|5 Things We Learned from Watching the Dragon Tattoo Press Conference|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Friday, 09 December 2011 06:08|
Yes, after yesterday's epic trailer, there's ANOTHER video of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This time, it's a video of the Dragon Tattoo press conference in Stockholm.
And once again, it's amazing that I'm still excited about seeing more of the film - even after watching a whole 8 minutes of the ruddy thing.
Talking to media folks in Sweden, David Fincher, Rooney Mara and Stellan Skarsgard spoke about the making of Fincher's Dragon Tattoo adaptation. Here are 5 things we learned from the Dragon Tattoo press conference:
1. Rooney Mara Is a Coat Hanger
"My casting rules are simple," says Fincher. "You're looking for someone to hang a character on."
2. Lisbeth Salander Is the Next Tony Hawks
"I was thrown into it quite fast," Rooney Mara explains of her sudden casting as the novel's hacker heroine. "There was a lot of physical work... The motorcycle training. The skateboarding. The kickboxing." Skateboarding? If we get to see her pull a 50-50 grind and a heel-flip on the Stockholm streets, I am so there. (I'm also now hoping for a Tony Hawks-style video game franchise.)
3. David Fincher Does 40 Takes of Each Shot
Stellan Skarsgard explains how the shoot lasted a whole year and why it felt like it went on forever. "When I met David, he said "This is not going to be fun." He went "I do 40 takes of each set up..." But when you work with David, you feel that you try to get further in each take." 40 takes of Swedish bum rape? That's pretty hardcore workmanship.
4. Sweden Is Exotic
"For me, it was in this exotic place..." says Fincher. All that Swedish bum rape has probably gone to his head.
5. There's a Bit of Lisbeth in All of Us
"That feeling of being marginalised or held back by people in a position of power," comments Mara, "people can relate to that." I certainly can. Well, that's my excuse for my tattoo of The Moomins, anyway.
Read on to watch the full video of the Dragon Tattoo press conference.
For more Stieg Larsson goodness, check out the 8 minute Dragon Tattoo trailer - or head this way to see some new stills.
You can now head this way to read our David Fincher Dragon Tattoo review.