fincher transformed the girl-next-door look of actress Rooney Mara into the dark, anti-hero … Continue reading

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Can ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Be Sony’s Next ‘DaVinci Code’?

Fans of our “Secrets of” series – as well as those who may be new to them – will understand why this headline about the films was of more than passing interest: it echoes our well-known ties to the Dan … Continue reading

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David Fincher’s Obsessions Meet Stieg Larsson’s Story Telling

David Fincher has granted a host of interviews in the run-up to the debut of his film, but the most insightful we’ve seen is the one he gave Charles McGrath of The New York Times recently. McGrath, who had already … Continue reading

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The “Old” Lisbeth: Noomi Rapace

As the mantle of playing Lisbeth Salander shifts from Noomi Rapace, who wowed the world in the role through the three Scandinavian movies that were made and shown globally in the last decade, to the “new” Lisbeth—Rooney Mara—who debuts in … Continue reading

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