Looking For Lisbeth
I enjoyed Stieg Larsson’s three novels, now called the Millenium Trilogy. I even found the Swedish television version to be acceptable, even if it could be confusing to someone not familiar with the story. Casting of novels is always a crapshoot, because one develops a mental image of characters from the description. The choice for Lisbeth was a bit better looking than I had imagined, but Noomi Rapace did a great job portraying this unique character. Few actresses can tell a story with their facial expressions, but she pulled it off.
Being stubborn, I will not pay money to see the Hollywood version of the first novel. I do not like the way the movie industry treats novels: too much is changed to attract people to the “box office”. A bit in a number papers reminded my of this, even if they made the correct decision. It was still disappointed that Hollywood rejected Noomi, because she was not well-known. Dumb move. I have my prejudices against this film, especially since it is directed by the guy that did such a bad job on The Social Network. In the article, he claims to have searched the world for the right actress: he must not have noticed Noomi!
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.