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To tell you the truth I'm a little wary about the screen adaptation. It's not Fincher; I'm a fan; with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I thought Fincher upped the stakes beautifully in his very visceral take; he knows how to build and create tension. The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons are among my favorite films. But I question his casting here, especially of Affleck (again, a fan) as Nick who is supposed to be younger and full of boyish charm before he turns into that awful guy. Maybe Fincher is banking on Affleck oozing his personal cache onscreen; there's something about him - and he may be the nicest guy in the world - that makes you think he could be a slime-bag. Not that he is, but he's got that cocky grin, and he did diss his wife at the Oscars basically saying their marriage was work, and, well he comes off a bit as an a**hole. Maybe Fincher has something; you don't have to be a younger man to be an immature sob. Alongside Affleck, Pike wiIl be fine although clearly not older like Gillian's Amy in the novel. Mainly I just wonder how you translate the dual (duel? haha) narrative from the ultimately unlikeable pair on screen? The unlikeability of the key characters and unsatisfactory ending of the novel being key factors. I loved reading the book but at the end; bleh. Kinda hated it. So I don't know.
| Fincher favorite, DP Jeff Crenoweth,was nomintated for his work on |
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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At the very least the movie will look good: THR reports that director of photography Jeff Cronenweth is reteaming with David Fincher on Gone Girl. Cronenweth is a fantastic and natural choice; he previously earned Oscar nominations for his work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network; both Fincher films. For whatever reason Croneweth isn't on the imdb listing yet; but THR is usually reliable and the choice makes absolute sense so I'll take their word for it.
|Will Donald Burt Graham, the Oscar winning production designer for |
The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons be back for Gone Girl?
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Another production folk of note is Sue Chan for art direction - you saw her work under production designer William Arnold in Crazy Stupid Love; what that means is that the production designer has already been hired; probably months ago. And it's the production designer who hires the art director; probably with Fincher's okay. I can't imagine Fincher not having - and wanting - approval of everything and everyone, especially key players, he's such a perfectionist. I also can't imagine Fincher not bringing back Donald Graham Burt, his Oscar and BAFTA winning production designer from Benjamin Buttons. Burt (Graham Burt?) also worked on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Social Network with Fincher and Cronenweth; Fincher would be a fool not to keep the threesome in place and Fincher is no fool; I think only Graham Burt's (I've decided) lack of availablilty could keep him from the film and professionally, at least, he's available. I'm going to go out on the cliche limb and make a wild prediction and say he's the man. Time will tell.
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costume designs for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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