The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The film starts at the trial of Mikael Blomkvist, a proprietor of and

top column ist for a substantial magazine titled 'Millennium'. The claim against him is a p hony libel suit brought by an influential but dishonest Swedish businessman, Han s-Erik Wennerstrom. Co-incidentally, a different rich Swede, Henrik Vanger is also interested in Blo mkvist, but he wants him to assist him to look for his long-lost niece, Harriet who had vanished forty years previously at the age of 16. In order to find out w hether Blomkvist is fit for the job, he took on Lisbeth Salander, a computer hac ker, to check up on him. Lisbeth is an odd girl who is under state legal guardianship, because she had be en sectioned. She is appointed a new guardian but he rapes her and steals her mo ney. She Tasers and blackmails him in revenge. This functions to mould her chara cter In exchange for his help, Vanger offers Blomkvist damning evidence against Wenne rstrom. Blomkvist does not have lots of time to get himself acquitted on appeal, before his magazine has to pay substantial damages and Blomkvist has to go to p rison. Blomkvist and Salander begin working together, albeit uncomfortably in th e beginning, to solve the film's two foremost issues. Later on in the motion picture's 158 minute length, the pair goes on to solve te ns of previously unsolved murders going back to the Second World War. The plot i s never sluggish even for such a long film. It comes well-recommended. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a masterful oeuvre of narrative, set in motio n by Steven Zaillian's excellent script and moulded with precision by Fincher. The movie stars Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Sala nder and recounts the story of a man's assignment to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for forty years, and who might have been murdered . The motion picture was nominated for five Academy Awards, including one for Ro oney Mara for Best Actress, and one for Best Film Editing. Mara has been given acclaim for her performance, with Entertainment Weekly calli ng her a "revelation" going on to state that "Mara acts with a quiet power - a r age chilled into silence - that is almost ghostly". Daniel Craig has also been given critical acclaim for his portrayal of Mikael Bl omkvist, who was described by David Germain of the Associated Press "as an ancho r of cool rationality and judiciousness." Germain gave the film a 3.5/4 rating. Scott Tobias of The A.V. Club gave the film a "B+" rating. He also praised the c hemistry between Mara and Craig. The soundtrack was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who had previously collaborated with Fincher for the soundtrack of The Social Network. Reznor and Ross' band How to Destroy Angels also supply two songs to the soundtrack: A cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" (with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Ye ahs on vocals), which plays during the title sequence, and one of Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough", which plays during the closing credits. The film was released on December 20, 2011 in North America. The London premiere was on December 12, 2011, and the motion picture was released on Boxing Day in Great Britain. Owen Jones, the author of this article writes on quite a lot of subjects, but is

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