And? All trailers are edited out of the movie. I hadn't realized though that what they choose depends on the target audience. I saw it just recently with the trailer Kerouac posted about the Mexican movie Sin Nombre.
I do find it odd that they even changed the name of the movie for N America. The original title seems to be The Boat That Rocked.
I confess that I did not see it when it came out. I noticed that it got better reviews in the U.S. than in Europe. There could have been a seasonal factor because it was released in Europe about 2 months before the U.S., putting it in 'competition' with different movies.
I went to see "Remember Me" today, which has had dismally bad reviews. I quite liked it, and I take issue with the two principal gripes against it -- 1) that Robert Pattinson broods too much for a 21 year old college student from a rich family and 2) that the ending is inadmissably manipulative because it uses a taboo event.
I don't think that the critics live in the real world. I went to a rich school and all of the rich kids brooded constantly. And there is no such thing as a taboo event.
I don't know whether this counts as current, but we saw it last night at Washington University's Italian Film Festiva: Pranzo di Ferrogusto.
It's a charming story of middle aged man who cares for his aged mother. He ends up hosting 3 other elderly women for the August holiday weekend. The first time director has the lead, and it was filmed in his own Rome apartment with nonprofessional actresses. I love the scene where he and his friend go out on a scooter shopping for dinner.
I just finished watching Män som hatar kvinnor a.k.a. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo I watched it online, but I'm putting it here in Current Cinema since apparently it's not to be released on dvd until July 6. That must have been a pirated copy I watched, which explains the really bad esl subtitles.
It's an excellent movie, but I have to question whether I would have understood it if I hadn't read all three of the Millenium books. Regardless, I enjoyed it greatly, even though parts of it are really horrifying. Only open this if you've read the books:
I don't know what this says about me, but I was unable to watch the part where Lisbeth is raped by her guardian -- had to fast forward past it. However, I watched every second of her revenge.
One thing that makes the movie really good is the absolutely perfect acting. Every actor completely and naturally inhabits his or her role, but the woman who plays Lisbeth is almost too good to be true. I was intensely curious as to what would be done with the role and how it would be cast. To say that Noomi Rapace gave a satisfying performance is to understate to the point of lying. She completely inhabited the role -- she was Lisbeth.
The cinematography is superb, as are the sets and the extremely beautiful Swedish countryside.
The movie reviews indicate that this was a film of the first book, but I'm positive they brought in parts of all three of the novels, as certain things simply were not in the first book. Whatever -- if you are a fan of the Millenium novels, I highly recommend you see this movie.
Ahhh ~~ didn't you say elsewhere that you have not read the books? So you are saying that the movies have merit on their own, correct? I was really wondering if the first film made sense to those who hadn't read the novels.
You'll have to go back and watch that scene you missed.
You're being facetious, right? I've only seen the first movie, which is 2 1/2 hours long ~~ I don't think I missed anything!
The thing is, the movie does such a wonderful job of bringing the characters and settings to life, I wasn't sure if I was projecting what I knew from reading the novels, or if the "cinematic effects and the acting" were really that perfect. Guess I know now ~~ thanks!
I really enjoyed watching such a well-acted movie with actors unknown to me. I doubt I've seen a Swedish movie since I Am Curious, Yellow or something equally long ago. There was not one single role, no matter how small, in all of Girl With The Dragn Tattoo which wasn't perfectly served by whomever played it.
I saw the movie about two weeks ago and it was superb. Yes, things were left out and action was considerably compressed but it was an excellent screenplay. This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
Noomi Rapace was so perfect it's unbelievable. Her complete stillness at critical times was ideal. Lisbeth came to life completely. All the cast was wonderful.
I've heard they are thinking of making a Hollywood version with Angelina Jolie as Lisbeth. Not that I dislike Jolie but she would be all wrong.
And yes, Bixa, they did mix in things from the other two books. It made sense cinematically so I forgive them.