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Red Band Trailer for Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Feel Bad Movie of Christmas

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 31, 2011 at 1:05AM

Columbia, with its red band trailer of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which has not been removed from YouTube, below), is selling edgy: "The feel bad movie of Christmas." Meanwhile, the trailer cuts together tantalizing glimpses of everyone in the movie--especially heroic leading man Daniel Craig-- but precious little of the girl we want to see and her dragon tattoo. Yes, there's a skinny naked torso as Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) takes off her shirt, and shots in the dark of a speeding cycle. At trailer's end, we get "she's coming," which cops to the fact that Salander is the draw here.
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Columbia, with its red band trailer of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which has not been removed from YouTube, below), is selling edgy: "The feel bad movie of Christmas." Meanwhile, the trailer cuts together tantalizing glimpses of everyone in the movie--especially heroic leading man Daniel Craig-- but precious little of the girl we want to see and her dragon tattoo. Yes, there's a skinny naked torso as Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) takes off her shirt, and shots in the dark of a speeding cycle. At trailer's end, we get "she's coming," which cops to the fact that Salander is the draw here.

But this trailer is a teaser, indeed. (Update: official green band version is now pasted below.)

[Photo of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander courtesy of W.]

This article is related to: Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Studios, Video, Marketing, David Fincher, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Thriller, Remake, Books, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics, Trailers


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