Let’s take a look at the architecture in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:
In this stylistic thriller, director David Fincher makes you feel uneasy in the most everyday rooms. The mix of traditional and modern design play a huge role in helping the viewer have a sense of where they are in Sweden. We bounce from industrial boroughs to city centers and all the way out to the countryside.
Swedish design is an entire character in this film. It creates atmospheres that at times feel stark, ominous and mundane. Many times throughout the film, the architecture plays a role in introducing us to a new space. The camera flies into a space while using symmetry as a focal point. A clever way to make the viewer even more intrigued with what is behind a door, or to where they are headed.