Making Blockbusters in Sweden: The Scandinavian vs. the Hollywood Approach

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Making Blockbusters in Sweden: The Scandinavian vs. the Hollywood Approach

The first film installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2009) is most probably the single most successful Scandinavian feature ever in attracting audiences to the global box office. Paradoxically, however, it can be argued that the film comes out of a domestic production environment that – with the exception of the boom in the production of crime film serials during the last two decades – has been in decline ever since the introduction of television in the 1950s and film support in the 1960s. In this paper, the industrial, infrastructural and financial background to both the abovementioned film, as well as David Fincher’s Hollywood version The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), shot on somewhat the same locations and with a partly Swedish crew and cast, will be briefly conferred and examined.

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Authors
  • Olof Hedling
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Arts

Keywords

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Scandinavian film production, blockbusters, filmed literature, Scandinavian crime
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusUnpublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventNECS The Lisbon Conference “Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory” , - Lisbon
Duration: 2012 Jun 212012 Jun 23

Conference

ConferenceNECS The Lisbon Conference “Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory” ,
Period2012/06/212012/06/23

Related projects

Olof Hedling

2007/01/012010/12/31

Project: Research

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