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The girl with the dragon tattoo [adaptation] by dir. by

The girl with thedragon tattoo

I haven’t read any of the book in the Millenium series, nor have I seen the Swedish version of this film. So I can’t comment on how well or not this adapts the source material. I will say that it is a good film. It isn’t a film that I would say that I particularly enjoyed though, the story isn’t

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The Golden Compass [based on the book] by dir. by

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I read, and really enjoyed, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials a while back, so I was really looking forward to this film, the first of three. Unfortunately it just isn’t very good. It should be. The story is a wonderful one, Kidman and Craig are fantastic, although Craig isn’t really on screen for all that long, and Dakota Blue Richards

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Casino Royale [based on book] by dir. by

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based on the novel by Ian Fleming Before I saw this film I said that I would enjoy it, I just decided, spur of the moment type of thing that I would like it. And I’m glad to report that I didn’t have to lie to myself, because I did enjoy it. It isn’t perfect, it is too long and

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Renaissance dir. by

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It is 2054, Paris and a young woman has just been kidnapped. Karas, a police captain specialising in kidnapping is charged to find her, and to find her alive. The company she works for, Avalon, are very insistent that this researcher be found. But if I’m honest the plot isn’t really all that interesting. Run of the mill sci-fi detective

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Munich dir. by

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Based on the events that followed the terrorist attack on the Munich Olympic Games in 1972, this film has a lot of political baggage. There are those who see it as an example of anti-semitism. There are those who think it shows too much favour to the zionist cause. Whatever. Should it be examined based on topic, or on the

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