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U.S. actress Rooney Mara, center, director David Fincher, right, and painter Toun Kobayashi wave to fans during the Japan premiere of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" in Tokyo on Monday night. Kobayashi drew a dragon as a backdrop for the event. The film opens in Japan on Feb 10.

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European version is much better

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On what part of her body is the tattoo?

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On what part of her body is the tattoo?

pls wait until Feb 10 :)

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http://danieldiaztecles.blogspot.com/Remake not unlike the former, what is good and can be improved slightly. The actors are great.

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Riddle me this Riddle me that it's on her

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Well, this movie is certified 87% Fresh so it might be worth a look. IMDB also gives it good marks.

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I was lucky enough to see Toun Kobayashi in action a few years back. He gets someone to paint a dot on an 8m x 2m canvas, then sets about drawing around it - producing the most amazing picture in under 30 mins - all accompanied by shachihata and didgeridoo (sp?). Oh, and lighting to convey seasons and sunsets whilst it is all going on.

Great performance!

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I just saw the US version the other day (after having seen and enjoyed the Swedish original) - I enjoyed both. The US version is probably a little harder to follow if you haven't read the book. Both women do an excellent job.

gyouza: Do you mean shakuhachi - the bamboo flute?

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"European version is much better."

Which version is better is for viewers to decide, but this film was first fimed in Stockholm, then Zurich, then Los Angeles for some interior shots and back to Sweden, which makes the majority of the filming done in Europe.

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gyouza: Do you mean shakuhachi - the bamboo flute?

Oops - Thanks!

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I love her big ear rings.

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Another unnecessary remake done to appease that country where people are too bone idle and ignorant to read subtitles...

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I don't think they made this remake specifically for Japan.

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"Another unnecessary remake done to appease that country where people are too bone idle and ignorant to read subtitles"

That could be any number of countries, couldn't it?

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OK - IMHO - the Swedish version is FAR superior. I would recommend people watch all the Swedish versions first (You could always read the books first - there are English versions, but I am not sure at this point about Japanese versions).

At least the director of the Swedish movie agrees with me (OK - I agree with him).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/nov/09/girl-dragon-tattoo-american-remake

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At least the director of the Swedish movie agrees with me (OK - I agree with him).

Yes, well he would wouldn't he. He thinks he has the perfect Lisbeth. Well that's his opinion, not the authors. To say that only one person in the world could play that part is a little insulting and naive.

I've read the book and seen the Swedish film. I loved the book and thought that the film was average. It did tell the story, but I don't think the story adapts to film that well.

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Aside from painting the gorgeous dragon, I don't understand the artist's presence in this photo.

There never seems to be anything foreign promoted in Japan, that doesn't also have to include someone/thing, Japanese.

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pamelot: "There never seems to be anything foreign promoted in Japan, that doesn't also have to include someone/thing, Japanese."

You're right about that, although in most cases there is usually a Japanese present who has something to do with the movie -- like maybe their voice in the dubbing.

In any case, I had never heard of this movie, Swedish/European/or American version. Perhaps I'll watch it when it comes out on DVD.

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smith: The story behind "The Girl..." is interesting to say the least. The Swedish author Stieg Larsson was the world's second best selling author in 2008...but he died in 2004... and the few books he wrote weren't published until after he died.

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I've read the book and seen the Swedish film. I loved the book and thought that the film was average. It did tell the story, but I don't think the story adapts to film that well.

Yes - I agree - the books work out better in the head, than in either film.

But given the choice - I go with the Swedish version of the movie than the American.

I did suggest reading the books rather than watching the movie. Frankly, if you watch a movie, you are watching through the looking glass of another person.

It's like listening to the music rather than reading the musical notation. Few can read the musical notation, but we can all read the book.

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Sorry but never seen any of these 3 people.

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have watched all the movies - read the books, love the story. The American version is better in every sense, and contains more of the book than the Swedish version. Only Rapace's Lisbeth is better IMO/

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read the books. I tell you, worth the buy and of course the reading. I spent a day for the first book, two days for the second and one and half day for the third.

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Aside from painting the gorgeous dragon, I don't understand the artist's presence in this photo.

He was at the event, where the dragon was painted live in front of guests. Agree that he looks a bit out of place - but as he was there, strong chance he'd get in the picture.

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