Someone help!!I can't stop reading!!
How did you feel about the ending?
Don't waste your time on watching the movie, watch interstellar instead, now that was a phenomenal movie haha
I think Hollywood down played the book.. I feel the book was graphic, more vulgarity, crude content. The movie lacked in so many areas, conversations, key points, they made almost a three hour movie out of icing.Hey guys! I saw GONE GIRL the second day after its general release.
I've underlined my reasons in bold to pan the film version....anyone else have these problems?
Hollywood dirties up GONE GIRL the film with graphic scenes and lurid language..., October 7, 2014
Gillian Flynn's novel, "Gone Girl" was published by Random House's Crown Publishing Company in June 2012. It was her third novel and sold more than two million copies in print and digital format in its first year of publication. On Amazon US pages, "Gone Girl" is still #63 in books purchased and #27 in mystery and thrillers. Nearly 25,000 customers wrote book reviews.
On October 3, 2014, "Gone Girl," an American mystery thriller film based on the novel, was released: Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay and David Fincher directed. The film starts without a backstory: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck, "Argo") reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike, "Reacher"), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Although the film starts with a disappearance, it soon erupts into a stream of unreliable innuendo, bloody violence, explicit sex, and foul language when the two main characters alternately recall prior events. Even the nice touch of Amy's treasure hunt that propels the suspense is lost in the fray.
The novel Gone Girl was #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list for eight weeks and stayed on the list for nearly a year. We quickly learn that Nick and Amy meet at a cocktail party in New York City. Nick is a small town Missouri fellow who moved to the Big Apple to write for a city magazine. Amy is the darling daughter of parents who tell her story as `Amazing Amy' in a series of successful children's books; she currently writes quizzes for women's magazines. Their immediate attraction to each other amid witty repartee soon leads to marriage.
Their early marital bliss is disrupted when they both lose their jobs. Nick and Amy move to a small town in Missouri, when his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Using her trust fund from the children's books, Amy complains about the move but rents one of those empty "McMansions" in middle America as a home and buys a bar for Nick and his twin sister. By the time of the their fifth anniversary, the marriage has disintegrated.
Both the film and the novel have been described as a "he said, she said" story much in the manner of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe," one of Flynn's favorite plays. But reality television with its aggressive media in the manner of one Nancy Grace-like reporter makes the Dunne marriage a media circus in the film. And I suppose Flynn was not aware of the eventual lurid visual and auditory aspects of her story when she wrote the screenplay. Although she is renowned for writing her female characters as villains not victims, I read her novels as dark but clever figments of a pretty Chicago housewife's imagination.
By the way, when I saw "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe" in early film release, most of the theater audience stood and cheered when George finally stood up to his bickering wife. I only heard a nervous female giggle at some of the more graphic scenes from the audience of "Gone Girl". And they exited the theater quietly looking rather confused.
I think Hollywood down played the book.. I feel the book was graphic, more vulgarity, crude content. The movie lacked in so many areas, conversations, key points, they made almost a three hour movie out of icing.
Another would be girl with a dragon tattoo,I believe they did an outstanding job, keeping to story, keeping the details, left some situations out of the movie that would have been irrelevant for the viewers. (Was irrelevant in the book,I felt). I tried to give one flew over the cuckoo's nest a try when I was seeking for my next book, and I saw it was from the native guys perspective and for some reason I was turned off by it. The movie was great and in the end you find out it was the native guys story all along. I will have to give it another chance..Isnt that the case in so many books turned film. Im sat here trying to think of an example where a film turned out to be as good as the book Jennybug, but the only one i can think of that came close is One flew over the cuckoos nest, and even then it only came close, wasnt as good as in my humble opinion.
I forgot about that! Your so right, Girl with a dragon tattoo was an awesome film! The lad i work with, who NEVER reads books, went out and bought the trilogy after watching GWADT. Thanks for that!!