The most exhilarating 154 seconds of film in 2011 is now online


11th January 2012

If you've seen The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you missed the first few minutes, you won't.

The stunning opening sequence to David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is probably my favourite few minutes of cinema from last year: the greatest Nine Inch Nails music video never made. A black, oily, perverse opening salvo, it's the work of California-based design outfit Blur Studio, created on David Fincher's request for something that would "look like James Bond if he was a 22-year old disturbed cutter." Cute.

Play it loud, full screen and cranked up to 720p.

As is usually the way, no matter how good something is, a little Nicolas Cage will always make it better. Here's his homemade version.

Yeah, it isn't as good, is it? Back to the drawing board, Nic!

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