The Millennium triolgy includes: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. These books are not for the feint hearted. The Novels by Stieg Larsson offers at its core a conventional thriller mixed with old-fashioned murder mystery with twists and turns.
The Girl With the Dragon Tatto film is released on December 21st with Rooney Mara playing the lead role of Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as Mikeal Blomkvist. Mara plays the damaged and vengeful adrogenous, bisexual waif like, computer hacker amongst her other traits. I am sure that some of the scenes may be somewhat harrowing to watch, if the film is true to the book, graphically described in the book is the infamous rape and revenge scene.
The film trilogy is not to be confused with the swedish versions.
Before his career as a writer, Stieg Larsson was mostly
known for his struggle against racism and right-wing extremism. Starting in the
late 1970’s, he combined his work as a graphic designer with holding lectures
on right-wing extremism for the Scotland Yard. During the following years he
became an expert on the subject and has held many lectures as well as written
many novels on the subject. In 1995, when 8 persons were killed by neo-Nazis I
Sweden, he was the main force behind the founding of the Expo-foundation, a group intended on exposing neo-Nazi activity in Sweden.
From 1999 and on, he was appointed chief editor of the magazine Expo.
During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson
lived under constant threat from right-wing violence.
Stieg’s estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg’s relatives. She claims that they “were never
a part of our lives” and that they are not the right persons handling Stieg’s estate.
A fact complicating the matter is that Eva has the lapstop with the partly
finished script for the fourth book in the Millenium series.
And she will not publish the script unless she is given the full rights
to manage the novels in the Millenium series. The dispute still continues.
Next Post: H & M collaborate with Trish Summerville who created the outfits for Salander played by Rooney Mara.
Acknowledgments: Wilkipaedia. Vogue.com
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