Trailers can ruin an entire movie. Two-minutes clips stringing together a film's funniest moments or biggest thrills can suck the life out of a soon-to-be-released flick. Knowing that, it's hard to imagine a director cutting together eight whole minutes of his upcoming movie and yet managing to leave the audience feeling as if they haven't seen everything.
David Fincher has done that with the latest, extra-long trailer for his upcoming murder mystery "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The clip, which first premiered in front of select screenings of "Straw Dogs" back in September, is now available for everyone to watch through iTunes. The trailer follows closely to the four-minute trailer that hit the Net recently, but expands on almost every element contained in that trailer.
What the clip does is essentially puts all the pieces of the complicated narrative onto the board in a streamlined version, setting up both the story lines around Daniel Craig's Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara's Lisbeth Salander, and how they come together. It stays with scenes from previous trailers for a longer amount of time, giving the audience a better feel for what to expect when the movie opens on December 21.
In addition to expanding upon the story elements and characters we've already seen, the trailer offers the first look at Joely Richardson's character, Anita Vanger. The preview also makes extensive use of the highly anticipated score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who are reteaming with Fincher after their critically praised collaboration on the director's last film, "The Social Network."
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