Posts Tagged ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

The Great SXSW 2010 Preview Dump: Festival Favorites, Part 2

March 11, 2010

Is Sundance a little out of your price range, but a Greyhound bus ticket to Austin can be accommodated? Than Festival Favorites is the category for you. Here are the highlights of festivals gone have been cherry-picked … well, perhaps combine-harvested is closer to the truth. Still, all the way from Cannes comes the celebrated Kynodontas; there’s the hit Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-seller; and finally Last Train Home might make you a little more appreciative of the Austin bus terminal. Click on the titles for trailers where available.

Read our SXSW Headliners Preview.
Read the first part of our SXSW Spotlight Premieres preview.
Read the second part of our SXSW Spotlight Premieres preview.
Read our SXSW Narrative Features Competition preview.
Read our SXSW Documentary Features Competition preview.
Read the first part our SXSW Emerging Visions preview.
Read the second part our SXSW Emerging Visions preview.
Read our SXSW Lone Star States preview.
Read our SXSW 24 Beats Per Second preview.
Read our SXSW SW Global preview.
Read the first part of our SXSW Festival Favorites preview.

How to Fold a Flag

What happens when the war is over? With the impressive Iraqi war documentaries Gunner Palace and The Prisoner to their credit, Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein decided to find out. They follow four soldiers picking up the pieces after life on the firing line. Their post-war ambitions range from Jon Powers’ quest for a seat in Congress to achieving glory in the cage fighting ring.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Basquiat began his artistic life as “SAMO,” the graffiti philosopher of the 1980s New York downtown scene. He ended it with a needle in his arm, having alienated many of his friends and deciding that money was the only measure of artistic success. Music video director, Beastie Boy spouse and onetime Basquiat pal Tamra Davis tells the artistic poster boy’s story.


Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy Ripe for Cinematic Exploitation

March 21, 2009

girl-with-the-dragon-tattooWhen he wasn’t infiltrating and uncovering fascist tendencies in Sweden, investigative journalist Stieg Larsson was working on a series of mysteries. In 2004, the 50-year-old writer died of a heart attack. In his first novel, Män som hatar kvinnor/Men Who Hate Women, a young anarchic hacker and political journalist teamed up to uncover the really horrid secrets of a Swedish banking dynasty. As The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the page-turner became an international bestseller and its two sequels in the so-called “Millennium” trilogy (named after the writer’s scrappy magazine) look set to follow. Now Variety is reporting that following the success of the cinematic version of Män som hatar kvinnor/Men Who Hate Women in Scandinavia, all three novels are coming to the big screen.

Here’s a trailer certain to warm the cockles of any fan of girls on motorcycles and Swedish dynasties with skeletons in the closet. More info after the beauteous jump!