Why You Should Pay Attention To Gone Girl


You may have been hearing a lot about this fall’s big movie Gone Girl. As someone who has read the book and is so excited for the movie, I am making it my mission to make sure as many people as possible see this movie. Read the book too but I am a realistic woman. The story is a tough one to summarize but at it’s most distilled it is about a husband and wife and the wife goes missing. Then A LOT of other stuff happens. Twists with a capital “T.” The movie stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and, a bit surprisingly, Tyler Perry.

Here is a new clip that came out today:

To help sell you on the greatness of this movie, here are five reasons why you should pay attention to Gone Girl.

1) Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski Is Making Her Major Movie Debut:


You probably best know this girl as the incredibly gorgeous model from the Blurred Lines music video. The one with that deadly pout and amazing brows. You can bet there was a lot of, “huh uh what?”s when she was cast in this movie but I have high hopes. She hasn’t done a ton of acting in the past according to her iMDB page (she was in two episodes of iCarly) but without giving too much away I can definitely see her as a great fit for her role of Andie Hardy. As director David Fincher said, “”She wasn’t smitten with being the girl of the moment. She’s no bullshit. If somebody’s gonna ruin their life on a 21-year-old, they have to be special, and she was.”

2) Gillian Flynn Is Going To Be Responsible For All Of Your Future Favourite Movies:


Gillian (hard “G”) is the author of Gone Girl and she also worked on the screenplay. Formerly a writer for Entertainment Weekly, her two other novels are also being adapted for the screen. Dark Places tells the story of a woman who is forced to face the childhood murder of her family by a secret crime solving society. The move stars Chloe Graze Moretz, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Holt. Her other novel, Sharp Objects will be made into a serialized TV drama about a reporter who returns to her home town to cover a murder, but no casting details have been announced. You will want to get on the Flynn Flight fast because she is going to be huge.

3) The Score Is Written By Trent Reznor:

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has found himself a very nice side gig as a score composer thanks in part by Gone Girl director David Fincher. The first major motion picture that Reznor scored was Fincher’s The Social Network. That score earned him and his collaborator Atticus Ross a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Score. They also worked on the score of Fincher’s film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which won them a Grammy. From what I have heard of the score, it is the moody and unsettling music you would expect which is perfect for this film.

You can already listen to the whole score here.

4) You Liked The Social Network:


Speaking of The Social Network, you liked that movie right? Well think of this movie as The Social Network (same look, sound, style, unsettling lead character) with less legal depositions, more beautiful women and a completely different plot. Sounds pretty good I would say.

5) Embrace Your Movie FOHTS:


The thing about this movie that should really get you to the theatre is your own FOHTS: Fear of Having Twists Spoiled (rhymes with goats). Embrace it. If you saw The Sixth Sense before someone told you the twist, you for sure enjoyed it way more. Or Fight Club. Or Se7en. The thing about Gone Girl is that there are so many twists that the one main big one isn’t even at the very end. So before your best friend or dog walker or paper boy asks you what you though when ********* happened in Gone Girl, go see the movie.

Now that you have certainly already bought your tickets for the October 3 opening night, here is a trailer to check out: