I think this is Sony being viral. I don’t think this was shot at a screening theater. I think this was taken off a super-HD TV/monitor.
I’ve seen this probably over twenty times. It’s a masterful work of editing and whoever did it, I salute you.
My curiosity got the better of me one viewing and I started to count the cuts. I was amazed. Then today I got all anal and ran it slo-mo in VLC and snapped each cut. I didn’t go after key frames, so some might be murky. And I hope I caught everything. I did this only once.
Let’s count the cuts together after the break!
Did you catch the shot that might be an easter egg?
Hmmm… what’s all that movie production equipment doing in that shot? Maybe they added a scene from the book that wasn’t in the Swedish version? Or perhaps I’m forgetting that scene?
Update June 1, 2001: Sony claims it wasn’t viral (yeah, right, with that great non-echo audio?) and has had the video pulled from YouTube. An “official” green band trailer is now up. Here it is:
They took out some violence, took out her naked legs, and took out the cigarette and smoking. But left in the trail of blood to her bathroom. Go figure. The ways of the MPAA are not to be fathomed.