Music: Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross – Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack

I already couldn’t wait to see this movie, and with the soundtrack by TR and AR, I’m even more impatient for release day…


The soundtrack is available for pre-order from the Null Corporation in various formats, and there’s a 6-track sampler available here.

(Also, did I mention that Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer AND Julian Sands are in this film?….)

Julian Sands does Harold Pinter.

Julian Sands reads a poem by Harold Pinter, from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (WordPress won’t let me use the Telegraph’s code to embed the flash video, so you’ll have to check it out at the link above.) I’m not very familiar with Pinter’s poetry – does anyone have a recommendation for an anthology (if there is one)?

ETA: Apparently Sands read from a copy of “Various Voices” during the production.

OMG: Julian Sands

This post is completely off-topic from my usual sort of thing, but I just have to post it. Those of you who know me on Facebook or Twitter have heard the story, but I’m going to tell it one more time. Maybe posting it on my blog will make it seem just a bit more real, and not some sort of daydream.

Last Saturday, I attended the AGM and workshops for my local RWA chapter (CaRWA). During one of the workshops, my friend Julie called. She was at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Of course, I didn’t want to answer, since that would be rude. However, my curiosity got the better of me and when my phone flashed to voicemail, I couldn’t resist checking. Here is what it said:

Hello Alyssa, this is Julian Sands. I’ve just signed a poster to you and I’ve put a couple of kisses. If you’d been here I might have put a couple more. Anyway, you have a great weekend, I know you’re at a writer’s conference. Bye-bye.

If I hadn’t been sitting down, I might have fallen over in surprise.

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