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##arison Of Polanski's Chinatown And The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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Introduction:
The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo follows Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, and his investigation in finding out what happened to Harriet Vander, a girl who disappeared 40 years ago. He recruits the help of a computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander, and together they uncover the real truth and immense corruption behind Harriet’s disappearance. I will be exploring the connections and/or similarities between Polanski’s Chinatown and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by referring to specific examples and direct quotations. Chinatown and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo share many similarities and connections between the plot, setting, characters, themes and techniques whilst also displaying certain differences.

Plot:
The plot in both films are similar but different when looking at certain aspects. Both stories revolve around uncovering the truth and discovering what’s really happening underneath the surface. In both, the lies and the betrayals quickly pile up. The way the truth is revealed is quite similar, but the cause of events that take place proves to be different in many ways. Lisbeth Salander says to Mikael “Everybody has secrets, the trick is just finding out what they are.” This quote sums up the importance of discovering the bitter truth behind people’s intentions in the film. Both films follow an investigator and his investigation into a twisted and puzzling murder, but in saying, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo follows two investigators which adds a deeper
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