Random thoughts while watching “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo” (2011), having already seen the 2009- trilogy, and also having had several adult beverages
"I am on welfare, I do not administer it."
Is Harriet supposed to look like Rooney Mara?
I have a man crush on David Fincher, Christopher Plummer, and Daniel Craig. Mostly the first two.
That was the longest “I don’t have a signal” scene I have ever seen.
I don’t mind winter, but I have no desire to live in Sweden.
Is it possible for Stellan Skarsgård to not look like a villain anymore?
Blomkvist is impeccably dressed for a journalist. I guess that’s what happens when you’re Daniel Craig.
The aforementioned man crush also applies to Trent Reznor. Boy howdy
None of these jerks except Lisbeth have their Mac OS X Dock set up to auto-hide, neither is it on the left or right side of the screen, where it belongs.
Apparently Swedish ambulances are Smart cars.
I think half of the Stellan Skarsgård thing is that gravelly voice.
I didn’t realize Sosumi was still a system sound.
I kind of wish I still needed glasses just so I could not wear them around one ear. Wear them only around one ear? Whichever. Maybe both.
"Like an IKEA table." Burn.
I will never hear Enya the same way again.
Pretty sure I need to get some bearer bonds.
Ray Bradbury died at the age of 91 today. He has long been the benchmark by which I judge any science fiction, and most short stories. Some highlights of my favorites:
- "The Small Assassin" still gives me the creeps even though I haven’t read it since high school, and as I get older I find it to be an absolutely fascinating take on postpartum depression.
- "The Scythe" takes the same core idea of the show "Dead Like Me," but takes it from a small, intimate vignette to a global scale by capitalizing on the universality of emotion.
- "No Particular Night or Morning" deals with loneliness and existentialism in a way for which space travel is uniquely suited.
- Fahrenheit 451. ‘Nuff said.