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- Sasha Stone
There are few movies that are currently being talked about as much as "Gone Girl," David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel that seemingly everybody read (original author Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay for the movie). "Gone Girl" has a starry cast (anchored by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike), a wonderfully twisty-turny narrative, and a can't-stop-listening-to-it score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. (Plus, there is a ton of socio-political commentary that will be done after the film opens, in regards to its views on gender roles, the institution of marriage, and the media.)
Why wouldn't people be talking about?
Well, to ease the wait time left before its opening on Friday (for special advanced fan screenings, click here), we are here to bring you an exclusive clip. Not that it will get you any less pumped. (If you'd like to read our review, you can do so here. »
- Drew Taylor
While another Reznor/Ross score was tied to the film all along, though, Fincher decided to pull out another musical trick for the first glimpses of the film, provided earlier this year. Mimicking a stylistic choice from his teaser for The Social Network back in 2009, the Gone Girl teaser featured clips over an eerie cover.
For the previous film, it was a children’s chorus taking on Radiohead’s “Creep." Fincher kept it atmospheric but took a more grown-up vibe on the Gone Girl teaser, choosing Psychedelic Furs front-man Richard Butler and his cover of »
- Shane McNeil
A couple of nights ago, the New York Film Festival kicked off at Lincoln Center, with a starry, splashy premiere - "Gone Girl," the long-awaited adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling mystery (there were more than 3.5 million copies in print in the first year the book was published). Everyone was there, including stars Ben Affleck (who took some good-natured ribbing about his upcoming role as Batman during the post-film Q&A) and Rosamund Pike and director David Fincher. But the real star was, of course, the movie.
"Gone Girl," for those precious few who haven't read the book, concerns the disappearance of a beautiful wife (Pike) and the media scrutiny that zeroes in on her charming husband (Affleck). Did he murder her? Was she kidnapped? Or is there something altogether stranger going on? These are the questions that swirl around "Gone Girl," and as directed by Fincher ("Seven," "Zodiac," "The Social Network »
- Drew Taylor
When David Fincher first approached Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and partner Atticus Ross to talk about music for the score of "The Social Network," they had no idea how to compose for the movies. He and Ross decided not to learn how to do it from experts, but to figure out organically how their music could work on film. They won the Oscar for that score, and went on to compose the soundtrack for Fincher's next, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." For "Gone Girl," Fincher came in with an idea to build from--ambient sound, spa music. The composers took it and ran. The score starts out superficially bland and sweet--but gets darker and nastier. Watch the video below to find out how the men collaborate. Listen to the soundtrack here. »
- Anne Thompson
The Internet’s all-a-twitter about Steven Soderbergh’s latest project. I’m not talking about his one-man-band Cinemax series The Knick, which incidentally aired its finest episode (“Get the Rope”) yesterday evening. I’m talking about the post on his personal website, Extension765, in which he reworks Steven Spielberg’s iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) as an educational tool — draining the color away and removing the sound, adding modern musical cues (like a propulsive track from the Trent Reznor–Atticus Ross score to The Social Network), and asking all who watch to “think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices…”It’s an interesting peek inside the cinematographically-minded lizard brain, but there’s an unspoken issue here, one which my friend »
- Keith Uhlich
David Fincher has been frequently compared to Stanley Kubrick over the course of his career, and most of the time, the comparison is based on the most facile of things. Sure, there's a level of technical mastery to the films Fincher makes that is almost hard to believe, on the same level as that displayed by Kubrick, but I think there's another reason that the comparison is apt, one that goes deeper and that isn't just about how they approach their craft. At his best, David Fincher makes films that feel like they were made by an alien who is visiting Earth, someone who is determined to understand the way these strange naked apes behave, and it's that same sort of cultural anthropologist voice that marked many of Kubrick's movies. There is a feeling watching Fincher's movies that he feels like we're all insane, and he doesn't trust any of us, »
- Drew McWeeny
Written by Gillian Flynn
Directed by David Fincher
There’s something rotten in the state of Missouri, as one man’s wife has gone missing and he takes on the role of primary suspect, looking guiltier with every grimace. David Fincher’s latest film is Gone Girl, based on the best-selling novel from Gillian Flynn. It’s a film that festers and feels dead inside, but imbued with a lively pessimism, a stinging bitterness. It’s one of Fincher’s best films in years.
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. »
- Kyle Turner
“We’re trusting you, obviously, not to, you know, quote us,” said Rosamund Pike with a smile, after her Gone Girl director David Fincher interrupted for the third time to prevent any mention of spoilers from his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s twisty best-seller. Nevermind that this was during a Q&A after the audience had already seen the much-anticipated film, which opened the New York Film Festival on Friday night. If you’ve read the book, you know the big surprises, but Fincher, who’s put heads in boxes and helped bring Tyler Durden to life on screen, prefers »
- Jeff Labrecque
Tonight the New York Film Festival showed off the first of its wares with the opening night world premiere of David Fincher's "Gone Girl." A faithful adaptation of Gillian Flynn's twisted 2012 page-turner, it brings a very different swagger into the season, one of cynicism, the cold chill of deep truths ripe for the kind of dead-faced satire the filmmaker has bathed them in here. But is it an Oscar player for Fox or will the Academy flinch? (I hate myself for even typing that sentence, trust me.) Fincher may not want to play the awards season game anymore after having a lot of the fight taken out of him by his last two campaigns, but here "Gone Girl" is anyway, with a big, splashy premiere at a prestigious fall festival and a release pattern square in the corridor that has proved useful for the last couple of Best Picture winners. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Fox drama opens domestically Oct. 3 and kicked off the New York Film Festival Friday night.
Rosamund Pike bursts into the best-actress race in the kind of showy role that awards voters love — going from sweet to steely, sympathetic to scary. Ben Affleck might be the biggest star in “Gone Girl,” but it’s Pike who will shine bright this awards season.
And that’s not a knock on Affleck. The actor’s at his best in a complex role of widower-turned-suspect in “Gone Girl” and supporting turns by Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and Carrie Coon are also worthy of attention. However, those races are more crowded than the actress category, which is why Pike seems closer to a sure bet.
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- Tim Gray
By Anjelica Oswald
Tonight’s world premiere of Gone Girl marks the start of the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel and stars Ben Affleck as Nick, a man at the center of an investigation surrounding his missing wife (Rosamund Pike). The film has been gaining Oscar buzz since March and will be released in theaters Oct. 3. Here is a list of 10 things you should about Gone Girl:
Gone Girl is Flynn’s third novel and her second New York Times bestseller. It sold 1.9 million copies in 2012 and was only surpassed by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. She is currently working on two novels, one of which is for young adults. Flynn also wrote the screenplay for the film. Though there was speculation that the end would be changed, »
- Anjelica Oswald
The time for "Gone Girl" draws nigh, but most of us plebes have to wait another week to see the David Fincher thriller. Until then, let us enjoy this brief clip of Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) meeting for the first time at someone's lame party, where they trade some pithy quips over beer. Amy dodges and parries while Nick charms and cajoles, and it's all just a little bit too clever and fast-talking in that way that smart and smarmy New Yorke writers have of flirting.
It's just 35 seconds of "Gone Girl" glory, but maybe if you watch it on a loop for 2 hours while listening to the score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, you can pretend that October 3rd is already here.
[Via Yahoo!] »
- Jenni Miller
We're mourning the loss of Peter von Bagh along with countless others in the world cinema community. Many are sharing past articles on or by von Bagh. Here's Jonathan Rosenbaum's piece on the man, and his extraordinary film Helsinki, Forever:
"We’ve met at various times in Paris, London, New York, Southern California, Chicago, Helsinki, Sodankylä, and Bologna — and probably in other places as well, although these are the ones I currently remember. The first times were in Paris in the early 1970s, when he looked me up, and it must have been either in San Diego in 1977 or 1978 or in Santa Barbara between 1983 and 1987 that he convinced me to buy a multiregional Vcr. Most likely it was the latter, where I was mainly bored out of my wits apart from my pastime of taping movies from cable TV, and Peter maintained that if we started swapping films through the mail, »
Before you see the movie, listen to the score. Ahead of the nationwide release of Ben Affleck‘s new movie “Gone Girl,” NPR is streaming the soundtrack for the film in its entirety. See video: New ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer Suggests That Ben Affleck Murdered His Wife “Gone Girl” marks the third collaboration between Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who previously composed the music for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Social Network,” the latter of which won them an Academy Award. All three films were directed by David Fincher. The full one-hour-and-26-minute soundtrack for “Gone Girl” is available online at www. »
- Ryan O'Connell
With the release of the movie just over a week away, you can now stream the entire soundtrack for Gone Girl on NPR's website, which you can listen to here. David Fincher has now completed the hat-trick with composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, having worked with them on both The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've enjoyed their collaborations previously, and listened to a couple of tracks from the soundtrack ("What Have We Done To Each Otherc" and "Empty Places"), and they are pretty much what we have come to expect from a Reznor and Ross collaboration. They are slow, moody tracks with heavy use of synthesizers. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but I was hoping for at least a little variation on what they do. It might be I listened to the two wrong tracks, and every other one is vastly different. »
- Mike Shutt
David Fincher's Gone Girl is only a little over a week away, and the movie will mark his third collaboration with musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The duo previously handled the score The Social Network (for which they won an Oscar) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and their electronic music perfectly suits Fincher's slightly off-kilter, cold, mocking style. The full Gone Girl score has gone online, and while it's not necessarily music you'll kick back and relax to, it does have a strong blend of uneasy peace and angry noise that should perfectly suit the picture. Click over to NPR to listen to the full score. The film opens October 3rd and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Scoot McNairy, Missi Pyle, Casey Wilson, Emily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick Harris. And speaking of David Fincher, click here to »
- Matt Goldberg
As the release of the highly anticipated movie version of Gone Girl draws closer, those eagerly awaiting the film have a new way to feed their addiction for all things Nick and Amy. You can now stream the entire Gone Girl soundtrack, composed by director David Fincher's frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, on NPR's website. FIncher previously told The Wall Street Journal that the inspiration for the ominous score was the relaxing music he heard while getting his back adjusted at a spa. Read more 'Gone Girl': Film Review "I was listening to that calming, placating music and
- Hilary Lewis
Now you can spend your day feeling deeply unsettled: NPR is streaming Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Gone Girl soundtrack in full. As is probably to be expected given the source material and people involved, the music which scores David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel about a missing woman and a toxic marriage is thoroughly creepy.
However, there’s also an unnerving sweetness to it. According to an interview with Time Out, Fincher said he told his now-frequent collaborators Reznor and Ross, “I want you to give me your version of spa music. These sort of endless »
- Esther Zuckerman
When it comes to the works of director David Fincher, there have been few collaborators as iindispensable as Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, both of whom have day jobs as part of the phenomenally popular rock act Nine Inch Nails, and whose soundtrack work for the filmmaker ranks amongst the most influential and highly original works in recent cinematic memory. After their electro-infused score for "The Social Network" and more meditative music for "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," they're about to unleash their latest work together - for "Gone Girl," the ridiculously anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel. And you can listen to it all - right now!
NPR, whose website is actually wearing a cardigan and owlish glasses, is streaming the entire score right now. Supposedly the music was influenced by the queasy feel-good music that are piped into massage parlors, with Fincher directing Ross and Reznor »
- Drew Taylor
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