The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg LarssonHarriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
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The Making of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a psychological crime thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and with a screenplay by Steven Zaillian. Starring Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander , it tells the story of Blomkvist's investigation to find out what happened to a woman from a wealthy family who disappeared 40 years prior. He recruits the help of Salander, a computer hacker. Sony Pictures Entertainment began development on the film in It took the company a few months to obtain the rights to the novel, while recruiting Zaillian and David Fincher. The casting process for the lead roles was exhaustive and intense; Craig faced scheduling conflicts, and a number of actresses were sought for the role of Lisbeth Salander.
Sign in. A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years. Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. 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; 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. In Stockholm, Mikael Blomkvist is a leftist journalist who's lost a libel case brought by a right-wing industrialist who set him up.
This article is about the novel. Not to be confused with The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo. Facing professional disgrace and jail time, Blomkvist steps down from his position on the magazine's board of directors, despite strong objections from his longtime friend, occasional lover, and business partner Erika Berger. Blomkvist accepts the assignment — unaware yet that Vanger has commissioned a comprehensive investigation into Blomkvist's personal and professional history, to be carried out by the gifted private investigator Lisbeth Salander. On the tiny island of Hedeby , several hours from Stockholm, Blomkvist visits Vanger at his estate.
Larsson spoke of an incident which he said occurred when he was he stood by as three men gang raped an acquaintance of his named Lisbeth. Days later, racked with guilt for having done nothing to help her, he begged her forgiveness—which she refused to grant. - Sign in. No host?
Mikael Blomkvist is an intrepid investigative reporter in Stockholm, Sweden, who has been convicted of libel against Hans-Erik Wennerstrom, a powerful business mogul. Following his trial, Blomkvist is determined to clear his name. After getting a mysterious phone call from a lawyer representing Henrik Vanger, the well-respected retired CEO of Vanger Corporation, Blomkvist meets with Vanger and learns of the mysterious disappearance 40 years earlier of Vanger's year-old grand-niece, Harriet Vanger. Blomkvist accepts the business proposition that Vanger offers him: In return for trying to solve the mystery surrounding Harriet's disappearance, Vanger will provide Blomkvist generous financial compensation in addition to proof that Wennerstrom is a crook. While Blomkvist becomes involved with the dysfunctional Vanger clan, we meet Lisbeth Salander. Salander is a year-old hacker with a photographic memory and a dragon tattoo.
People couldn't get enough of the edgy-but-damaged Lisbeth Salander and her mission to destroy the men who once tried to destroy her. Safe to say, it was a story well before its time…. However, as the years ticked by, a sequel to the film based on Larsson's second book in the franchise, The Girl Who Played with Fire , was stalled. Now, on Nov. While the heart of the story has always appealed to audiences across the globe, behind the scenes, the fight to get this franchise to American audiences has been one of great turmoil.