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    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s ‘Gone Girl’ serves its Midwestern claustrophobia chilled

    Gone Girl Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Columbia Back in 2010, David Fincher reaching out to the frontman from Nine Inch Nails felt like a 90s reunion, a fan casting list straight out of BuzzFeed’s nostalgia machine. In hindsight, Trent Reznor and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross’s score for The Social Network was something far more dour than […] More

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    ‘Gone Girl’ is a perfect mix of thriller and black comedy

    It is a crime against the film world to label David Fincher’s newest, ‘Gone Girl,’ with only one word or phrase. There are elements of “thriller” here, an essence of “police procedural.” There’s a teaspoon of “black comedy”, a dash of “recession-related social relevance” and a heaping helping of “media satire” More

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    NYFF 2014: ‘Gone Girl’ is a powerhouse thriller that loses steam by its end

    Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, Gone Girl’s literal translation and loyal adaptation acts as the film’s best friend and worst enemy. Some of the best parts of the novel work great on screen, while others are hard to portray. Since the majority of the audience is fully aware of what’s going on, widespread alterations are inevitably taken with caution, no matter how big or small. If too much of the storyline is given away too hastily, the appeal is lost before its midpoint. Unfortunately for director David Fincher, what’s left is a campy shell of a plot extracted from any remnants of wit and mystery. More

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    NYFF 2014: ‘Gone Girl’ – Death Scenes from a Marriage

    Fincher is an expert chemist when it comes to concocting the nastiest tales of cynicism and darkness. Gone Girl may not be the culmination of his efforts to date, but it’s undoubtedly a sinister piece of work. There’s an oppressive air within the film, from its meticulously created soundscape and score (from Fincher alums Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) to its plasticized aesthetic. The cynical attitude is evident from the first frame, as the camera looks at the top of Amy’s (Rosamund Pike) head and Nick (Ben Affleck) says he’d like to “crack [his] wife’s head” to reveal the secrets lying in her labyrinthine brain. From that kickoff, we understand this is not a happy marriage. Maybe Fincher feels no marriages are happy. More

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    The Hype Cycle: Pre New York Buzz

    The New York Film Festival starts today, and with it critics and industry members will get their first look at Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, leaving only a few studio tent poles remaining throughout the fall. They’ll also get a renewed look at Mr. Turner, Foxcatcher, and Birdman, so expect those to be back in […] More

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    5 Things ‘Gone Girl’ Must Get Right About the Book

    Comparing a film adaptation to its novel source material is like comparing apples and oranges; the two are so completely different in the way they tell stories and convey ideas, either through visuals or through text, that it’s pointless to say one is better. In the case of the upcoming Gone Girl however, the film […] More

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    David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ gets a plot-heavy new trailer

    David Fincher’s Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn’s novel, may just be one of the most hotly anticipated films of the fall. And after a first eerie and tuneful trailer in the vein of Fincher’s The Social Network trailer dropped several months back, the latest reveals many more juicy details behind Flynn’s pulpy mystery. Anyone […] More

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    Adapting ‘Gone Girl’

    Note. There are no specific spoilers for Gone Girl in this piece. Gone Girl is a powerful bullet-train of a novel that takes a little while to get you settled in to your seat, but once you’re in and buckled up, brace yourself, because it doesn’t let you go until the final gripping page, and you’ll […] More

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    ‘The World’s End’, the latest collaboration between Pegg, Frost, and Wright, releases a new trailer

    While fans of British television became aware of the comedy trio of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright from the tv series Spaced, movie audiences were introduced to them in 2004’s zombie romantic comedy Shaun of the Dead. The film was soon labelled as the first in the Cornetto trilogy, with 2007’s action film sendup […] More

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    New trailer for ‘Jack Reacher’ offers a brief look at Werner Herzog as the villain opposite Tom Cruise

    Director Werner Herzog has had a long career in both feature filmmaking and documentary filmmaking, with critical acclaim in both fields throughout the years. Occasionally, however, he has also decided to step in front of the camera,  notably in several movies written and directed by other individuals, his biggest role coming in Harmony Korine’s 1999 […] More