You’ve finally asked that special girl on a date and she actually said yes! But don’t get too comfortable just yet because now it’s time for the hard part. Despite whatever initial interest she might have, you will still have to take some time to plan out your first date accordingly.
Tyler Perry is perfectly cast as the big city lawyer with all the answers. Missi Pyle does a wonderful Nancy Grace and while I wasn’t a huge fan of Neil Patrick Harris’ character, who’s merely a device to lead the third gone girl film act, I can’t deny he played the part to perfection. I can’t wait to see it again now that I know how the story goes. Not sure if I should be appreciating the cinematographer or Fincher but so many well placed shots.
I realize I’m in the minority but my favorite Fincher has always been The Game. Every time I watch it I find more and more engaging. Something about how he presents the world in that film just really gets to me and like it says in the article its really one of Douglas’s best performances. I would rank Dragon Tattoo much higher but overall, very interesting list and I’ll be excited to see where Gone Girl ranks when I see it next weekend.
GONE GIRL wouldn’t work on the level that it does if it wasn’t anchored by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and Amy Dunne. Affleck’s Nick reels in the audience with sympathy, but then the frozen pond cracks under our feet and we are plunged into chilling darkness. Affleck never fully reveals his hand, and as the story progresses we are never quite sure if we can trust Nick, or loathe him. It’s a career best performance, and I can’t wait to see what Affleck pulls from his work here with Fincher to his own directing career.
Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s best-selling page turner by the author herself, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, a gallant-jawed goofus who muses, while stroking his wife Amy’s hair in the opening shot, about wanting to crack open that girl’s skull in order to see what she’s thinking. Though Nick’s narration indicates violent thoughts, it’s worth noting that the Downy fresh image is one of the few in the entire film that cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth doesn’t filter down into that trademark jaundiced, sickening yellow pallor.