Stieg Larsson's Partner Discusses Themes Of The Millennium Trilogy In The New Release From Filmakers Library
OCTOBER 6, 2011 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) -- Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, announces the addition of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium: As Viewed by Eva Gabrielsson, His Partner to its collection of films.
With over 46 million copies of the Millennium Trilogy sold worldwide, the various meanings and themes of the late Stieg Larsson’s work have inevitably been debated and sensationalized in many circles. Eva Gabrielsson, Larsson’s partner of 32 years, is now trying to set the record straight, explaining that though many consider the books to be mysteries and action stories, Larsson’s intention was to create “a critical portrait of women’s oppression in a patriarchal society.”
The film follows Gabrielsson as she works with a Danish theatre company on a stage version of the first book in the series, a version that highlights the social critique and feminist themes that she feels have been underrepresented in the various mainstream film versions of the series.
“To have an inside look at the creative process behind this popular literary series is extremely fortunate,” said Andrea Traubner, Director of Filmakers Library. “With the loss of Stieg Larsson, thoughts of knowing the true literary intent of his novels seemed like a pipe dream; but now, thanks to Gabrielsson, literary circles have the chance to get a glimpse not only into the intent of the series, but into the everyday life of its author.”
Larsson’s apartment, one of his favorite places to work, and other places that inspired the settings within the Millennium Trilogy are shown while Gabrielsson explains their meanings and remembers the life she shared with Larsson.
Stieg Larsson’s Millennium is currently available for purchase on DVD. Starting in mid-October, this title will be available online in streaming video through Alexander Street’s Academic Video Store at http://academicvideostore.com, and as part of Alexander Street’s Filmakers Library Online collection.
A preview of this video can be found on the Alexander Street Press YouTube channel. For more information on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium: As Viewed by Eva Gabrielsson, His Partner or to order the DVD, visit http://www.alexanderstreet.com/filmakers.htm. Qualified faculty and library staff may request trial access and pricing information for Filmakers Library Online by emailing sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com ( sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com).
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