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Morpheo's Avatar Morpheo 05:06 PM 02-13-2012
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Way passed Hannibal Lecter standards IMO.

And yet, as much I like Enya (and I do like Enya!) nothing can beat the Goldberg Variations in Silence of the Lambs...
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RVonse's Avatar RVonse 05:17 PM 02-13-2012
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And yet, as much I like Enya (and I do like Enya!) nothing can beat the Goldberg Variations in Silence of the Lambs...

What really hit the chord with me is that Enya music is such a relaxing piece and then he puts on right before the anticipation of the major blood works! Might as well be feeling at peace while you whack away.
lou99's Avatar lou99 04:53 PM 03-05-2012
"This version just seemed incoherent, demanding the audience to have prior knowledge of what was going on (and most people probably had this prior knowledge)."

Actually, most people don't have this knowledge
Morpheo's Avatar Morpheo 05:45 PM 03-05-2012
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What really hit the chord with me is that Enya music is such a relaxing piece and then he puts on right before the anticipation of the major blood works! Might as well be feeling at peace while you whack away.

yes, that and the use of the most effective artistic tool yet: contrast. That's what makes Enya so powerful in TGWTDT, or Bach in SOTL...
gwsat's Avatar gwsat 08:10 PM 03-05-2012
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This version just seemed incoherent, demanding the audience to have prior knowledge of what was going on (and most people probably had this prior knowledge).

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Actually, most people don't have this knowledge

Why would you assume that most people didn't have knowledge of the story going into this film? After all, it was preceded by three novels and an earlier film; the protagonist in all of them was Lisbeth Salander. None of us can read minds, of course, but Shaded Dogfood's assumption that most people did have prior knowledge of what was going on in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake seems entirely reasonable, even probable.
lou99's Avatar lou99 08:42 PM 03-05-2012
What I mean is... the numbers of people who "Read for pleasure" is very low in the US...and continues to decline over time.

For example, surveys conducted in 2003 show:

-one-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
-42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
-80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book for pleasure that year.

It's safe to say that the majority of movie goers did not read the series. Maybe if we were talking about Harry Potter ....

More: http://www.nea.gov/research/toread.pdf
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/a...r_pleasure.pdf

Crazy eh.
Dean Roddey's Avatar Dean Roddey 10:00 PM 03-05-2012
According to US government stats, there were 3.1 *billion* books sold in the US in 2008. The US population is something like 300M. If 80 percent of families represents about 80% of the population, then that would be about 60 million people left in the book buying population. Presumably say a third of those are children, so make it 40 million actual book buying people left. That would mean that each of them would have had to buy 77.5 books.

Seems a bit high to me.

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/...b/infocomm.pdf
MovieSwede's Avatar MovieSwede 10:49 PM 03-05-2012
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According to US government stats, there were 3.1 *billion* books sold in the US in 2008.

Books sold and books read are not the same thing.
lou99's Avatar lou99 07:43 AM 03-06-2012
The best selling book is the king James bible with over 6mil. Also, 57% of all books started are never finished. Sad...
adpayne's Avatar adpayne 09:11 AM 03-06-2012
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According to US government stats, there were 3.1 *billion* books sold in the US in 2008.

Does this figure include textboooks, and those purchased by libraries, etc?
lou99's Avatar lou99 09:17 AM 03-06-2012
I would answer but don't want to get banned for derailing the thread.. I'm sorry about that!
Aliens's Avatar Aliens 10:23 AM 03-06-2012
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The best selling book is the king James bible with over 6mil.

I think you meant 6 billion.

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Also, 57% of all books started are never finished. Sad...

Why is it sad? If I start a book and it doesn't keep my interest or I find it poorly written, I don't have a problem with putting it down and starting with something else. Unlike a movie, which generally runs an hour and a half to two hours, a book can take days to read. I'm not about to waste that amount of time if I'm not interested.


By The Numbers: 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'
lou99's Avatar lou99 10:25 AM 03-06-2012
I realized the typo when it was too late. Thanks.
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