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David Fincher Talks His Approach For The Opening Credit Sequence For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2011 12:02 PM
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It feels like only yesterday we were talking about the back-and-forths on casting, but at long last, David Fincher's take on best-selling Swedish crime novel "The GIrl With The Dragon Tattoo," the first of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, is in theaters.

Interview: David Fincher Talks Violence, Unpleasant Revenge & The Odd, Perverse Relationship That Drew Him To 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 21, 2011 11:00 AM
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Filmmaker David Fincher’s brain works in such a way that it moves too fast for his own mouth. He’s constantly ping-ponging around in conversation to a point where he loses you and then you realize, like his beloved protagonist Lisbeth Salander, as played by Rooney Mara, he’s about five chess moves ahead of you and has been discussing four things at once.

The Round-Up With The 'Dragon Tattoo': David Fincher & The Cast On Charlie Rose, A New TV Spot & More

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 19, 2011 11:15 AM
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With "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” opening a day early (the first public screenings are on Tuesday December 20th at 7pm), the press machine is in full gear, getting the word out on this (second) adaptation of the world-wide bestseller.

Exclusive: David Fincher On Whether He’ll Direct The ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 17, 2011 5:23 PM
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Today I had the opportunity to sit down with filmmaker David Fincher, the director of “Seven,” “Fight Club” and his upcoming effort, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” which lands in theaters on December 21. Fincher recently cautioned to another journalist that he doesn’t answer questions in sound-bites, “they're sound-meals.” And the director, who talks at length in rolling, circuitous, but thoughtful and considered answers wasn’t kidding.

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Will Arrive One Day Earlier On December 20th, Starting At 7 PM

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • December 14, 2011 11:41 AM
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Considering the glut of movies being released over the holidays next week, we’re surprised more of them aren’t looking to give themselves a little distance before the next highly-anticipated picture comes crushing through their gate.

Review: David Fincher’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Is An Intense But Dispassionate Thriller

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 13, 2011 12:21 AM
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Looking at “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” it’s hard not to think of the dark thriller cum procedural as director David Fincher’s “The Departed." Notwithstanding both films being inspired by/remade from acclaimed foreign predecessors, Fincher and Scorsese alike seem to be saying with them, “You wanted me to do this kind of movie? Well, here it is, motherfuckers.”

'Tanner Hall' Filmmakers Talk Directing Rooney Mara In Her First Leading Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 12:04 PM
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Getting a first feature off the ground if no easy feat, but couple that with making a movie centered entirely around the perspective of four young women, and you've got a mountain to climb. "Tanner Hall" marks the debut outing of filmmakers Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg, not only did they beat the odds, they also managed to luck into a dream cast. Even though stories about women are difficult to finance, not only did the directing pair get their story told, but they rounded up a cast that includes current "it girl" Rooney Mara, Brie Larson, Amy Sedaris and in a surprising dramatic (and partially comedic) turn, Chris Kattan. With the film arriving on DVD and BluRay this week, we caught up with the filmmakers to talk about the movie, and the talent Lisbeth Salander showed in her first leading role.

Rooney Mara Dresses Up As Alex From 'A Clockwork Orange'; David Fincher Says Lisbeth Salander Iconic Like Jesus, Dracula Or Batman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2011 10:54 AM
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No, it's not Halloween, but given the amount of black you'll be seeing on screen (and soon in stores, more on that in a second), you might be forgiven for forgetting it's Christmas. And while the mistletoe is being hung with care, Sony are going to be dropping something a little bit nasty in your stocking in form of "The Girl With The Dragon Tatto," and in case you've been living under rock, the film will mark the arrival of Rooney Mara.

National Board Of Review Gives Best Picture & Director To 'Hugo'; Tilda Swinton & George Clooney Take Acting Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 4:14 PM
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David Fincher Jokes "Too Much Anal Rape" May Sink Oscar Chances Of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 15, 2011 11:07 AM
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Of all the potential Oscar heavyhitters, none remains a more tantalizing X-factor than David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Based on a novel by Stieg Larsson beloved by literary enthusiasts and book clubs the nation over, it has a reasonably large chance of being a box office titan and a serious awards contender, even if nobody has seen it yet. But if there's one person that remains skeptical about the film's Oscar chances, it's Fincher himself. In this week's Entertainment Weekly cover story (partially excerpted online), he jokes that “There’s too much anal rape in this movie” to secure major nominations.

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