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A Movie – The Girl Played With Fire 7/16/10

July 16, 2010

After seeing “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, this movie was MUST to see for me.  This is the second filmed installment of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium trilogy, about an investigative journalist (Michael Nyqvist) with a feisty computer hacker (Noomi Rapace) to go on her mission. The directer is Daniel Alfredson. “The Girl Played With Fire” carries the theme from the first one, “Men Hate Women”. This second movie is obviously less violent and less complicated than the first one, and it focuses on Lizbeth. The first movie had more interaction between the characters, and depicted the emotional complex. This one has more straightforward expression. Most importantly, Noomi Rapace is an amazing actress! I am impressed by her professionalism. How did she live during the film shooting being a messed up Lizbeth? How did she make her body as a strong,  thin, and unrealistic looking bi-sexual woman?  It looked as if she is an Anime character. I understand those 3 films were shot consecutively, and she had to live as Lizbeth for a long period.

During my traveling this summer, it was so impressive to see people reading Larsson’s novels at the airport or on the plane. It is very popular.