Sa-weet Credit Sequence: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

I know I said that I’d post something on A Dangerous Method, Steve Jobs’ Biography, and Radiohead’s latest remix album – and I will – but had to write something about one of the coolest opening credit sequences I’ve seen in cinema in the past 10 years or so. I believe that Hitchcock and Bond films hold much of a ‘popular opening credit sequence consciousness’ for many cinephiles (any of Saul Bass’ design work on Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960) come to mind), but David Fincher’s opening to his recent remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo really exploits the artistry of the opening credit sequence with one heck of a score and mind-bending surreal imagery to match. It’s a definite assault on the senses and I love it!

I wasn’t oozing praise for the film shortly after seeing it. I mean, it’s good, but so was the original Swedish version and found the two to be very very similar. That comparison may be worth another post, but if you haven’t seen the film, at least watch the opening credits below. Enjoy!

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One thought on “Sa-weet Credit Sequence: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

  1. Les says:

    It’s also a very “masculine” opening, with a song that is known for it’s male singer, but has been reworked by a Karen O. It foreshadows the entire premise of the movie.

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