The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo : Must Watch Movie

I finally watched the English version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo yesterday and what a movie it was! For those of you who still haven't heard of it, it is based on a best selling Swedish crime novel of the same name by Steig Larrson and was made into a Swedish film in 2009 which was a huge hit and widely acclaimed.  The story is extremely interesting, essentially a suspense thriller where Rooney Mara really steals the show as she plays the title role of the fiercely unconventional and darkly kooky Lisbeth Salander.

The film stars also stars Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and tells the story of a man's mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 40 years, and who may have been murdered. Rooney Mara has done a brilliant job in the role of an androgynous, asocial, bisexually active loner who makes a living as a computer hacker. Her appearance has been drastically altered to fit into the character of the chain smoking biker babe. The sweet faced pixie-like Mara had her eyebrows bleached, her hair chopped with sides shaved , her hair dyed black and her lip, brow, nose, and nipple pierced for the role. The film is nominated for five Academy Awards, including one for Rooney Mara for Best Actress. So go watch it now!

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This is stale news by now but H&M made an entire clothing line for the movie in collaboration with the film's costume designer Trish Summerville. As expected, it is based on the film's dark goth-punk styled heroine. The collection is edgy with the color palette being black, grey, worn white or dark red,  The 30-piece collection has the dark urban feel that defines her character, with some fabulous looking leather jackets, hoodies, slouchy vests, skinny jeans, leather trousers and cool battered baseball boots. I personally love punk and goth influences so I really like the collection.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo H&M Collection