Review: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

In a famous interview, John Lennon said, “I’m an artist, and if you give me a tuba, I’ll bring you something out of it.” Aside from being paraphrased and reinvigorated by Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed, the line delineates why the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a success: director David Fincher is the artist, and the Stieg Larsson novel is the tuba.

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