Lisbeth Salander: Trendsetter?

With spikes, tattoo, hoodie and cigarette at the ready, the hacker and underdog of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series is everywhere.. trendsetter against her own wishes? 

  • Noomi Rapace, left, as Lisbeth Salander and Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The film won the Orange British Academy Film Award for best film not in English.
  • The Hollywood produced Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opened in the U.S. on Dec. 21 and after four weeks ranked 33rd among the right now 100 highest grossing movies with close to $90 million in domestic sales.
    It may end up grossing as much overseas as it has domestically, with close to 50 million in sales and thus following the trend of movies bringing in more abroad than ever before.

  • Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig had to have fun during the shooting of the American version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”—the story and Sweden, where they shot it last winter, were too dark not to.
  • Lisbeth Salander the female character and girl with a dragon tattoo has come to life among fashion bloggers, magazines and the trendy… it seems a lot of people want 'to be' Lisbeth Salander.
    Swedish fashion giant H&M caught on early – released a Dragon Tattoo collection just in time for the movie. A handful of critics blamed H&M for popularizing rape but the collection sold out in ten minutes in New York and LA.

  • More Mara as Salander is in the plans despite disappointing domestic audiences (it ranks 51 in mid-January 2012, so far grossing close to $90 million in the U.S.) for the Hollywood version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
  • More info on H&M: H&M / Hennes & (Just don't expect to find the Salander collection anywhere!)

  • See also our recent film of Swedish crime writers on Swedish crime fiction. Nordstjernan meets crime writers Arne Dahl and the writing duo Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström at Barnes & Noble, New York in January, 2012.
    ".."bad persons also have good behavior, good persons have evil behavior and that's what we try to describe in our books," said Börge Hellström. Who can argue with Arne Dahl: "The time is over when you always confused Sweden with Switzerland."