Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo : Must Watch Movie

I finally watched the English version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo yesterday and what a movie it was! For those of you who still haven't heard of it, it is based on a best selling Swedish crime novel of the same name by Steig Larrson and was made into a Swedish film in 2009 which was a huge hit and widely acclaimed.  The story is extremely interesting, essentially a suspense thriller where Rooney Mara really steals the show as she plays the title role of the fiercely unconventional and darkly kooky Lisbeth Salander.

The film stars also stars Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and tells the story of a man's mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 40 years, and who may have been murdered. Rooney Mara has done a brilliant job in the role of an androgynous, asocial, bisexually active loner who makes a living as a computer hacker. Her appearance has been drastically altered to fit into the character of the chain smoking biker babe. The sweet faced pixie-like Mara had her eyebrows bleached, her hair chopped with sides shaved , her hair dyed black and her lip, brow, nose, and nipple pierced for the role. The film is nominated for five Academy Awards, including one for Rooney Mara for Best Actress. So go watch it now!

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This is stale news by now but H&M made an entire clothing line for the movie in collaboration with the film's costume designer Trish Summerville. As expected, it is based on the film's dark goth-punk styled heroine. The collection is edgy with the color palette being black, grey, worn white or dark red,  The 30-piece collection has the dark urban feel that defines her character, with some fabulous looking leather jackets, hoodies, slouchy vests, skinny jeans, leather trousers and cool battered baseball boots. I personally love punk and goth influences so I really like the collection.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo H&M Collection


  1. cool!
    i would love to shop a leather jacket!

  2. I liked Fincher's version a lot and agree Rooney Mara was fabulous. I'd seen the swedish movies first so am a bit disappointed that Fincher basically ripped off the Swedish version. However, doesn't detract from Mara's performance. She really was great.

  3. I saw the movie a few weeks ago..I loved it...i also read the book some time ago now. I love the look on her but that is so not the look for me.



  4. Loved this movie too! Mara was superb, but I think Noomi (on the original Swedish version) was great as well. Larsson would have been proud to have two great Salanders:)

  5. Cool Salander photo! I just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire and couldn't stop reading it at the end, it was so intense! On my way to the bookstore this weekend to get the last of the trilogy!

  6. I watched it few days ago- it's fantastic movie, I highly recommend it. Btw I couldn't recognize Mara!:D


  7. Agreed June !! This movie is awesome !!

  8. Ohymgoodness this movie was fantastic! I can't stop obsessing over Rooney Mara!

  9. OMG I didn't see this post! I looooove it! I adore this style...but when does the H&M collection arrive? also in Italy??? big kisses!

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    1. I loved the movie but I think that the Swedish version is better. Try watching it, I hope you'll like it. :)

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