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Monday, April 14, 2014
Film Trailers: GONE GIRL
Almost everything about this trailer works, as expected with any film from David Fincher, but I really do not like Richard Butler, from the Psychedelic Furs, cover of "She." They should have used the Elvis Costello version. It is eerie, cool, smooth and atmospheric as hell. The poster promotes a headline news worthy notion that will be prevalent throughout the film, I suppose. Fincher knows what he is doing and that is for sure. Ben Affleck looks solid, hopefully his best role to-date and one where he really shines. Rosamund Pike will of course be fantastic. Gone Girl, based off the best-selling novel of the same name from Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, follows the disappearance of Amy Dunne (Pike) on her fifth wedding anniversary and her husband Nick (Affleck) who is now the prime suspect. I have not read the book yet and know the ending of the film is different from the novel, but anticipation is extremely high on this film. It is number 3 on my most anticipated films of 2014 list. Fincher is working with his fantastic crew again, including DP Jeff Cronenwerth, musicians Atticus Ross & Trent Reznor and editor Kirk Baxter. The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Sela Ward, Missi Pyle and Scoot McNairy. Fox will release Gone Girl on October 3rd and it will certainly be in the Oscar and awards season race. Enjoy!!!