Making of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Racing to beat the clock as he was finishing "The Social Network," David Fincher explains why he cast Rooney Mara, how he and Steven Zaillian cut 350 pages out of Stieg Larsson's novel and why Weather.com was one of the first places his team went for research.
From the very start, the clock was ticking, steadily, relentlessly, inexorably. Some movies -- actually, most movies -- take years to make their way through Hollywood's labyrinthine development process, then spend many more months before cameras and in postproduction before finally hitting the screen. But David Fincher's hard-edge adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was not one of those films.
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