Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Apparently Dragons Are Scary

Hope everyone is having a good week.  We're about to be hit by ANOTHER ice storm.  Wherever you are be safe!

I know a lot of people a fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  I've seen it blogged about several times and it's been a best seller for ages.  I've never gotten around to reading it, but a few nights ago I was looking for a movie to watch and lo and behold, there it was on Netflix instant.  It's 2:30am and I get myself comfortably situated and set up for some Swedish cinema.  Now, can anyone see the problem with watching this movie in the middle of the night WITH NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE PLOT!?   Yea, there was some mental scarring.

Don't get me wrong.  I loved the film and I don't regret watching it.  I just wish I had a warning so I could have had a safety blanket and a tub of cookie dough ice cream on hand.  European cinema is way more graphic than American.  I know they're doing an American remake of the film, but even with a "R" rating they'll have to edit it way down.  The funny thing is I almost went to this movie on a date a few months ago- so glad that didn't pan out!

Seeing that movie has altered my reading plans for the week ahead.  At first I was considering downloading Anne Calhoun's new e-book Under His Hand.  I really loved Liberating Lacey, so I'd like to read more of her work.  However, after my recent experience, I think it's understandable why I'm going to wait a week or two before reading a book which focuses on dominance and submission.

Instead I think I'm going to hunt down something entirely light and fluffy.  I'm sure I have something on my shelves, but any good suggestions are welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Last night I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I don't know what to make of it. It was thought provoking and hair raising, but some lurid scenes made me wonder: If I don't turn away--indeed, if I don't stop the movie--does this mean that I'm a voyeur? I think the answer is, yes. It's instinctual to want to watch, but I'm still mulling over why.

    What was truly surprising was the casting of Peter Haber, the actor who played Martin, the plot's bad guy. This is because Haber played another Martin on a long-running Swedish TV series--Martin Beck, the "good guy" fictional police detective. Haber's turn as Martin Vanger in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a mesmerizing shocker for avid fans of Martin Beck. more.distant.still