only the gods are real

They promise altars and arks; the hollow earth, the ascending light. You will be gold, and gold again. You are not surprised when their throats are torn open, revealed to be hollow. It is cold here at the end of all ages.


It’s funny how the fear of offending is greater than the fear of pain. You knew something was wrong. You knew you would end up strung up in the basement. Yet you came back. And all I had to do was…offer you a drink.

" I think that the thing that’s ultimately so stunning about Stieg Larsson’s creation is that, I don’t think she’s a feminist creation. I think that she’s a humanist creation. I think that’s everything she’s talking about." - David Fincher

Lisbeth Salander walks in: A small, pale, anorexic-looking waif in her early 20’s. Short black-dyed hair - pierced eyelid - tattoo of a wasp on her neck; probably several more under her black leather jacket - black t-shirt, black jeans, black Caterpillar boots.

Frode is only middlingly successful in concealing his initial reaction to her. This isn’t punk fashion. This is someone saying, “Stay the fuck away from me.”

So, Scotty the Cat. Scotty the Cat… he had many, many, many specific things that were written for him to do. There were all these things he was supposed to look at and jump up on and… Scotty was great, but I gave up on that 5 or 7 minutes into the first day. We would have closed rehearsals where we’d bring the cat and we’d say ‘okay, so what would Scotty do here? He’d probably be over here on this chair watching what’s going on’ and we’d put Scotty in his chair and whatever he ended up sort of doing first, that’s what we would rehearse the scene around and… he was great. He was great every time. If you don’t expect cats to do something, they’ll usually give you a very cat-like response.

David Fincher on Scotty the Cat

I want you to help me catch a killer of women

I want you to help me catch a killer of women.

I’ll kill you. Do you doubt anything I’ve said? Do you doubt what’s in the reports that have followed me around all my life? What do they say, if you had to sum it up? They say I’m insane.

No, it’s okay. You can nod because it’s true. I am insane.

If you touch me I’ll more than alarm you.