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Preview in 50 pics: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • With 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' scheduled to hit Indian screens on January 6, the excitement and the buzz around the film has warmed up the holiday season. We bring you a sneek peak preview of the film in 50 slides. The photos are in no particular order.
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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a film adaption of the first of Swedish author Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel by the same name.
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  • The trilogy is part of Larsson's 'Millennium series'.
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  • Actor Daniel Craig stars in the male lead in the film.
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  • Craig said he tried to inject some normalcy to the character of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.
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  • The film unravels the mystery surrounding the long-unsolved disappearance of an heiress.
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  • A journalist recently dinged by a libel case and a young female hacker team up to resolve it.
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  • In the process they stir up bundles of personal and industrial corruption along the way.
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  • Actor Daniel Craig said the movie is as adult as you can possibly make it, with some horribly graphic footage.
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  • He said he had to put his hand over his mouth because he was shocked after seeing the content of the motion picture.
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  • Craig said it is a $100 million R-rated movie.
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  • Director David Fincher is not holding back. They've given him free rein and the result is a dark, graphic film.
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  • Craig has received positive reviews from critics for his portrayal of Blomkvist.
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  • Craig, 43, is famous for playing the flamboyant James Bond.
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  • Craig said there is some horribly graphic footage in the movie that shows torture chambers and people being lit on fire.
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  • The thriller, which is the second film based on the novel, is set to be released in December.
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  • The violent story teams Blomkvist with the title character, Lisbeth Salander.
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  • Lisbeth is a deeply troubled genius tormented by a terrible childhood.
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  • As they delve into the mystery of a missing girl's disappearance, it leads them to a string of decades-old murders.
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  • The trilogy has had an unprecedented success in the literary world.
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  • It was a massive hit in Larsson's native land Sweden and later the translations went on to become global bestsellers.
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  • Larsson died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
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  • Based on the international bestseller, the film too has received rave response.
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  • Hollywood too is coming up with their adaptation of 'The Girl with the Dragon tattoo' which will star Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.
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  • The story is about, Harriet Vanger who disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan.
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  • Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.
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  • He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.
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  • When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.
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  • But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
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  • Violence, a sexually abused heroine and the forbidding wintry landscape of director David Fincher's new 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' film may alter any pre-conceived notions of Sweden as a socialist paradise.
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  • Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, who plays the corporate executive of a family firm with a terrible secret, said that although the film explores a very fictional dark side of society its portrayal of feminine strength was particularly Swedish.
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  • Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the Swedish film stars Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace and Ewa Froling.
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  • Sweden is known for its cradle-to-grave welfare system and Ikea department stores.
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  • The film and books paint another picture, more in tune with its bleak and cold winters and a dark side found in a number of Swedish crime novels that have taken the publishing world by storm in the last decade.
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  • The film received solid early reviews and critics especially praised Rooney Mara's appearance as the fearless sexual abuse survivor and punkish computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.
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  • Mara said it was essential that much of the film was made in Sweden.
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  • 'Dragon Tattoo' has sold more than 60 million copies in 48 countries worldwide.
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  • Helena Lindblad, a film critic at the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, said the huge success of the books and the films had opened the world market for other Scandinavian authors and actors.
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  • Noomi Rapace played Salander in the Swedish adaption of the trilogy for the screen.
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  • The success of Stieg Larsson's has definitely opened doors for Swedish Crime or Swedish Noir.
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  • Fincher's credits include 'Seven' and 'Fight Club'.
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  • On his character Craig said "this guy is a journalist and he works very hard and maybe drinks a little too much, but when the thriller aspect of this movie kicks in, I wanted him to be in danger."
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  • Film critics hoped that Sweden would not be too associated with the crime wave genre that has put Swedish Noir at the top of the modern world's literary map.
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  • Though remakes in general were 'not particularly exciting' cinematically, the director added qualities, not the least visually.
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  • Larsson is said to have witnessed the gang rape of a young girl when he was 15 and the experience affected him for the rest of his life.
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  • He never forgave himself for failing to help the girl, whose name was Lisbeth %u2013 like the young heroine of his books, herself a rape victim, which inspired the theme of sexual violence against women in his books.
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  • Larsson makes several literary references to the genre's classic forerunners, and comments on contemporary Swedish society.
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  • George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt were all interested in playing the central role of Mikael Blomkvist.
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  • Robin Wright plays the role of Erika Berger.
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  • Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard play the roles of Henrik and Martin Vanger respectively.
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