It's amazing to think that the makeup team could take a girl as beautiful as Rooney Mara from this:
I didn't know much about the movie or the books that proceeded it before seeing it last night, but apparently it's the beginning of the trilogy that makes up the "Millennium" Series. The story behind the author and how the whole thing came together is quite interesting as well.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original title in Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor – "Men Who Hate Women") is an award-winning crime novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as the "Millennium series".
At his death in November 2004, Larsson left the three unpublished novels that make up the trilogy. They became posthumous best-sellers in several European countries as well as in the United States. Larsson witnessed the gang rape of a young girl when he was 15. He never forgave himself for failing to help the girl, whose name was Lisbeth – like the young main character of his books, herself a rape victim, which inspired the theme of sexual violence against women in his books.
Larsson wrote about three-quarters of a fourth novel before his sudden death in November 2004. His partner, Eva Gabrielsson, is in possession of the notebook computer with the manuscript but does not own the rights to Larsson's work. This is because Larsson, in an attempt to protect Gabrielsson from the people he was investigating in real life (Swedish Neo-Nazis and racists), never married and wrote his will without any witness (thus making it invalid according to Swedish law). Thus, at his death, it is his family that ended with the succession. Outlines or manuscripts for one or two more books may exist.
I've always believed that things that are meant to inspire, things that are meant for the greater good, things that are meant to impact people in a positive way, can never be stopped. Meaning that they will come to light no matter what the opposition or the circumstances that they face. Sure it may take time, it can take years, but eventually things that are meant to be seen, heard, or read, those things will eventually be appreciated for what they are, they way they were intended to be.