All in all, as david fincher mentioned, the meat of flynn s original ending is all there on screen, and the promised changes were nothing more than red herrings meant to throw us off the trail of gone girl as it inched toward theaters. As far as sex goes, a man performs oral sex on a woman in a 20 second scene. I definitely wanted him to somehow escape from amy with the baby, of course, but i. In the run up to the premiere, fincher quoted ben affleck as saying of flynns screenplay, this is a whole new third act. Gone girl author gillian flynn talks murder, marriage, and con games gone girl author gillian flynn to write her first young adult novel amazon picks its 10 best books of 2012. Gone girl is a complex and dark psychological thriller adapted by the same writer of the book it was based on. It was published by crown publishing group in june 2012. The ending of gone girl strikes me as perfect, in that i cant imagine any better one. Gone girl is a pretty gripping story, the kind where just one more page easily turns into five more chapters, and in this respect, its a pretty easy read. I saw the movie first and ive just started reading the book. In the book, at least desis mother goes to the police, hysterical, saying that amy killed her son even though shes whisked away, theres the faint hope that maybe the case is reopened.
The sense of suspense in the novel comes from whether or not nick dunne is involved in the disappearance of his wife amy. The movie is suspenseful and slow building, many times showing events from the past that help you put the pieces into place. When she returns she remembers bits and pieces of her life, and everyone treats her with sorrow and pity, when she just wants to be left alone. Read on for flynn s explanation as to why gone girls ending is the only one that would have worked. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion on gone girl by gillian flynn.
The movie stays pretty true to the book, although some characters. The book should have ended much sooner, instead i was left with an extremely disappointing ending. Gone girl is a thriller novel in the mystery and crime genres, by the american writer gillian flynn. A former critic for entertainment weekly, she lives in chicago with her husband and children. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Gone girl is an example of mystery, suspense, and crime genres. The film version of gone girl, which hit theaters this weekend, follows the novel closely.
The 9 best passages from gone girl one of falls most anticipated films was first a book filled with astonishing revelations about love and marriage. So pay attention, because this tour stops for no one. While in essence, the plot is not the same, there are many similarities between the two, not least in the way both movies examine the relationships between men. David finchers movie of gillian flynns bestseller is released this weekend.
Gone girl movie ending compared to book popsugar celebrity. Gone girl by david fincher david fincher, rosamund pike, ben. Paula hawkinss thriller, the girl on the train, has some critics calling it the new gone girl. As gone girl rolled through production, there was talk about director david fincher and screenwriter gillian flynn tinkering with and possibly changing the ending to the authors bestselling. The issues i have with it is the major plot twist was painfully obvious long before i got there and the ending made me. The novel became quite popular and soon made the new york times best seller list. Honest trailers s4 e8 honest trailers gone girl duration. If you usually read the book before seeing films then i dont see any reason to change for gone girl unless you think you wouldnt be able to finish the book before the movie goes out of cinemas.
David finchers gone girl presents a succession of shimmering surfaces, each more seductive and opaque than the last. The story follows a married couple, nick dunne and amy elliott dunne, from the time they meet and up until. Its interesting reading the book with the knowledge of whats really going on, but i feel like id have gotten much more tension from reading the book first. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, new york times bestseller gillian flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As gone girl rolled through production, there was talk about director david fincher and screenwriter gillian flynn tinkering with and possibly changing the. Thats not the only way in which this film adapted by gillian flynn from.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first box. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these. Oct 02, 2014 the challenge for any director bringing gillian flynns addictive 2012 whodunit, gone girl, to the big screen is to capture the propulsive, pageturning readability that made the book such. Gone girl, his adaptation of gillian flynns bestselling novel, fits perfectly in that tradition. To its credit, gone girl stays pretty true to the book. Taken at face value, gone girl is a deeply misogynist movie about a psycho bitch, and it is possible, especially with its blockbuster status. The ending of gone girl is a big point of contention for a lot of readers. The girl on the train is an adaptation of paula hawkins bestselling novel, and it has drawn comparisons with another successful book to film adaptation. Gone girl by david fincher david fincher, rosamund pike. With a gone girl adaptation in theaters this friday, now seems like a good time to either reread gone girl, or immerse yourself in a new. The new ending accomplishes what so many other parts of gone girl do so well, and what so many novel adaptations fail at spectacularly.
Gone girl by gillian flynn dancing through the pages. If you checked out gone girl this weekend and based on the box office results, theres a good chance of that, you probably have a newfound fear of box cutters and how they relate to your sex life. Firstly let me explain why gone girl only received four stars. I was impressed with the ending until i finished the book.
The ending of gone girl has always been controversial, and now that the movie has exposed a whole new legion of formerly innocent bystanders to flynns dark, cutthroat bestseller, that controversy has only expanded. Oct 08, 2014 the book version of gone girl, so ive heard, is a crime novel. Many fans, including myself, were disappointed by the gone girls conclusion. Oct 02, 2014 david finchers gone girl presents a succession of shimmering surfaces, each more seductive and opaque than the last. However, whether or not you feel that gone girl was a misogynist novel doesnt change the fact that there are some scenes in the gone girl film that, without the context of the book, just seemed a. I think a lot of gone girl had to do with themes related to female empowerment, marriage, and family. If you want to raise your heartrate even further, read before i go to sleep by s j watson. The challenge for any director bringing gillian flynns addictive 2012 whodunit, gone girl, to the big screen is to capture the propulsive, page. If youve already read gone girl, or if you dont mind swimming in a sea of. The issues i have with it is the major plot twist was painfully obvious long before i got there and the ending made me mad as hell. Plenty of other details were changed, of course, and feel free to remark on any changes you feel may have been more. The story follows a married couple, nick dunne and amy elliott dunne, from the time they meet and up until amy goes missing under suspicious circumstances. Boy meets girl, girl is a secret sociopath, girl fakes her own death, and.
The movie gone girl is an accurate portrayal of the novel. I t wasnt as if the last weeks thinkpieces, roughly summed up as is gone girl a feminist masterpiece or supremely damaging to all women, everywhere. If you read gillian flynns smash bestseller gone girl, then im sure youve also been up on the questions surrounding the ending, and youre eager to. Oct 03, 2014 following are the 15 biggest changes i noticed in my screening of gone girl. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl in 2012. Taken at face value, gone girl is a deeply misogynist movie about a psycho bitch, and it is possible, especially with its blockbuster status, that a horde of idiots will walk away thinking its. Its more like a cyclone on steroids, with farm animals and houses zooming by really fast. Jan 16, 2014 the ending of gone girl strikes me as perfect, in that i cant imagine any better one. Nov 08, 2012 firstly let me explain why gone girl only received four stars. Ben affleck stars as nick dunne, a onetime journalist who moved with his beautiful wife amy rosamund pike to his hometown in missouri after he lost his writing gig in new york and his mother was diagnosed with latestage breast cancer. The chicago tribune proclaimed that her work draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but. Nonetheless, its filled with psychologically complex characters, lots of subplots, and tons of important detailsso dont zone out, blink, or skim passages, because you very well might miss some. Oct 03, 2014 if you read gillian flynns smash bestseller gone girl, then im sure youve also been up on the questions surrounding the ending, and youre eager to see what really happened when david fincher. Major spoilers on the gone girl film adaptation and book ahead.
Astonishingly dark, and with a twist in the tale at the end of almost every chapter, this is a book that youll steam through in a day and then want to talk about for months. Spoiler page for gone girl by gillian flynn book journey. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl. T he film version of gone girl, which hit theaters this weekend, follows the novel closely. Though the middle of the book moved along at the speed of a freight train, the final chapters seemed to lose steam, concluding the novel with a tragic, almost epiloguelike ending.
Buy gone girl book online at low prices in india gone girl. Apr 22, 2014 gone girl is a fastpaced, always surprising pageturner of a bookgone girl is a superbly crafted novel by a talented and daring young writer and it will keep you guessing until the very last sentence. This book was so close to a fivestar rating but then the ending appeared. Gone girl movie will have a different ending from the book. Then, the next section alternates to the other characters point of view. The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. In the case of gillian flynns addictive maritaldysfunction mystery gone girl, which david fincher is currently translating for the screen, the news that flynn has come up with an entirely. Gone girl by gillian flynn, 9780753827666, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
The film adaptation of the bestselling novel is directed by david fincher, and stars ben affleck and rosamund pike as the toxic married couple nick and amy dunne. The novel soon made the new york times best seller list. Gone girl by gillian flynn is in the richard and judy book club spring 20. Through her two ultimately unreliable narrators, flynn masterfully weaves the slow trickle of critical details with 90degree plot turns. I am one of the few that believe gone girl to be highly overrated. You will shake your head but totally believe the ending. I kinda wish id read the book first just because its the kind of thing that is entirely different the second time around. You havent read yet and youre unmarried please i suggest you. Jun 05, 2012 the marriage is the real mystery in gone girl gillian flynns third novel begins on the morning of nick and amy dunnes wedding anniversary, when amy disappears and nick becomes the no. That evening, shed spent a lot of time persuading her parents to let her join.
I didnt really get anything about feminism but i did notice other themes. Thats a fair nonspoilerish description of gone girl, based on the 2012 book of the same name written by gillian flynn. Flynn has managed to play with our emotions and thought processes to finish her book in stunning fashion. Sep 29, 2014 with a gone girl adaptation in theaters this friday, now seems like a good time to either reread gone girl, or immerse yourself in a new set of satisfying psychological thrillers. Cincinnati city beat, john kelly a highly original thriller thats also a razorsharp depiction of a relationship gone off the. It was the only thing that made sense to me, that made sense to what was true to the book and true to the characters. Buy gone girl book online at low prices in india gone. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the gone girl whirlwind tour. Gone girl is written in the first person point of view, from the perspective of each of the two main characters, nick and amy. Fans of the novel gone girl might be in for a big surprise when the movie version is released later this year. Is gone girls movie ending different from the book. The marriage is the real mystery in gone girl gillian flynns third novel begins on the morning of nick and amy dunnes wedding anniversary, when amy disappears and nick becomes the no. Usually, when hollywood decides to change the ending of a bestselling novel for the benefit of its film adaptation, the news is met with outrage. At the lectern, smart began by conjuring the kind of ordinary girl she was when she went to bed on june 4, 2002.
The novels suspense comes from the main character, nick dunne, and whether he is involved in the disappearance of his wife. This 43page guide for gone girl by gillian flynn includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 parts, as well as several more indepth sections of expert. The girl on the train by paula hawkins is a surprise hit debut thriller thats gathering gone girltype of buzz. Oct 06, 2014 however, whether or not you feel that gone girl was a misogynist novel doesnt change the fact that there are some scenes in the gone girl film that, without the context of the book, just seemed a. And by the end of the book, i was totally hating on her. The first part of the novel centers on nick dunne and his wife amys marriage. Following are the 15 biggest changes i noticed in my screening of gone girl.646 223 638 281 85 339 215 922 1554 107 1369 545 132 846 978 1235 1171 1379 942 1509 110 1225 487 1042 1589 100 295 284 917 141 417 550 1071 519 1140 65 1476