Gone Girl, based on the same titled novel written by Gillian Flynn –who also wrote the film’s screenplay–, is David Fincher’s third collaboration with music composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. If you’ve seen The Social Network or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo then you are more than familiar with the haunting masterpieces these artists have been creating over the last five years. This film takes you through what appears to be a missing person case, with the media viciously pointing their finger at Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) for the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike); Uncovering details that question what really took place.
“When I think of my wife, I always think of her head; I picture cracking her lovely skull and spooling her brains, trying to get answers. The primal questions of any marriage. What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other?”
These are Nick’s opening words which –along with his obvious lack of sorrow for the disappearance of his wife– make you wonder whether or not he is involved in Amy’s likely death. As the investigation delves deeper into Amy’s life new characters are brought into the story, including Desi Collings (Neil Patrick Harris) and Nick’s attorney Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry) who may have answers.
Gone Girl is by far the best film I’ve seen in 2014, I doubt there will be one to surpass it before the end of the year. This film, being as visually and audibly haunting yet beautiful as it is, is certainly one to not only see but listen to.
I leave you with a preview of the Gone Girl Original Soundtrack, the Gone Girl Official Trailer, and the question that every body is thinking… Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Go see this film before it’s…
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