Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl was one of the most talked-about novels of 2012 — and now David Fincher‘s adaptation of it could become one of the most buzzed-about movies of 2014, if the first wave of reviews are to be believed.
The first wave of reactions are mostly, though not entirely, positive, with critics praising Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike‘s lead performances as well as David Fincher’s pitch-black sense of humor. Hit the jump to get the Gone Girl early buzz.
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Daniel Silva has edited a 17-minute tribute to filmmaker David Fincher, artfully splicing together the director’s nine feature films including Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This video tribute does not include Fincher’s Alien 3 (because, you know why), his 1985 documentary The Beat of the Live Drum (probably because it isnt a narrative feature film) or his upcoming film Gone Girl. The edit is not just a music video like most of the tribute videos you see these days, including lengthy bits of scenes. That said, the short does include “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails and “Oraculum” by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross. Watch Daniel Silva’s The Films of David Fincher now embedded after the jump.
Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
This fall brings the release of Gone Girl, David Fincher‘s first theatrical release since 2011′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In between the two films, he was circling several others including the Dragon Tattoo follow-up The Girl Who Played with Fire and Disney’s Jules Verne adaptation 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The latter is definitely dead at this point, with Fincher even offering up an explanation as to where things went wrong. The director sounded a bit more optimistic about The Girl Who Played With Fire, however, predicting that Sony would do “something” with the project. Hit the jump to read his comments on 20000 Leagues and the Dragon Tattoo sequel.
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Director David Fincher and author James Ellroy have shared interests as they’ve both chronicles characters with grim, all-encompassing obsessions. In fact, the two men have an association that goes back years, to when Fincher considered filming Ellroy’s novel The Black Dahlia. That didn’t happen (Brian De Palma made the film instead) but Fincher and Ellroy have stayed in touch. Now they’re putting together a plan for a ’50s-set noir that could come to life as an HBO series. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Over the past several months we’ve heard conflicting information about the differences between David Fincher‘s Gone Girl movie and its source material, Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl novel. First we heard that the ending had changed, and then we heard that it hadn’t exactly. Today, someone who’s actually seen the movie has finally weighed in.
Buried in a recent profile of star Ben Affleck was a casual comment about the faithfulness of Fincher’s film — namely, that it sticks pretty closely to Flynn’s novel after all. Hit the jump for the latest on the Gone Girl movie ending. (No spoilers.)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
Ben Affleck knows a thing or two about negative PR, but even his Gigli-era troubles have nothing on Nick Dunne’s. The latest Gone Girl TV spot stacks the deck against Nick, pegging him as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his beautiful wife Amy (Rosamund Pike).
Of course, if the case were that straightforward there’d be no movie for David Fincher to make. Fortunately, as those who’ve read Gillian Flynn‘s book know, he’ll have plenty of twists and turns to work with before reaching the ugly conclusion. Hit the jump to watch the new Gone Girl TV spot.
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As summer draws to an end, our thoughts begin to drift towards the dramatic fare of Fall and Winter. Near the top of that list has to be David Fincher‘s Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. The film is scheduled to open October 3 after a world premiere at the New York Film Festival. We’re currently two trailers into the marketing. Now, two new posters have been released. Each have a trademark, lush Fincher look as the eyes of Amazing Amy (Pike) look down on her husband Nick (Affleck). See both Gone Girl posters, and a new still, below. Read More »
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One of the more appealing panels at Comic Con this year was organized around Fight Club. It featured novel author Chuck Palahniuk and film director David Fincher talking about the film, and the comic book sequel. Of course, it’s also one of the panels we were unable to attend, but that’s OK. The whole thing is available as an audio stream, and in very good quality. Listen to the full Fight Club Comic Con panel below, thanks to Jeff Goldsmith. Read More »