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David Fincher on whether Dragon Tattoo will get Oscar noms: Nope, too much anal rape

Nov. 15, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Oh, David Fincher. The director of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO told Entertainment Weekly that while SOCIAL NETWORK was nominated for eight Oscars and BENJAMIN BUTTON was nominated for thirteen, Fincher says don't get your hopes up for his next film. And why is that? "Too much anal rape."

Oh.

To be fair, anal rape, or at least the abundance of anal rape, might be a bit much for some Academy members, but Jodie Foster won Best Actress in 1988 for THE ACCUSED, which featured a rather brutal rape scene.

Of course this could be Fincher's attempts to stymie his own film's Oscar chances just so he doesn't have to go through the publicity and promotion that goes along with an Oscar-nominated film. Explains Fincher later in the article, "Its an incredible drain...you have to be on your best behavior. Every little weird facial tic that you may already have is now going to come under weird scrutiny on fing YouTube."

No one, to my knowledge, has even seen GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO to know just how Oscar-worthy it would be but early buzz seems to indicate that Rooney Mara is definitely a candidate, anal rape and all.

Source: EW

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10:14AM on 11/15/2011
There's such a thing as "the right amount of anal rape"?
There's such a thing as "the right amount of anal rape"?
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9:42AM on 11/15/2011
I think he's had it with the Oscars and it's understandable since they completely fucked him for Best Director on THE SOCIAL NETWORK. An award that was so well earned but stripped away by someone who didn't deserve it nearly as much.
I think he's had it with the Oscars and it's understandable since they completely fucked him for Best Director on THE SOCIAL NETWORK. An award that was so well earned but stripped away by someone who didn't deserve it nearly as much.
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10:55AM on 11/15/2011
Not a big O.Russell fan but outside him the competing Directors where ones that have made several great movies. The Acedemy has always held off of rewarding continued excellence for fear of the same director winning the award over and over again. Guess they are afraid that it will minimize the value. It is also why when actors or directors who are great win it, it usually is with one of their lesser pieces.
Not a big O.Russell fan but outside him the competing Directors where ones that have made several great movies. The Acedemy has always held off of rewarding continued excellence for fear of the same director winning the award over and over again. Guess they are afraid that it will minimize the value. It is also why when actors or directors who are great win it, it usually is with one of their lesser pieces.
3:25PM on 11/15/2011

Oscars mean shit

Truthfully oscars don't mean much anymore. I don't blame Fincher for not wanting to campaign for an award he clearly deserved anyway. It doesn't matter how hard you work during filming only how hard you campaign. Its complete bullshit.
Truthfully oscars don't mean much anymore. I don't blame Fincher for not wanting to campaign for an award he clearly deserved anyway. It doesn't matter how hard you work during filming only how hard you campaign. Its complete bullshit.
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9:38PM on 11/15/2011
I agree. After last year's fiasco with TRON LEGACY (no nomination for SFX or music while that Hereafter snorfest gets nominated). I have NO confidence whatsoever in the Academy any more!
I agree. After last year's fiasco with TRON LEGACY (no nomination for SFX or music while that Hereafter snorfest gets nominated). I have NO confidence whatsoever in the Academy any more!
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4:26PM on 11/15/2011
Anal rape certainly didn't prevent Deliverance and Pulp Fiction being getting Oscar attention.
Anal rape certainly didn't prevent Deliverance and Pulp Fiction being getting Oscar attention.
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1:18PM on 11/15/2011
Edward Norton was Oscar nominated in American History X and he was anally raped in one scene.
I guess it sucks when you do a scene like that and you don't win.
Edward Norton was Oscar nominated in American History X and he was anally raped in one scene.
I guess it sucks when you do a scene like that and you don't win.
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2:06PM on 11/15/2011
Yeah and Ving Rhames wasn't even nominated.. poor bastards
Yeah and Ving Rhames wasn't even nominated.. poor bastards
3:01PM on 11/15/2011
Seems Fincher is still a little bitter about losing the Oscar this year & who can blame him? Any moron director could have directed The King's Speech & it still would have won BP, but not just any director could have made a movie about Facebook & make it as interesting & watchable like Fincher did. As for Dragon Tattoo. I am looking forward to seeing his take on it & i did enjoy the Swedish versions.
Seems Fincher is still a little bitter about losing the Oscar this year & who can blame him? Any moron director could have directed The King's Speech & it still would have won BP, but not just any director could have made a movie about Facebook & make it as interesting & watchable like Fincher did. As for Dragon Tattoo. I am looking forward to seeing his take on it & i did enjoy the Swedish versions.
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2:42PM on 11/15/2011
So he's not backing her to win?
So he's not backing her to win?
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2:19PM on 11/15/2011
I don't think it is anal rape alone that turns off Academy voters. But this is both a very dark story that for all its seriousness, is rather pulpy as well. Personally, whether or not it's good, I'm not terribly in favor of Oscar noms just because of the controversy from fans of the Swedish version.
I don't think it is anal rape alone that turns off Academy voters. But this is both a very dark story that for all its seriousness, is rather pulpy as well. Personally, whether or not it's good, I'm not terribly in favor of Oscar noms just because of the controversy from fans of the Swedish version.
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8:45PM on 11/15/2011
she has the same hair as the crow reboot concept images..and it looks better here for obvious reasons.
she has the same hair as the crow reboot concept images..and it looks better here for obvious reasons.
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7:52PM on 11/15/2011
best headline ever
best headline ever
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6:48PM on 11/15/2011
I will see it, but will always love the original more. But I can't compare. I don't do comparisons. It's hard not to sometimes.
I will see it, but will always love the original more. But I can't compare. I don't do comparisons. It's hard not to sometimes.
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12:31PM on 11/15/2011
Um well it could be worse. They could be getting a porno award for the anal scenes. That would surely be something unintentional but none the less slightly humorous. They go for an oscar best picture and instead get an award for best anal scene.
Um well it could be worse. They could be getting a porno award for the anal scenes. That would surely be something unintentional but none the less slightly humorous. They go for an oscar best picture and instead get an award for best anal scene.
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10:33PM on 11/15/2011
To my chagrin, I still haven't seen the original. However, if "too much anal rape" means more than one or two brief scenes of it, I'm not sure I want to see either now.

It's not that I can't handle rape scenes, but I'm not in the mood for another I Spit on Your Grave scenario either.
To my chagrin, I still haven't seen the original. However, if "too much anal rape" means more than one or two brief scenes of it, I'm not sure I want to see either now.

It's not that I can't handle rape scenes, but I'm not in the mood for another I Spit on Your Grave scenario either.
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5:08PM on 11/15/2011

Cool.

I love anal rape.
I love anal rape.
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11:28AM on 11/15/2011
"No one, to my knowledge, has even seen (...) to know just how Oscar-worthy"
what in hell has that to do with being "worthy" of an Oscar. This is an industry where actual "art" or "well made" doesn't matter at all.
"No one, to my knowledge, has even seen (...) to know just how Oscar-worthy"
what in hell has that to do with being "worthy" of an Oscar. This is an industry where actual "art" or "well made" doesn't matter at all.
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10:19AM on 11/15/2011
If this movie gets any sort of nomination for anything, they'd better give equal props to the original, because there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. I guess I'm one of few people who actually like listening to dialogue in foreign languages and can keep up with the subtitles.
If this movie gets any sort of nomination for anything, they'd better give equal props to the original, because there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. I guess I'm one of few people who actually like listening to dialogue in foreign languages and can keep up with the subtitles.
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10:29AM on 11/15/2011
I've read the books and watched the original films, and to be honest, the movie wasnt that great. It was weirdly paced, the the script was basic at best. I look forward to Finchers take on the book, Oscar glory or not
I've read the books and watched the original films, and to be honest, the movie wasnt that great. It was weirdly paced, the the script was basic at best. I look forward to Finchers take on the book, Oscar glory or not
11:29AM on 11/15/2011
I thought the original was a good thriller, but I think there's a lot that could be improved/explored.
I thought the original was a good thriller, but I think there's a lot that could be improved/explored.
2:22PM on 11/15/2011
I think the original movie was good. Not great. But it did turn the book into a more filmic story as opposed to the more drawn-out details of the book. Judging from the trailer, Fincher looks to be taking certain scenes verbatim from the book. Moreso than the Oplev movie.
I think the original movie was good. Not great. But it did turn the book into a more filmic story as opposed to the more drawn-out details of the book. Judging from the trailer, Fincher looks to be taking certain scenes verbatim from the book. Moreso than the Oplev movie.
7:48AM on 11/16/2011
In Europe, the movie trilogy (three 2H30' movies) was also aired on TV as a mini-series of six 90' episodes, the characters had more time to be developed.
In Europe, the movie trilogy (three 2H30' movies) was also aired on TV as a mini-series of six 90' episodes, the characters had more time to be developed.
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