December 20th, 2011 → 6:58 am @ // No Comments

“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I’m hearing a lot of (positive) hype about the new (U.S.) version of the movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  It may indeed be a good movie, but I know already that I am disappointed they did not cast Lisbeth as she is described in the book.  In the book she is 4’10” tall – quite little, and quite fierce.  I was sort of looking forward to a movie with a star character as little (and as fierce?) as me, but I guess not this time…


4 Comments → “Lisbeth Salander”


  1. Chris Clark

    10 years ago

    From what one of my employees said, you might like the Swedish version better anyway. It’s supposed to be closer to the book.

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    • Lea

      10 years ago

      I’ve been meaning to rent the Swedish version…now I’ll definitely have to!

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  2. marybindc

    10 years ago

    I meant to comment on this ages ago. The book takes such care in physically describing Salander, and reinforcing that description, that to have someone that was a half-inch over 4’11” is missing the point. Seems like they could have found someone who could fit the physical description AND be able to act the part. I was also disappointed in their selection.

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    • Lea

      10 years ago

      I agree. I thought the person they chose was more like 5’3″, which is way off. But either way, I agree. Too bad we’re not hollywood producers. 😉

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