You know people like to suggest that the book is usually better than the movie interpretation of it? I don’t think that is always the case. I enjoyed reading Fight Club as much as I enjoyed seeing the movie, and the same goes for Silence of the Lambs. It comes down to the overall abilities of the director to interpret a story from one medium to another, which isn’t easy when you consider how much detail a book can offer versus a two hour long movie. It’s an admirable talent.
Maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo bored me after only a few pages when I downloaded the first chapter sample of it to read a few months ago. I don’t remember why, but I couldn’t get into it; nothing hooked me to continue reading it after a few pages.
The newest movie adaptation, on the other hand, looks fantastic.
There was another adaptation filmed a few years ago that is currently available on Netflix and DVD, but this version is directed by David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig. The trailer below is dark, creepy, and cool and features fitting music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – just to top the cake off with a cherry.
A second, 8 minute unrated trailer is also floating around somewhere on the internet. Here’s a good summary, for those who are interested to learn more about the movie.
After seeing this, I am tempted to try to read the book again before going to see the movie when it comes out in December. How about you?