Gone Girl: TV Spot

David Fincher may not be a fan of marketing his films as "from the director of..." — but honestly: with Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac and The Social Network, among others, to his credit the real difficulty lies in chosing only two titles to represent his level of directorial awesome. They should actually cough up a trailer for Fincher fanatics that basically intercuts with "From the director of... Se7en... The Game... Fight Club... Panic Room... Zodiac... The Curious Case of Benjamin Button... The Social Network..." uh, you get the idea. His list of brilliant doesn't stop. And here's a brand new "Gone Girl" TV spot to prove exactly that.

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  1. So some skidmark just posted the 'twist' as a subject heading on the imdb 'GG' board. Which has kind of pissed me off. (I've avoided the book prior to the film). Aren't people great though? Not saying it's ruined things, but, y'know...

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  2. Oh my... what a low-life. Sometimes I am really not sure whether people are just stupid or do stuff like that on purpose just to piss people off. :/

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  3. As Eisntein said: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

    If it is any consolation to you, I've read the book and I'd say that the "twist" is indeed a plot point but not that important, considering when it happens and being a 50/50 mistery situation.

    The is much more a psychological thriller than a whodunit. The important "twisting" happens all along the story, wich starts "romantically straight" and ends really "twisted".

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    1. Thanks Daryl. I would only be seeing the 'whodunnit version' once anyway ~ the first time. IMHO Fincher films/movies are designed to be viewed as obsessively as they are made, so I'm still relishing devouring far more than the basic 'Scooby-Doo' element of it; many, many, many times! As Angus Wall put it so eloquently "Fincher's movies are about the accumulation of granular detail.." not one twist.
      It just pissed me off as to why someone would bother to do that?
      Looking forward to Nev Pierce's latest despatch from FincherLand in 'Empire' by the end of the week.
      And, finally!, Prof.Knapp's DF Interviews book is heading my way :)

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  4. Finally read the novel this summer.
    Loved the Nick character, the first and second act of the story.
    Amy is somehow less believable. The ending is also a letdown, not to mention the numerous inconsistencies of the conclusion.
    So if Fincher did change the ending than can only be a good thing for the movie in my (humble) opinion.

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    1. I really like the ending of the book. And I would like the movie to end in very similar fashion ;)

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  5. Attention british Fincher fanatics! BAFTA - A Life in Pictures: David Fincher

    http://bit.ly/1t96Bsq

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  6. It seems likely that it's already sold out to BAFTA members, but I'm waiting to hear back if the public on-sale this Friday is still valid. I'd be proud to represent ff.com at this one ;)

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    1. I think there's still hope. Just remember 1:00 P.M. Friday. Book your ticket! We need someone inside :)

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    2. Yep, just confirmed that a ltd number of tx on-sale Friday to public.
      Intimate = 227 seats, so...wish me luck?!

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    3. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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    4. Me too :)

      In the meantime, I am doing a Life in Pictures: David Fincher retrospective in my living room ;) I've recently watched Benjamin Button. I have no idea why Fincher fans place this movie so low in their private rankings!? This is a true masterpiece. The visuals are stunning. Art direction and costume design, I say no other Fincher movie comes close in that department. The VFX hold up very good after all those years. And the story hit me so hard this time around. Beautiful movie.

      PS. Happy Birthday Mr. Fincher! :)

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    5. Thanks both.

      I keep meaning to get around to rewatching 'Button'. I loved it on release. But I feel that it would hit a little too close to home right now. Or maybe it would help, I don't know.

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    6. Just been informed that public allocation is 50.

      So may need more than finger crossing!! ;)

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  7. Damn, that sounds fantastic! I really hope you get to attend, Simon, I am sure it will be a thrill.

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  8. Tyler Perry on Gone Girl’s Ending and Singing With Ben Affleck.

    http://vult.re/1AUgCdT

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    1. Him not knowning who Fincher is is still surprising, but damn everuthing else sounds FANTASTIC!

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    2. "One of my first lines, on the first day, Ben goes, "Just want you to know, minimum, 30 takes." And the blood was draining from my face. I turned around and I was like, "Are you serious?" He was like, 
"Yeah, yeah, yeah.""

      LOL :P

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  9. http://mashable.com/2014/08/28/david-finchers-gap-ads/

    New Gap ads.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure FF will create a separate post for these, so I will express how I freaking love them in that post ;)

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    2. My God! Many thanks!

      The descriptions of each ad are priceless:

      "It's not unusual for Fincher to ask for more than 50 takes of a single shot. In this case, Farbman says, multiple takes meant the actor's coarse beard hair was chafing the actress' skin. The solution was to shave him down and replace the beard with fake, softer material"

      8-D

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    3. David Fincher Brings 'Positive Anxiety' to Gap's Fall Campaign

      Cinematic Ads Are First Work out of New Global Agency Wieden & Kennedy

      By Ann-Christine Diaz, Natalie Zmuda.
      Published on August 27, 2014.
      Advertising Age (Ad Age)

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    4. Sheets with full credits for each Ad:

      Ad Age / Creativity

      Gap: Kiss
      Gap: Stairs
      Gap: Drive
      Gap: Golf

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  10. More technical mumbo jumbo ;-) about the editorial process for the pros, the students and the geeks. All the articles interlinked:

    David Fincher's new movie shot and post produced at 6K and used 36 TB of SSDs!

    Written by Neil Roberts
    27 Aug, 2014
    Red Shark


    Designing Studio Infrastructure for Uncompressed 6K Workflow: Using Adobe Premier for House

    Presentation by Jeff Brue
    Visual Computing Theater @ SIGGRAPH 2014
    August 13
    USTREAM


    Think editing 4K raw in real time is difficult? How about 6K then?

    Written by RedShark News Staff
    16 Apr, 2014
    Red Shark

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    1. Thanks Daryl! And don't you worry, there's at least one person here who will read all those links ;)

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  11. Exclusive New Pictures From Gone Girl

    See David Fincher at work adapting the bestseller

    28 August 2014 | Written by Helen O'Hara
    Empire Magazine Online

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