Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cover your eyes, gentle viewers.

There's been all kinds of conspiracy-theory speculation as to whether or not Sony released this "pirated" red band trailer for their upcoming film adaptation of Steig Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Either way, I'm more amused by the red band rating: the trailer consists of choppily edited glimpses of everything from sex scenes to snowy landscapes, but nothing lingers long enough to merit the warning, as far as I can tell. See for yourself:

Of course, the red band is supposed to signify that you can only show the trailer before R, NC-17, or un-rated films, but does anyone really think Sony is looking to promote this sucker before Mr. Popper's Penguins? And if the trailer (and its red band warning) are a studio gimmick, that seems vaguely desperate, like sending religious groups advance screening tickets in hopes that they'll stir up publicity by denouncing the movie.

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Anonymous Home Inspector Expert said...

I really like the placement of Craig as Blomkvist. He's supposed to get into the pants of half the gals in Stockholm, so a dreamy actor is required. The Swedish answer to Blomkvist was totally unattractive (perhaps that's why they axed most of the character's personal relationships in that film), so I'm eager to see Craig in the movie with Fincher behind the camera.

10:29 PM

Blogger Yulianka said...

I'm a fan of that casting, too. Craig is hot, but in a rumpled, middle-aged way (as opposed to, say, the preternaturally unwrinkled face of Tom Cruise), and I think making his character both approachable and sexually attractive is going to go a long way towards getting audiences to accept the sexual open-mindedness of the books.

10:03 AM


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