Director David Fincher, whenever he decides to tackle a new subject, especially when it comes making films, the year, as we all know, turns out to be an important year. His upcoming film, [Gone Girl](movie:833123), based on the novel of the same name, by author Gillian Flynn (Screenwriter), who has adapted her own work, tackles one of the most important, yet sensitive subjects, marriage. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, as Nick and Amy Dunne, Flynn's novel quite passionately brings the spotlight on what's so obvious when it comes to marriage. I don't have the intention to spoil it, although Flynn's screenplay has a entirely different third act.
Fincher's oeuvre, always bold, dares to audaciously once again enter, where most directors tend to stay away from. On its surface, Gone Girl, might sound like marriage has gone wrong as it's the simple truth of our everyday lives for some. Though, Flynn's novel enters the very dark side of the marriage. Perhaps not just marriage, but the dark side of life itself and a darker slant towards humans way of handling situations.
Three months away from its release date (October), Gone Girl, opens the prestigious 52nd New York Film Festival:
The Film Society noted that Gone Girl is "at once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, and a comedy that starts pitch black and only gets blacker, Gone Girl is a great work of popular art by a great artist."
What the cine-goers should expect from director David Fincher is that he has another masterpiece for them, which is probably difficult to look at due to its subject matter, but it's essential to grasp what it is attempting to convey.
Thanks to The Film Society Lincoln Center for the heads up.