Mysterious Behind-the-Scenes 'Dragon Tattoo' Production Blog Found

September 6, 2011
Source: SlashFilm

Girl with a Dragon Tattoo - Mouth Taped Shut

One of the films that is surprisingly skipping most of the fall film festivals is David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I thought would've been a good fit for the Telluride Film Festival. While we wait for Sony/Columbia to continue their marketing for the film, which is set to hit theaters in December, our friends at SlashFilm have found a mysterious new behind-the-scenes production blog called Mouth Taped Shut (awesome). The thing is, we're not sure if it's real, or if it's viral, or if it's just run by someone working on the film, but it has a few unseen photos, videos and more from the closed set of Dragon Tattoo.

The site contains tons of various random photos, links, videos and more, as it's a Tumblr that's posting anything related to Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As SlashFilm says, "these appear to have been taken on closed sets (see the video embedded above), in the editing room, and in the production office by an insider." He thinks that the site may be run by someone working on the production with Fincher, but isn't an official Columbia Pictures blog, which will be interesting to see once Sony gets a whiff of this. Here's one of the videos featured showing the editing process on the film, which stars Daniel Craig. Watch this one here:

There's a couple of great photos and links from this site that I wanted to point out, as I never caught them before. Visit it here - - to go through everything yourself. Pitchfork has an early listen for some of Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' new score for Dragon Tattoo; there's a new gallery of photos on; and there's a bunch of gorgeous landscape/location shots, like this one and this one. If it remains up and running, I expect to see plenty more showing up, so follow the blog and we'll watch it, too.

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who'd been missing, or dead, for forty years, by a young female hacker, played in this one by Rooney Mara. Based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Production

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker David Fincher, of great films like Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, Benjamin Botton and The Social Network just last year. The script was adapted by Oscar winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, Hannibal, Gangs of New York, All the King's Men, American Gangster) directly from Larsson's novel. Sony is bringing Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to theaters on December 21st, right before Christmas. Feel bad this holiday.

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I'm sorry but Panic Room, Zodiac and The Social Network (a completely overrated movie) aren't great films.

terriblereactor on Sep 7, 2011


Yea man, I don't know what you're trying to do besides rile up all the Fincher lovers. The Social Network is fantastic, watch it again if you haven't yet, you might like it more. Zodiac is also good, but I might agree at least that those first two are my least favorite Fincher films. But they're still damn good.

Alex Billington on Sep 7, 2011


F*CK YOU!!!! FINCHER IS GOD!!!!! Kneel and say your prayers, boy.

POVwriter on Sep 7, 2011


I'm sorry but Zodiac is amazing, Social Network is excellent and Panic Room is above average.

Dukephoenix on Sep 7, 2011


Dude that scene in Zodiac where he had that couple tied up & stabbed together was gut wrenching! It still makes me cringe thinking about it....

Cruzer on Sep 7, 2011


I`m sorry "terriblereactor" but um FUCK YOU, could have at least had the decency to say "just my opinion" or something else besides being a dick. David fincher is one of the best directors we have around today.  And Dukephoenix is completely on point.

Anonymous on Sep 7, 2011


Fincher is not only one of the best directors working in the industry today, he's also THE most unique. The man can simply do no wrong.

G-Staar on Sep 7, 2011


Obviously "terriblereactor" doesn't know art when he sees it 

Bryce Hoogland on Sep 7, 2011


A great movie is not only made of great photography and cool camera moves. Panic Room is commercial crap with one of the most stupid endings of history. Zodiac is dull and unnecessarily long; something to watch on Discovery Channel: the story of an irrelevant and unknown killer.  Social Network is a movie for kids addicted to Facebook. It is at the same level of "Pirates of Silicon valley".There's a huge difference between a movie that "looks good" and a really good film. I long for the 90's David Fincher: a fresh propositive innovator director with mind-blowing stories to tell. I really hope this new one movie will be at the level of Seven, The Game and Fight Club. 

terriblereactor on Sep 7, 2011


I long for the early terriblereactor when his comments had substance and meaning. His recent comments are just meant to anger people and shows us a bitter and broken commenter stuck in every commenters worst nightmare. Commentersblock. 

Loser on Sep 7, 2011


That video you've embedded actually seems like a shot of Fincher directing the shooting of a scene (at the end notice he's giving Craig a note about lifting the book a bit higher)... It sort of looks like he's shooting both what Craig is looking at, and Craig's face closeup while he looks, and is watching both monitors at the same time? Anyhow, bottom line: AWESOMECANTWAIT 🙂

ProgGrrl on Sep 7, 2011


This sounds like something Reznor would do, he won a Webby for the Year Zero campaign.

Yngwie F Malmsteen on Sep 8, 2011


Zodiac is my second favorite all-time film. 'nuf said about Fincher...

Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011

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