11 May 2014Books
Have you guys seen the official Gone Girl trailer? I’m dying to hear what people think!
Personally, I’m totally excited by this because I think it looks SO. GOOD. I’m always really excited to see movies that are based on books that I’ve read…not totally sure why, since they usually turn out very mediocre, but this looks really well-made. The movie was directed by David Fincher, which already puts big points in it’s favor. David Fincher made The Social Network, which is one of my favorite movies (despite not being a big fan of Facebook), and he’s been nominated for two Oscars, so clearly, the man knows how to make a good movie. I think the trailer looks stylish, creepy, tense, and just all-around well-done.
I’m also very intrigued to see how the movie differs from the book. Gillian Flynn wrote both the novel and the movie, and has made it clear in interviews that a lot has been changed, including the ending. It seems like a really difficult book to bring to the big screen, just based on how it’s structured and the alternating narratives, so it makes sense that she would change it. That also makes it all the more exciting for viewers because even if you’ve read the book, it’s still going to be a somewhat new story. Plus as much as I like Ben Affleck, I haven’t been very interested in his movie roles over the years, so I’m excited to finally see him in something that appeals to me.
Also, totally random: I love the typeface they used at the end for “Gone Girl”…these are the weird sorts of things that I notice.
Anyone else psyched to see this? It comes out in October. How do you think it will compare to the book?