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    M H
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    I am starting to wonder Christopher Plummer is a real Supporting Actor threat for this. In both the book and the original film, his part is a good and interesting one that would let him do some great things. He also has Beginners, and the one-two punch of the two of them combined with his history and career could be too much to pass up.

     

    Of course, he could also win for Beginners with Dragon Tattoo bolstering that campaign.

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    Of course, he could also win for Beginners with Dragon Tattoo bolstering that campaign.

     

    I think this is the more likely scenario.  I expect TGWTDT will make a fortune but won’t resonate much with AMPAS (and I think Stellan Skarsgaard has the more baity role anyway)…

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    I believe there is a slight possibility that this could win the Big 5.

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    babypook
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    This is what I was wondering as well, especially in light of what happened to him last year.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    Re the print ad posted above–what is the Lisbeth character wearing?  Something designed by Mariah Carey?  Did anyone in marketing read the book, or are we in for some major surprises with this latest movie version?

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    ^CLARIFICATION:  The Lisbeth character is described as having small breasts, almost like a boy’s.  In fact, she gets a boob job in the second book, just to boost her self-esteem.  Doesn’t look like there is any room for “improvement” now, does there?

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    That’s why Keira Knightley would have been perfect.

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    M H
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    The book is terrible. The Swedish film succeeded so well because it changed it considerably. I certainly hope this one does as well. Any film that follows the book closely will be a complete bore., 

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    How was the Swedish movie version changed “considerably” other than abridging the book?  It felt like “Reader’s Digest Condensed Version for Those with Attention Deficit Disorders.”  However, I thought Noomi Rapace was perfect as Lisbeth Salander.

    As for the book being “terrible,” how so?  I’d like to hear you explain exactly which part(s) were “boring.”  Let’s allow Wikipedia to rebut, shall we?

    The novel was released to great acclaim in Sweden and later, on its
    publication in many other European countries. In the original language,
    it won Sweden’s Glass Key Award in 2006 for best crime novel of the year. It also won the 2008 Boeke Prize, and in 2009 the Galaxy British Book Awards for Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year, and the prestigious Anthony Award for Best First Novel.
    Larsson was posthumously awarded the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for International Author of the Year in 2008.

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    I believe there is a slight possibility that this could win the Big 5.

    Thank goodness I’m not the only one. IMHO it’s not totally impossible for this film to pull off a Silence of the Lambs type of feat.  Knowing David Fincher and all, it’s either this could be so great that the AMPAS will recognize it, or that this could be so great that the AMPAS will not recognize it. 

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    The book is terrible. The Swedish film succeeded so well because it changed it considerably. I certainly hope this one does as well. Any film that follows the book closely will be a complete bore., 

    Somewhere, I can’t remember where but I’ll try and find it, I read that the ending has been completely change for this movie.

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    My understanding is the Swedish film loosely adapted the first book in the series and included elements of the second one.

    The script for the Fincher film was written by Steve Zaillian, whose scripts include Schindler’s List, Mission: Impossible, A Civil Action, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. I think is that he was given free rein to adapt loosely.

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    I could absolutely see this winning Picture and Director, potentially even Actress, but Daniel Craig ain’t winning an Oscar for this movie. Love the guy, but it ain’t happening, so no Lambs-type sweep here. 

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    I’m surprised that this seems to be written off for Best Picture. Sure it has content issues working against it somewhat, but not any more so than previous winners in the category. And I doubt its source material will hold it back. “The Godfather” and “The Silence of the Lambs” weren’t the most well respected books critically either and “War Horse” being based on a children’s book is probably more likely to hold it back with voters, in my opinion.

    With dissapointing numbers from prestige pictures in recent years, this seems like one potential BP nominee that could be a guaranteed hit amongst a wide spectrum, and if it gets enough zeitgeist momentum I think it might be able to pull it off. Are any prestige pics gonna be able to pull off numbers comparable to “The King’s Speech?” “The Help” did, but that seems too disliked in enough quarters to prevent it from winning.  Fincher also has the potential for a make up award, but he is pretty disliked from what I’ve heard, so I’m not sure how far that can take him.

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