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A movie that involves a female hacker? Sign us up.

Posted By Deborah Lee On Mar 15, 2012 @ 3:04 pm In Arts | Comments Disabled

For those of you who are late to discover Stieg Larsson’s [1] popular Millennium trilogy (we hope you bought the ultra deluxe platinum box set [2]), Superb [3] will be showing David Fincher’s film adaptation of the first novel , “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” [4] on March 16 in Wheeler Auditorium. If you have a busy schedule but are desperate to marvel at Daniel Craig’s sculpted face Fincher’s beautiful cinematographic skills, don’t fret! Superb will be having two screenings- the first at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.

The film has been well received by critics with a solid 87 percent aggregated score on Rotten Tomatoes [5]. For those curious about how Fincher’s version compares with the Swedish adaptation [6], directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Roger Ebert (the king of film critics) offers an insightful analysis in his review [7] of the U.S. film. He notes that Fincher is a more “assured director”, but the Swedish film has a “certain earnest directness that seemed to raise the stakes.”

Overall, the movie certainly appears to be worth a watch. Plus, tickets are cheaper than regular theater prices: $3 for students with Cal IDs and $5 general admission.

Side note: let’s all gaze at the beauty of Superb’s sophisticated new website [3]. Hold on, we need to wipe a tear.

Double side note: be sure to check out David Fincher’s [8] previous films such as the acclaimed “Se7en” [9] (1995) or “Fight Club [10]” (1999). They are classics. However, we give you permission to pretend that “Panic Room” doesn’t exist. It was just his off day, okay?

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[1] Stieg Larsson’s: http://stieglarsson.net/

[2] box set: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stieg-larssons-millennium-trilogy-deluxe-boxed-set-stieg-larsson/1100742785

[3] Superb: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~superb/

[4] “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,”: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~superb/?p=558

[5] Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_girl_with_the_dragon_tattoo/

[6] Swedish adaptation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132620/

[7] review: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111219/REVIEWS/111219982

[8] David Fincher’s: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/david_fincher/

[9] Se7en”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4YV2_TcCoE

[10] “Fight Club: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXWAEX2jlg

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