We wanted to shoot the scene where she’s plotting her revenge of Bjurman and I wanted the idea that her world literally gets turned upside down. And I like the idea of taking a techno dolly and just flying over the top of her head and seeing her face as you see her eyes darting around as she is lost in vindictive fantasy. - David Fincher (TGWTDT audio commentary)
Lisbeth Salander walks in: A small, pale, anorexic-looking waif in her early 20’s. Short black-dyed hair - pierced eyelid - tattoo of a wasp on her neck; probably several more under her black leather jacket - black t-shirt, black jeans, black Caterpillar boots.
Frode is only middlingly successful in concealing his initial reaction to her. This isn’t punk fashion. This is someone saying, “Stay the fuck away from me.”
There’s a wonderful Rooney moment coming up where she tells him that she understands exactly what is asked of her and she’s already committed it all to memory. And I love the way she just points at her head for a second like, “I got that.” And then when he insists that she take these papers, instead of resisting him anymore, she just takes them and then drops them on the nearest chair. [laughs] She did that to me, like, once or twice a day. -David Fincher (TGWTDT audio commentary)