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RE: Gone Girl
Thought the movie was too long, and dragged in the first half, especially before the Amy narratibve. So essentially affleck starts out as alpha and becomes a mediocre beta (yet cheats with super titty younger woman).

But Amy on seeing the tv interview where affleck seemingly takes charge is attracted again. So she returns. WTF? Seems pretty thin to fake a murder. Whatever.
01-18-2015 11:54 AM
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RE: Gone Girl
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Finally got around to watching this, and managed to avoid spoilers.

Lots of great posts in this thread, I'll just say it's one of the few movies in the past few years that have captured me and had me really feeling it moment by moment.

The last time I can remember something like that was watching "Hurt Locker" (great movie if you haven't seen it).

Despite all the claims of misogyny from mainstream media, it's important that this was made and seen so widely, since it allows even the tiniest crack in the typical narrative when it comes to false accusations.

What I mean by that, is that this may be beneficial in the long run by exposing people's mind to the possibility that something like this can happen.

Culture creates accessible anchor points for beliefs, (i.e. in girls minds, moving to NYC = Sex in the City) so having an easy reference point like "Gone Girl" when it comes to false accusations allows the usual "women can do no wrong" narrative to lose a bit of strength.

I've read through the entire thread, and unless I'm forgetting something, one aspect that wasn't discussed much is the failure of weak men throughout the movie.

The male cop who immediately falls into Amy's trap story, and wouldn't even do an ounce of intellectual legwork to try and open his mind to mind to other possibilities. The rich high school beta boyfriend, who still pines for Amy and is willing to throw all caution to the wind. And even Ben Affleck's character himself, who realizes months/years earlier that he is unhappy with his wife and starts cheating on her, but admits to not having the courage to divorce her.

As much as we see the Western world bowing down to feminism and political correctness, it's important to remember that all of this is enabled first and foremost by weak men.

Men who use their social justice finger pointing as a way of patting themselves on the back to bolster their self esteem. Men who are so desperate for female attention that they pedestalize women above all else. Men who would sell out their friends and family members if it means getting a bigger share of the female vote.

Men who would gladly mislead their fellow men if it means a few extra dollars in their pocket.

Case in point, I did a Google search for some more reviews and analysis, and this is what came up as the contribution to the discussion from GQ magazine:

Quote:Gone Girl's Girl Problem

By Lindy West

I'll spare you the contents.
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10-06-2015 02:51 AM
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RE: Gone Girl
I just watched this last night. Further up someone mentioned a scene where Nick was talking on the phone with Tommy O'Hara about the false rape allegation as well as another scene with Amy sinking in a body of water. Were those scenes in the movie that you saw as well as the book?

The reason I ask: the DVD version that I saw last night did not have either one of those scenes. Another thing; when I clicked on Commentary in the Main Menu nothing would happen. The screen would go blank for a second and then be back on the Main Menu.

Is it possible that the powers-that-be do not want the idea of a false rape allegation being disseminated to the public? Was something very non PC said in the Commentary?

I got the DVD from my local library but I am going to see if it is still at RedBox. Can some of you RVFers check Netflix and your local RedBoxes? I am really curious. I live in a very liberal town. Perhaps the Library took it upon themselves to edit it out before making the DVD available for rental?
12-30-2015 09:37 PM
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RE: Gone Girl
(12-30-2015 09:37 PM)Caractacus Potts Wrote:  Perhaps the Library took it upon themselves to edit it out before making the DVD available for rental?

That would be fucking huge. I know they make sometimes make cuts for time to fit broadcasts with commercials and whatnot. I'll check my version of it tonight.

Please run this down CP, it might be a peek behind the curtain of the mainstream media.
01-04-2016 01:53 PM
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(12-30-2015 09:37 PM)Caractacus Potts Wrote:  I just watched this last night. Further up someone mentioned a scene where Nick was talking on the phone with Tommy O'Hara about the false rape allegation as well as another scene with Amy sinking in a body of water. Were those scenes in the movie that you saw as well as the book?

The reason I ask: the DVD version that I saw last night did not have either one of those scenes. Another thing; when I clicked on Commentary in the Main Menu nothing would happen. The screen would go blank for a second and then be back on the Main Menu.

Is it possible that the powers-that-be do not want the idea of a false rape allegation being disseminated to the public? Was something very non PC said in the Commentary?

I got the DVD from my local library but I am going to see if it is still at RedBox. Can some of you RVFers check Netflix and your local RedBoxes? I am really curious. I live in a very liberal town. Perhaps the Library took it upon themselves to edit it out before making the DVD available for rental?

Got the DVD from local library. Contained commentary and a very brief scene of her sinking underwater. Not sure if the false rape story was on the phone, but there was a long scene in the bar where they discuss it in preson.

Director's commentary mentions the "Amy sinking in a body of water" scene was in a teaser trailer, and how it affected the test audience reactions. Didn't listen to the entire commentary, but nothing very controversial in the few minutes I spent.

Nothing unusual it seems.
01-18-2016 08:34 AM
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