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    Review: David Fincher’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Is An Intense But Dispassionate Thriller

    Ultimately, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is beautifully-executed, well-acted and well-told, but it shares one unfortunate thing in common with the film that preceded it (and which may have been the reason Hollywood chose to remake it): for all of its promised viscera, intrigue and melodrama, it isn’t particularly emotionally engaging, preferring the details of a mystery that is solved without a lot of pyrotechnics, literal or otherwise. And while its final scene ranks among the best of the year craftwise – a brilliant example of storytelling that builds to an unconventional payoff, and somehow miraculously synchronizes the audience’s appetite for just that kind of an ending – the loose ends of its many story strands confuse the emotional focus of the overall film, leaving the audience following characters whose journeys are over, or worse, whose journeys they weren’t aware they were on for the previous two-plus hours. And that’s not a matter of surprise, or even the complexity of an unfolding narrative, but a big shortcoming, and a considerable one, for a film with a long list of superlatives to its credit. [B]

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    REVIEW: Fincher, Without Showing Too Much, Makes a Beguiling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Movieline

    Fincher brings us a picture that’s meticulously made and yet doesn’t come off as if it’s trying too hard. Fincher’s version doesn’t actively negate the presence of Niels Arden Oplev’s earlier one, but its confidence and bravado are like a strong blast of sunlight with the ability to fade the memory of whatever came before.

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    ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ - Review - NYTimes.com

    It must be said that Mr. Fincher and the screenwriter, Steven Zaillian, manage to hold on to the vivid and passionate essence of the book while remaining true enough to its busy plot to prevent literal-minded readers from rioting. (There are a few significant changes, but these show only how arbitrary some of Larsson’s narrative contrivances were in the first place.) Using harsh and spooky soundtrack music (by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) to unnerving and powerful effect, Mr. Fincher creates a persuasive ambience of political menace and moral despair.

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    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) Movie Review | BeyondHollywood.com

    In the end “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is far from perfect. But it is a grim, depressing, and decently entertaining addition to the holiday cue. Think of it as a cure for all the optimistic, let’s-all-hug-it-out-and-feel-good movies this time of year brings out. “Dragon Tattoo” is an inconsistent ride, but definitely one worth taking.

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    David Fincher THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Interview

    Collider: I heard that your original cut on this was over three hours.

    David Fincher: It was three hours and seven minutes.


    Exactly, and you’re releasing a…

    Fincher: Two hour and forty…well, again, I have to count titles contractually. But if you’re talking about the movie, the movie’s two hours and thirty-three minutes.


    Either way, there was a lot of talk about you debating how to cut twenty minutes out of the movie.

    Fincher: Somebody asked me, “At what point did you decide the movie should be two hours and thirty three minutes?” And I said, “At the point in time where it was three hours.” It was pretty obvious when you looked at it that we could sustain a lot of interest, but I didn’t think we could sustain three hours worth of interest.


    Are you going to release the additional footage?

    Fincher: Nope.


    So that footage is never going to see the light of day?

    Fincher: No, I don’t believe in that. I’m a final cut director. Oliver Stone’s a final cut director. Why would JFK, the one we saw, be different from the one that’s on the DVD? Tell your story, man.


    100%, except that studios today release extended cuts and unrated editions.

    Fincher: I don’t believe in that. I think that’s like jerk-off land. Put your best foot forward.
    I think I like this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    On one level, I totally appreciate that, but on another... ****, I would like to see all the extra footage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    On one level, I totally appreciate that, but on another... ****, I would like to see all the extra footage.
    Look, sometimes too much is too much. The movie is still a shade under 3hours, so like the man says...tell your story.

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    Looks like the original.

    I see no reason to see this one.

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