I haven't read Stieg Larsson's blockbuster novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but Herald Book Editor (and film reviewer) Connie Ogle has. So it made more sense for her to interview director Niels Arden Oplev about his film adaptation, which opens in South Florida on Friday.
The story is a great read and touches on everything from the changes the story underwent on the way to the screen to the film's most gruesome scene, which led some people to send me angry e-mails after they saw the film at the Miami Film Festival last month based on my three-and-a-half star review.
"`In the U.K. and the U.S. there's been a stronger reaction about the rape scene than there has been in Europe,'' Oplev says. "Certain critics, both male and female, seem to have gotten thrown off by the graphic violence against Lisbeth. They've not really understood the rape scene is made to make the audience uncomfortable. It's of vital importance to me that it not be entertaining."
Check out Connie's story here.