Monday, April 21, 2014

Films I'm looking forward to - Gone Girl

Man, do I love David Fincher movies. 

That's not a question; it's a statement. I do love David Fincher movies. Fight Club. The Social Network. The Game. Se7en. Even Aliens 3 and the American version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I love them. Okay, sure... maybe not Benjamin Buttons, but then, no one loves that terrible movie, so no big whoop. And Zodiac? Zodiac is one of my all-time favorite movies ever. Seriously. I love that film. Many of you long time readers might remember that I mentioned it in my Hot 100 list of movies awhile back. Find the Director's cut, if you can. It's engrossing and atmospheric and so, so great. Highly recommended. I love it. So obviously, I would concede the fact that it's fair to say that I look forward to his films.

And so you'll understand why, when I heard Fincher's next film was going to be Gone Girl, that I sat up and took notice.

Gone Girl is a book by Gillian Flynn. A murder mystery thriller, from the author's website:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

I haven't read it yet. It's been on my To-Be-Read List for awhile now. I haven't been avoiding it, it's just that my To-Be-Read Pile goes pretty deep. However, with the movie coming, I will probably bump it up the list and order it soon. I've heard nothing but good things. But... and this is kind of cool, apparently whether or not you have read the book before seeing the movie won't matter in this case because author Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay too... and she changed the ending.

Very interesting. Let's check out the trailer.

That is a powerhouse trailer, folks. Powerhouse. I am very much looking forward to this film.

Not gone... or a girl,

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