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Sharp Objects (TV Mini-Series 2018– ) Poster

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Before she was even a household name, author Stephen King said of Flynn's first book "Sharp Objects" in 2006, "I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so, but was helpless to stop turning them."
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Gillian Flynn's book "Sharp Objects", on which this series is based, was written before "Gone Girl" and took 12 long years to reach the screen. The author has said of her debut novel that it's the book most of her readers ask her about at book meetings and on social media.
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Australian actress Eliza Scanlen makes her American debut as Amma, the half-sister of Camille (Amy Adams). Eliza who'd provided an audition tape from her hometown Sydney, was later flown to the U.S. to screen test with Amy for director Jean-Marc Vallée. Of Amy's kindness to her on set Eliza has said that, "She really took me under her wing," this being her first major role in a foreign country.
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When Camille leaves work, she plugs in her smart phone and precedes to listen to Led Zeppelin, this makes the show a rarity as Led Zeppelin rarely allow their catalog to be played, most expensive to get rights to use makes it a rarity.
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Amy Adams lowered her voice timbre for her character Camille as she did not want to sound like an earlier character Giselle with a drinking problem.
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In nearly every shot, there is at least one green object.
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It is filmed in Barnesville, Georgia in the theme of Wind Gap, Missouri.
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Amy Adams was previously set to star in Dark Places (2015), but dropped out. This then marks her first collaboration with Gillian Flynn.
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Amy Adams and Chris Messina previously starred together in Julie & Julia (2009), where they played husband and wife. Adams suggested Messina for this role, because they remained friends after the movie.
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Shot in 90 days, having to film Amy Adams' role first due to a scheduling problems, so she worked on the show for 65 days.
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The music of Led Zeppelin features quite symbolically in Camille Amy Adams' life throughout the series. Coincidentally, the band's "Good Times Bad Times" also featured on the soundtracks of both The Fighter (2010) and American Hustle (2013) in which Adams also starred.
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It was filmed in Mendocino and Lake Counties, northern California.
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Based on the book, Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn.
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Sophia Lillis's first television role.
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Chris Messina and Patricia Clarkson previously starred together in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
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Chris Messina and Matt Craven previously starred together in Devil (2010).
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On February 19, 2016, Variety reported that Amy Adams had joined the project as its lead.
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Chris Messina and David Sullivan previously starred together in Argo (2012).
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Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven previously starred together in Indian Summer (1993).
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Chris Messina and Madison Davenport previously starred together in Humboldt County (2008).
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Henry Czerny and Miguel Sandoval both appeared in "Clear and Present Danger".
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The titles of each episode are words that Camille has carved into her skin.
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In episode 'Closer' the residents celebrate Calhoun Day. As the play commences they hoist a painted banner which says 'Calhoun Day'. If you watch slowly just before the banner drops, the text changes to say 'Shallow Day'
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In the novel, the word "Vanish" is carved on the back of Camille's neck. In the show, it is carved on her right forearm.
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The words that appear on objects on screen are meant to represent Camille's thoughts and feelings. They echo the words she has carved on her skin.
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The victims' ages in the book are different than the show. Ann, 9, is the first victim, and Natalie, 10, is the second.
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"Amma" contains the same letters as "Mama".
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This is the second series by director Jean- Marc Vallée that uses a song from Danish musician Agnes Obel's " Aventine" album . Vallée had previously directed " Big Little Lies" on the HBO network with Obel's " September Song". Sharp Objects used a song from the same album in the premiere called " Chord Left".
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