The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Daniel Craig is in the woods scouting around, he is shot at by a hunter's rifle. The impact of the bullet is near a tree or pole, over his left shoulder. He ducks to the right. It appears the shot missed him. When he appears back in the frame, it looks like his left temple is nicked. In the next scene Lisbeth is using dental floss to stitch up his right temple which is bleeding.


Correction: Daniel Craig is actually standing in-line, if not barely in front of, the pole/tree, from the camera's/audiences perspective. We can say when he turns his head camera left in this scene that his head is dissecting the pole. The shot actually comes from camera left. It nicks/grazes Daniel Craig's right temple when his head is slightly turned camera left and then hits the pole/tree. We can say it comes from camera left because the location of the family members homes is established earlier in the movie and as we know by the end it was Stellan Skarsgard's character who took the shot.

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Lisbeth Salander: He's had a long standing sexual relationship with his co-editor of the magazine. Sometimes he performs cunnilingus. Not often enough. In my opinion.
Dirch Frode: Well, you were right not to include that.
Lisbeth Salander: I know.



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In the coffee shop scene at the beginning, the cashier/server who waits on Daniel Craig is the daughter of Michael Nyqvist, the actor who played Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish version of this film.