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"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" blu-ray to have four hours of Special Features
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March 20th will see the home media release of David Fincher’s successful adaption of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and much like last year’s release of Academy Award-winning “The Social Network”, Academy Award-nominated “Dragon Tattoo” will also see an extensive release of special features.

As previously reported, the film will be available as a 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra Violet combo pack, and thanks to both Fincher and David Prior, a second disc in the combo pack will be reserved for over 260 minutes of extras.

Included in the special features are various featurettes including the Casting and Look of Salander, Salander Test Footage, Dressing Blomkvist, Picture Wrap, In the Cutting Room, the making of the “Immigrant Song” title sequence, and even a 6-minute featurette on Irene Nesser.

In addition to various behind-the-scenes featurettes, the extras will also include 7 T.V. spots and the Hard Copy segment report on Harriet Vanger, both of which are sure to spark bouts of nostalgia for followers of Mouth-Taped-Shut.

Here is the full list of special features:

Keep reading

In Vogue Living Sept/October 2011, David Prior paid tribute to Chez Panisse on its 40th birthday, tracing the evolution of how what began as an improbable, romantic neighbourhood café became the cradle of a revolution still transforming the way we eat.

Each day, produce of foraged blossoms, ABOVE, whichever vegetable is star on the menu that day  is hand-delivered to the kitchen, having been picked hours earlier on local farms.

From ‘Organic Uprising’, a story on page 63 of Vogue Living Sept/Oct 2011 and published on our blog here.

Photo by Eric Wolfinger.


Behind the Scenes of the Girl in the Fireplace (Part 3)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s behind-the-scenes article in DWM #370

Never work with children or animals. If you thought a metal dog and a gaggle of school children were hard work, you should try timing Arthur’s entrance in Scene 17 with David’s line about meeting a horse! It’s proving much, much easier said than done. “We’ll just keep running til we get this,” insists Euros [Lyn, director], “so no chatter on set, please.”

The seventh take goes as badly as the sixth. Arthur ignores the script completely, clicking his teeth loudly as he waits in the wings (”Can we get him some teeth that fit?” wonders David), and entering way too soon.

“Did you see me flinch?” exclaims Noel. “I thought it was gonna bite my hand off!”

“If the horse could have a slightly later cue,” requests Euros, “cos Rose and Mickey would’ve heard it clip-clopping. And Billie, Noel, your timing on the dialogue was, er… bad.”

“Say it as it is,” chuckles Billie.

Other parts of this photoset:  [ one ] [ two ] [ three ] [ four ]
Other behind-the-scenes photosets are available here