311(more) About: Sweden, Stieg Larsson, Erik Hassle, Kjell Sundvall, ...
- Oct 13, 2009(This is a follow-up to my earlier message)
Here are some examples:
Millennium 3 - In English
It's finally here: After the huge success world-wide of his two first books, the third and final book of the Millennium series has now been released in English.
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest (by Stieg Larsson)
"Lisbet Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back."
Erik Hassle is the Swedish artist to watch for in 2009
His debut album brings many great elements together, including pop, rock, alternative, soul and synth. The singles "Hurtful" and "Don't Bring Flowers After I'm Dead" are already chart successes. Other gems on the album include "Wanna Be Loved" and "Back To Bed."
Listen to tracks online
Debutalbumet ute nu!
Innehåller singlarna HURTFUL & DON'T BRING FLOWERS
Swedish film Jägarna - now released with English subtitles
Here is some good news - and a golden opportunity to watch a great movie. A Swedish film that was originally only available with Finnish and Norwegian subtitles - has now been released with the original Swedish audio, and English subtitles.
"Jägarna" (The Hunters) is considered by many the best Swedish thriller since Wideberg's "Mannen på taket" (Man on the roof).
It is unfortunate for the English-speaking world that the politics at SF (Swedish Film) keep getting in the way of distributing great movies like "Arn" (The Knight Templar) and "Män som hatar kvinnor" (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) with English subtitles. I know some of you reading this are Swedes living abroad who would like to share some Swedish classics like "Utvandrarna" and "Äppelkriget" with friends where you live. But without English subtitles, that is quite difficult.
My sources at SF tell me that what happened to this movie is not unlikely what happened to "Den Osynlige" and "Insomnia." My guess is that the folks at SF are all sitting in their tiny offices waiting for a Hollywood producer to show interest in one of their titles... Well, here's what I've learned happened to this movie.
Hollywood wanted to make a remake of "Jägarna." Kjell Sundvall was positive to this as long as it was a "First Blood" type of film. But the American producers who wanted to buy the rights wanted to make it about cowboys in the Nevada desert, shooting horse for fun. Kjell Sundvall didn't sell the rights after he heard this.
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