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Black Dress XIX

Posted in Girl in the Black Dress with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2012 by Mj Rains

I may go overboard with this one…I love, love, love this dress and I’ve become an absolute fan of this girl without seeing the movie…yet…Rooney Mara at The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo premier wore this stunning sheer dress by Prabal Gurung.  She has become for me the ultimate Girl in the Black Dress. I have to include a few more shots of this dress…

Body perfection…

No runway comparison for me…I think Rooney rocks it way better and her shoe choice is to die for…

Can’t get by without showing the other star…always looking cool…

One last shot.

Photo source: Splash

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Rooney Mara

Posted in Fashion, Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by Mj Rains

Well. the American movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be here soon…and since I’ve read the book and haven’t seen the Swedish version, or its sequels, I’m looking forward to this one I guess. (I’ll have to cover my eyes for the rape scene…it’s simply the type of violence I cannot watch, or read for that matter, which is what frustrated me with the book…enough said). The movie is based on the successful posthumously released book series by Stieg Larsson. The casting of Daniel Craig is perfection I feel. We know him, we love James Bond, even if he’s a bit less than stellar as the British spy with nine or ten lives, and he was quite nice in The Golden Compass. He’ll be the perfect research/journalist/investigator/heart-throb that every woman wants to sleep with, and does, at least in the book anyway.

What really fascinates me is that this little known actress, Rooney Mara, will play the famously sexually abused slightly psychotic lead, pulled off the shelf by David Fincher (he had her there since his last film The Social Network, in which Mara played opposite Jesse Eisenberg as the girl who dumps the Facebook king in the snappiest opening dialogue exchange I’ve ever seen in film). Mara has a wondrous look, a fresh alert face that transcends beauty, an all too easy word to describe her. I, of course, love that she’s hit Vogue this month. What a great choice.

Vogue photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

…and other magazine followed suit…

It’s hard to believe this is the same girl. Here she’s with her sister, actress Kate Mara.

This will be her break-out film, one that will top the box office no doubt. How does she feel about that?

“I’ve been trying to really live in the moment,” Rooney Mara says, “because I will never get this part of it back. As soon as the movie comes out, everyone will turn it into what they believe it is, so I’ve really been trying to appreciate every minute of now. Because I know what’s coming.”

Yeah, we do too.

What do you think? Are you going to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Have you read the book? Was it as good as all the hype?

More books….reading my ass off, people…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2010 by Mj Rains

So I fore-go  the unwit-i-fying gravity defying reviews of the following, though I will give a follow up review of the latest, since it is a “read” in progress….

Books read: Read The Hungry Tide a few years back and found it fascinating. This was done equally well. Ah, the historic opium trade….what did I know?

Re-read Amil’s Ghost because I could not remember how it ended….and because I love the indulgence of words from Ondaatje.

Okay, so I’ve fallen into the “what’s the big deal about this book?” for my latest endeavor. It is out of my genre, and complex, yet methodical in the story telling….taking my time and liking it so far. Stieg Larsson died in 2004, just after delivering the manuscript for this book and the two follow-ups already out in publication.  The movie just came out on video and On Demand.

Going to finish reading before taking this one on. Sound cool?….I’ll give an update review later.

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