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10.09.2012 | | Posted at 11:56 AM

Kenneth Branagh is Wallender

By David Luhrssen
  The late Stieg Larsson is still Sweden’s crime writer with the widest global reputation, but he’s neither the only Swedish murder mystery author known beyond his homeland nor the only one whose work has been adapted for the screen. Henning Mankell’s novels have been turned into a British television series starring Kenneth Branagh. They have been running stateside on PBS’ �...
08.23.2010 | | Posted at 10:28 AM

Britains Dark Trilogy

By David Luhrssen
The series of Swedish films based on Stieg Larsson�s novels aren�t the only dark, made-for-TV trilogy of crime films from the northern rim of Europe where the sun retreats behind clouds for much of the year. Drawn from the novels of British expatriate author David Pearce, the �Red Riding� trilogy consists of the interlocked films 1974, 1980 and 1983. But in �Red Riding,� there is no Lisbeth Sala...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stieg Larsson’s mystery novel adapted for the big screen

The sound of the packing envelope being cut open is as loud and jarring as the breaking of bones. In the opening scene of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, an aging corporate baron, Henrik Vanger, tremblingly opens the package in the lonely elegance of his study. He can guess the contents, but cries softly anyway when he opens...