There will be spoilers for both the book and the movie. I went to the movie with two friends, one who had read the. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl in 2012. The film version of gone girl, which hit theaters this weekend, follows the novel closely. Gone, too, the early break in nick and amys relationship, which lead to amys festering feelings about men. To me to send amy to jail is too pedestrian that would take away the quirkiness of the story. Gone girl movie ending may cut closer to the book than. David finchers movie of gillian flynns bestseller is released this weekend. The first half of the book was great, she built up the suspense masterfully. Set in missouri, the story begins as a mystery that follows the events surrounding nick dunne.
Gone is the girl hilary handy amy framed for stalking. Despite the fact that flynn wrote the screenplay for david finchers new film, there. David finchers gone girl movie ending sounds like itll stick pretty closely to the source material gillian flynns book after all. Let me try to sum it up, lest words fail to recreate the absolute shock of it. Gone girl is the movie flynn fans hoped for and sets pike up for a worthy oscar nomination but fincher disappoints in failing to improve upon the alreadybrilliant book. The very, very spoiled edition if youve already read gone girl, or if you dont mind swimming in a sea of spoilers, weve got a few thoughts that require giving up some of. Given the controversy already surrounding the twisted conclusion in the. Accurate or not, gone girls revised stereotypes, like their muchdecried predecessors, will doubtless leave their mark, since the film looks like being even more successful than the book. But dont be surprised to see some changes in the onscreen adaptation of the beloved gillian flynn book. Desis mothers signature scent makes me wrinkle my nose in disgust still. Gone girl directed by david fincher and based upon the global bestseller by gillian flynn unearths the secrets at.
The original movie was based on the acclaimed novel but is gone girl 2 possible. Is gone girls movie ending different from the book. Obviously, this post includes many spoilers about the gone girl movie and book. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these. While gone girl was a better example of how to condense a book into a film, you might still have found yourself wondering exactly what gillian. At the beginning of the story, gone girl looks like a tale weve all seen multiple times in books, movies, television, and even in the news. Gone girl, by gillian flynn, is a twosided contest in which nick and amy dunne tell conflicting stories. As in many of david fincher s movies including the iconic seven and the underappreciated panic room, as well as. The novel soon made the new york times best seller list. The movie is a commentary on the roles we all play to function in society, that image that we create for ourselves that determines how we will be treated by the community. There are many spoilers in gone girl book to movie comparison. Gone girl study guide contains a biography of gillian flynn, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Maybe thats what fincher meant when he said the ending was changed. They are even set to have an interview with ellen abbott in their home.
Nick and amy make their first public appearance together at the volunteer center, posing as a happily reunited couple. The film stars ben affleck, rosamund pike, neil patrick harris, and tyler perry. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these specific ways. Nick and amy hate and love each other like most couples, but more important. The ending of gone girl has always been controversial, and now that the movie has exposed a whole new legion of formerly innocent bystanders to flynns dark, cutthroat bestseller, that controversy has only expanded. The differences between the ending of gone girl, the film, and gone girl, the book, are miniscule. Gone girl movie will have a different ending from the book.
Though rumors throughout production implied that flynn, who also wrote the movies script, was going to change the ending, the. Gone girl is a thriller novel in the mystery and crime genres, by the american writer gillian. On their fifth wedding anniversary, writing teacher nick dunne returns home to find his wife amy missing. Read on for flynns explanation as to why gone girls ending is the only one that would have worked. Gone girl is a 2014 american psychological thriller film directed by david fincher and with a screenplay by gillian flynn based on her 2012 novel of the same title. The film concludes with amy and nick going on television to announce amys pregnancy, as opposed to in the book, when its a more private matter. A recent profile of star ben affleck briefly delves into the nature of director david finchers gone girl movie ending, potentially clarifying rumors. At first glance, it seems like it would be pretty obvious whats up with gone girls titleits a book about a girl who disappears, which means shes, well, gone. Given the controversy already surrounding the twisted conclusion in. The ending of gone girl is a big point of contention for a lot of readers. Ben affleck in gone girl 20th century fox ending gone girl differently. Gone girl movie ending may not be so different from the. If you somehow did not read the headline of this post, we will restate this is a discussion about the ending of gone girl the movie. Gone girl official trailer hd 20th century fox youtube.
The cat was the star of the movie, besides rosamund pike. With less than a month to go until gone girl hits theaters, clues about the movies ending are piling up like those amy dunne leaves for her husband, nick. The film concludes with amy and nick going on television to announce amys pregnancy, as opposed. Brutal, unflinching, and grotesquely unsettling, the ending leaves you with a sense of uneasiness that may last days. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the gone girl whirlwind tour.
Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl. Pretty much everyone myself included took this to mean gone girl. Gone girl is probably the worst date movie of the year again, a good. Want to talk about changes the film made to the book especially. I was enthralled by gillian flynns 2012 novel gone girl, but, like so many readers of the marital mystery, i was lessthanpleased with the. If you are not prepared to have literally everything spoiled for you, do not read this post. As gone girl rolled through production, there was talk about director david fincher and screenwriter gillian flynn tinkering with and possibly changing the ending to the authors bestselling novel.
Even if the movie had ended at half point, that would have been a complete story with a twist. After part one, though, the story takes a shocking turn when we learn amy is the real criminalshes still alive and framing nick for her murder as payback for his affair with andie. This is the films real ace and where finchers aims really lie. And yes, despite rumors to the contrary, the film does having the same ending as the novel. Ok for those who hate the ending of gone girl, how would you end it. If you read gillian flynns smash bestseller gone girl, then im sure youve also been up on the questions surrounding the ending, and youre eager to see what. The novels suspense comes from the main character, nick dunne, and whether he is involved in the disappearance of his wife. A film adaptation was released on october 3, 2014, directed by david fincher, but written by flynn. Its more like a cyclone on steroids, with farm animals and houses zooming by really fast. It is true when they say that gone girl is possibly among the worst movies you could pick for watching on a. Unequivocally, the ending remains the epitome of the film.
A million media vans,cops, flashing lights and sirens and hes just hanging out. It was published by crown publishing group in june 2012. What actually happens at the climax of gone girl, and how. Amys crimes do not go unpunished, and where the accused husband nick does not choose to stay blissfully married to his calculating, murderous, psychohosebeast wife as opposed to, say, murdering her, or committing. Then earlier this year, in an interview with ew about the movie. Gone girl revamps gender stereotypes for the worse. Honestly, the movie played out extremely well and had a nice running compatibility with the book. Ben affleck, in interviews, described it as a complete rewrite of the storys third act.
Maybe thats true, but theres more to flynns title choice than meets the eyeand in a. David finchers gone girl 2014 is a stylized thriller with chilling surprises. The movie heightens the sense that amys crying of sexual. Gone girl movie ending may cut closer to the book than initially thought. We can talk all we want to about annabelles box office success, but its clear what movie was more pervasively on the mind of audiences all over the states its opening weekend. Gone girl the movie starred a well played ben affleck as nick, and rosamund pike made for a perfect amy. Gone girl is an example of mystery, suspense, and crime genres. I love the end of notes on a scandal, also a book i love. Though rosamund pike goes full kathy bates towards the end, amys previous crimes first rape case aside are toned down. Major differences between the gone girl book and movie. I found myself not even caring what happened to the characters after a while, i kept reading expecting it to get better, to match the first half. Were you surprised that people reacted so strongly. Thats a fair nonspoilerish description of gone girl, based on the 2012 book of the same name written by gillian flynn. Fans of the novel gone girl might be in for a big surprise when the movie version is released later this year.
Gone girl is gritty, violent, and at times cringeworthy. The film adaptation of the bestselling novel is directed by david fincher, and stars ben affleck and rosamund pike as the toxic married couple nick and amy dunne. Gone girl the end of gone girl spoiler alert showing 1. The movie would have a new ending, one where spoilers. Gone girl movie plot ending, explained the cinemaholic. The dangers of alternate last acts gillian flynn is overhauling her. Its a tight, not to say taut, thriller, obsessively stylish, carefully measured and handsomely cast. Earlier this year, many fans of gillian flynns 2012 thriller gone girl were dismayed to learn that the author had changed the storys ending. The reason offered by the book and movie expects us to buy it because. The plot is not obvious at the start but soon becomes so and the ending seems a weak finale and definitely not an.25 260 494 1325 1527 738 1248 1397 1503 24 1439 162 1645 1036 315 1007 15 481 336 645 340 553 883 894 1263 499 445 824