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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Commentary 1: Director David Fincher Rating:7.9/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by rodge1138 on December 8th, 2013:Find all reviews by rodge1138
Very informative, he talks us through all aspects of making this film and talks at length about the actors and how he and they work.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on January 20th, 2016:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Yet another superb and fascinating Fincher commentary.
All aspects of production are covered. His casting decisions I found particularly interesting.
It's more serious in tone to his previous commentaries, but the film itself is possibly his most serious film to date, so it feels appropriate.
Reviewed by grimjack on April 14th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
An easy 10 out of 10 for me. This is an excellent piece from start to end. 2 hrs 43 minutes with less than 15 that arent very interesting and add to our understanding and enjoyment of the film.

He goes over difficulties of translating the book, knowing that it was already a successful Swedish film, and having to film in Sweden where they treat the main character as culturally important.

Fincher points out lots of minor CGI that we arent supposed to notice. And lots of tiny details important to the background of the characters that we wouldnt notice while watching the film.

He admits to, and talks about why he is glad he used so many multiple takes, points out times the 16th or 25th take turned out to be the best.

He actually explains the actors motivations and personal touches a lot more than I am used to Fincher doing. He gives the impression that several of the actors brought something to the film that he had not seen on the page, and he knows they made his film better.

With some of the more graphic scenes, he goes over how different decisions were decided upon, to show what he wanted but be comfortable with the censors. Even with the various murder photos that we only see for part of a second.

You get the feeling that while rewatching the film, he is genuinely overjoyed with how it came out. Not that he didnt expect it to be great, but it still exceeded his expectations. He makes no apologies for an almost 3 hour, 5 act film, as no part could be taken away without lessening the experience of watching it.