Book vs Movie the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The 2011 adaptation, by David Fincher, a director known for making fast pace thrillers prefers to convey the important parts of the movie through silence.
For describing the locale and scenes
In the book every scene and locale is explained thoroughly through the means of words. But in the movie the Director chooses silence over words and gives the viewer opportunity to frame things in his mind on his own way.
Right at the beginning of the movie silence is used to show the locale of where the events of the story take place. The scene of winter season, snow all around, the sound of the freezing wind blowing was enough to tell about the locale.
The decorated houses, the happiness prevailed spoke for the Christmas season and the on goings of the millennium.
When Blomkvist visits Henrik’s house for the first time there is a considerable pause in the scene just to give the audience a view of the place where Blomkvist was about to go. The silence explained his feelings, his perplexion at that moment.
In a similar fashion the happenings of the bar where Lisbeth goes at the beginning were explained just like that.
Henrik’s flashbacks were a great source of information. They spoke a lot about the island, its inhabitants and the happenings of the past. Through those flashbacks the entire Vanger family was introduced.
Blomkvist’s early morning strolls, Lisbeth’s wanderings also proved helpful in adding a different prospect to a scene’s use.
To give an insight into the Characters It’s always said “actions speak louder than words”. And so was that that the director used the character’s actions to define itself rather someone telling about it.
To start with, in the beginning when Lisbeth’s entry takes place, there were very few words spoken (none by Lisbeth).Her employer says “she is different” and at the same time she is shown with that…...

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