But the more i thought of it, the more i realized that gone girls controversial ending is shockingly perfect. Oct 08, 2014 pretty much everyone myself included took this to mean gone girl. 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. Minor tweaks aside, nick still chooses amy, and amy chooses nick. I was enthralled by gillian flynns 2012 novel gone girl, but, like so many readers of the marital mystery, i was lessthanpleased with the. Want to talk about changes the film made to the book especially. I just finished listening to the audio book gone girl and am disappointed in the ending. 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. Oct 05, 2014 to recap, heres the timeline of the gone girl ending debacle. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the gone girl whirlwind tour. Redeeming billy creates a reverse gone girl effect. But dont be surprised to see some changes in the onscreen adaptation of the beloved gillian flynn book. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl.
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. Brunda i just finished this book and honestly my first reaction to the ending was to flip the next page and double check if i skipped a chapter. The movie, which i saw on opening night last week, is also excellent. If you havent yet read gone girl, or if you care about spoilers, please dont read further than this sentence, because im about to give the whole ending of this book away. One friend began reading the book at the same time i started listening. What actually happens at the climax of gone girl, and how. 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 reading guide a readers guide for gone girl by gillian flynn for additional features, visit in order to provide reading groups with the most informed and thoughtprovoking questions possible, it is necessary to reveal important aspects of the plot of this novel. 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. Classic literature, original gangster s4 e11 gone girl by gillian flynn thug notes book summary and analysis. Despite the fact that flynn wrote the screenplay for david finchers new film, there are a. How the gone girl movie ends popsugar entertainment. But thankfully it wasnt, that would have been just another execution of a standard ending withatwist.
Did you notice this major plot problem in gone girl. The story the first half of gone girl is essentially a masterclass in misdirection and after the reveal that last warning amy is still alive things. The film stars ben affleck, rosamund pike, neil patrick harris, and tyler perry. This was a bit of a sideswipe for me, as id planned to discuss the differences between the two endings of gone girl and determine whether the new, cinematic conclusion worked better, worse, or the same as that of the. They are even set to have an interview with ellen abbott in their home. It was published by crown publishing group in june 2012. 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. Nick and amy hate and love each other like most couples, but more important. Despite the fact that flynn wrote the screenplay for david finchers new film, there are a few small plot twists that didnt make the cut. It is true when they say that gone girl is possibly among the worst movies you could pick for watching on a date night. The movie stays pretty true to the book, although some characters. What to pick up after finishing the book or movie that changed when amber frey, a massage therapist, told the. Oct 06, 2014 the differences between the ending of gone girl, the film, and gone girl, the book, are miniscule. Spoiler page for gone girl by gillian flynn book journey.
A reverse gone girl changing the ending of a novel laura. The reallife murder mystery with gone girl ties time. Oct 06, 2014 obviously, this post includes many spoilers about the gone girl movie and book. Having recently watched sharp objects, an hbo limited series based on flynns novel of the same name, i admit that it was a nightmare revisiting amy elliott dunne in gone girl. Oct 08, 2014 the book version of gone girl, so ive heard, is a crime novel. Mar 02, 2015 a thematic analysis of gone girl 2014.
A recent profile of star ben affleck briefly delves into the nature of director david finchers gone girl movie ending, potentially clarifying rumors. If you dont want to know what happens in either film or book. Desis mothers signature scent makes me wrinkle my nose in disgust still. The differences between the ending of gone girl, the film, and gone girl, the book, are miniscule. Changing billy from being the villain to a jaded character who is really a softie also steers i know where the bodies are buried away from cliche territory. In the book, at least desis mother goes to the police, hysterical, saying that amy killed her son even though shes whisked away, theres the faint hope that maybe the case is reopened. The movies ending, like the movie itself, is quite loyal to the book. The ending of the book or from amys disappearance on seem like the author just lost her focus. Oct 09, 2014 the ending leaves the reader with a sick feeling in hisher stomach, and a seeming lack of resolution.
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. 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. 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. Earlier this year, many fans of gillian flynns 2012 thriller gone girl were dismayed to learn that the author had changed the storys ending for the film adaptation. The movie would have a new ending, one where spoilers. Millions of you flocked to gone girl over the weekend, and you saw finchers ending. The novels suspense comes from the main character, nick dunne, and whether he is involved in the disappearance of his wife. The novel soon made the new york times best seller list. Oct 09, 2014 let me start by saying that this isnt about the adapted screenplay or the ending or the fact that ben affleck wore a mets hat instead of a yankees one. Gone girl is a film adaptation of flynns 2012 novel of the same name. We texted back and forth as she had a hard time getting into it while i loved it from the start. That was never my intention when i wrote the book, and its funny how.
In a thriller, a villain sometimes seems nice, only to have each chapter reveal yet another fact that. But thankfully it wasnt, that would have been just another execution of a standard endingwithatwist. Read on for flynns explanation as to why gone girls ending is the only one that. Gone girl gillian flynn, 2012 crown publishing 432 pp. Were you surprised that people reacted so strongly to it. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these.
Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. Gone girl is gritty, violent, and at times cringeworthy. Gone girl is an example of mystery, suspense, and crime genres. The book version of gone girl, so ive heard, is a crime novel. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, new york times bestseller gillian flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. Sep 04, 2014 a recent profile of star ben affleck briefly delves into the nature of director david finchers gone girl movie ending, potentially clarifying rumors. The biggest differences between the gone girl movie. This is a wonderful and terrifying book about how the happy surface normality and the underlying darkness can become too closely interwoven to separate. Were you surprised that people reacted so strongly.
Amy nips nicks plans to reveal the truth about her in the bud with news that shes pregnant. I love the end of notes on a scandal, also a book i love. Is gone girls movie ending different from the book. Thats a fair nonspoilerish description of gone girl, based on the 2012 book of the same name written by gillian flynn. The question and answer section for gone girl is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Gone girl is a thriller novel in the mystery and crime genres, by the american writer gillian. Is gillian flynn planning to write a sequel to gone girl. Not only has her third novel gone girl been a giant critical and. David finchers movie of gillian flynns bestseller is released this weekend. From beginning to end, gone girl is a spellbinding, cutthroat page turner. Oct, 2014 read on for flynns explanation as to why gone girls ending is the only one that would have worked. Major differences between the gone girl book and movie. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these specific ways. In the end, nick deletes his memoir and chooses to stay with amy for his childs sake.
Gone girl study guide contains a biography of gillian flynn, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. The film concludes with amy and nick going on television to announce amys pregnancy, as opposed. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl in 2012. 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.
Gone girl is one of those movies that, in the hands of a lesser director, could have ended up rather trashy. Gillian flynn, a former ew critic and current entertainer of the year, has had a dream 2012. Gone girl is a story of the trials and tribulations that a couple, nick and amy dunne go through in their young marriage. Sep 30, 2014 earlier this year, many fans of gillian flynns 2012 thriller gone girl were dismayed to learn that the author had changed the storys ending for the film adaptation. Sep 28, 2017 gone girl is gritty, violent, and at times cringeworthy. The questions at the end of the quotation escalate in intensity, moving from.
May 21, 2019 nick and amy make their first public appearance together at the volunteer center, posing as a happily reunited couple. A reverse gone girl changing the ending of a novel. I really enjoyed the whole book, but the ending just had me in disbelief. But there are a few things that author gillian flynn. Anyway, im curious as to how other people felt about the ending and what it possibly entails. Amy decides to come home to nick after believing he. With all things breezy at first, life eventually hits hard and things spiral out of control as problems in their marriage and individual selves surface. The following guest blog post contains spoilers from the last chapter of the ya thriller i know where the bodies are buried. Jan 10, 2014 fans of the novel gone girl might be in for a big surprise when the movie version is released later this year.
Let me tell you, i cant remember the last time i read through an entire novel so rapidly. Gone girl movie will have a different ending from the book. Duh maybe thats true, but theres more to flynns title choice than meets the eyeand in a lot of ways, its actually describing amy herse. Gone girl revamps gender stereotypes for the worse. The ending of gone girl is a big point of contention for a lot of readers. Ill add the conclusion to the end of that sentence as well. Oct 16, 2014 thats a fair nonspoilerish description of gone girl, based on the 2012 book of the same name written by gillian flynn. The film version of gone girl, which hit theaters this weekend, follows the novel closely. And yes, despite rumors to the contrary, the film does having the same ending as the novel. If you dont want to know what happens in either film or book, stop reading now. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these specific ways as gone girl rolled through production, there was talk about director david fincher and screenwriter gillian flynn tinkering. Ben affleck, in interviews, described it as a complete rewrite of the storys third act. The biggest differences between the gone girl movie and. One of the films executive producers, leslie dixon, read the manuscript of the novel in 2011 and brought it to the attention of reese witherspoon who was originally slated to play amy in december of that year.
May 30, 2012 gone girl, by gillian flynn, is a twosided contest in which nick and amy dunne tell conflicting stories. Even if the movie had ended at half point, that would have been a complete story with a twist. Its more like a cyclone on steroids, with farm animals and houses zooming by really fast. The main character, amy, is just way too methodical to make such a mistake like getting robbed. 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 bestselling book some love it. This 43page guide for gone girl by gillian flynn includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 parts, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis. Dark, vicious, morbidly funny and utterly brilliant, gone girl is an absolute mustread. Gone girl movie plot ending, explained the cinemaholic. Gone girl by gillian flynn darkly funny, suspenseful and cunningly plotted, gillian flynns gone girl will be published june 5.825 1115 1370 471 878 1017 504 17 1099 598 259 818 116 1188 517 1068 298 255 1476 1488 313 659 1154 931 1025 1375 790 1544 809 1113 88 1140 674 273 609 85 1117 928