Film School: Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014) Gone Girl (2014)

From script to staging: how a bestseller can be adapted.

Author Gillian Flynn, with stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, on adapting her own novel into her first screenplay (from a longer segment with Charlie Rose):

Lessons from the Screenplay‘s first (!) episode is about how lean, efficient writing, from the dialogue to the stage direction, creates a solid foundation for the director and actors to explore and expand into the final filmed version:

Director David Fincher shares more thematic than technical considerations that went into his adaptation of the story:

The titular Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike, describes how preparing to play a sociopath involves confronting one’s own darkness – and potentially scaring the neighbours (via Off Camera):

Further Viewing

Compare and contrast another of David Fincher’s adaptations, not with the novel, with another film adaptation of the same novel:

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