roadtrip soundtrackThu, 12/29/2011
Rook and Cricket came with us to Yuko's parents' place, which means they serenaded us with a chorus of miserable meows. I think Cricket was mostly imitating Rook ... but Rook hates cars. Not a car cat, that one.
We saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Christmas. Not a very feel-good movie, but I liked it! Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig were both well cast, especially Mara - she really 'got' Lisbeth Salander. The movie itself is a big blur of snow and sexy coffee. And a warning: If you were uncomfortable with certain content in the book, you're not going to feel any better about it in the movie. We tried watching the Swedish version afterwards - a mistake. Salander is portrayed very conventionally pretty which seemed at odds with the text, and something about Blomkvist just didn't grab me ... he felt bland? There may have been some cultural nuance that escaped me, though. If you want to watch both, I'd recommend watching the Swedish version first.
That's all for us! Thanks for the sci-fi recommendations last week, I really appreciate it! Have a happy (and safe) New Year, see you on the other side!