History Literature / GoneGirl

13th Aug '16 4:10:47 PM eroock
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%%* StartingANewLife: Amy's plans.
3rd Aug '16 11:36:20 AM vifetoile
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* AtLeastIAdmitIt: Amy heaps scorn upon "Cool Girls," women who pretend to be what men want in a woman. However, for herself, Amy enjoys the challenge of making new personas and trying them on. [[spoiler: When Desi has her trapped, becoming Desi's perfect version of Amy is a useful distraction tactic.]]



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: When she fakes her death, Amy rants about the "Cool Girl" and notes that she can finally be herself. However, she never really stops pretending - she puts up a masquerade of 'Nancy' while on the run, then once she gets robbed by Greta and Jeff and is forced to call Desi, she begins acting like ''Desi's'' version of "Cool Girl" in order to lull him into a false sense of security. Then when she comes back to Nick, she's still playing the part of "Cool Girl" to the general public. This may be why Nick tells Amy in the final lines of the book that, all things said and done, he feels ''sorry'' for her.]]
** [[spoiler: With Nick dedicated to "playing nice" and making his marriage with Amy work, even if that means rising to her level of madness, Amy actually now has a "Cool Guy" who will be whatever his woman wants her to be.]]

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: When she fakes her death, Amy rants about the "Cool Girl" and notes that she can finally be herself. However, she never really stops pretending - she puts up a masquerade of 'Nancy' while on the run, then once she gets robbed by Greta and Jeff and is forced to call Desi, she begins acting like ''Desi's'' version of "Cool Girl" in order to lull him into a false sense of security. Then when she comes back to Nick, she's still playing the part of "Cool Girl" to the general public. This may be why Nick tells Amy in the final lines of the book that, all things said and done, he feels ''sorry'' for her.]]
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{{Irony}}: [[spoiler: With Nick dedicated to "playing nice" and making his marriage with Amy work, even if that means rising to her level of madness, Amy actually now has a "Cool Guy" who will be whatever his woman wants her to be.]]
27th Jul '16 2:53:49 PM AdelePotter
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* HollywoodHomely: Go, as lampshaded by Nick. He describes her face as "strange faced" with a broad jaw, pretty nose, and "dark globe eyes" that may have been suitable for 1930s Screwball Comedy leading ladies rather than recieved well by a standard of beauty that favors "pixie-princesses".

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* HollywoodHomely: Go, as lampshaded Nick considers Go to be this InUniverse, pointing out that she's ''not'' ugly, but also isn't considered beautiful by Nick. society's current standards. He describes her face as "strange faced" with a broad jaw, pretty nose, and "dark globe eyes" that may have been suitable for 1930s Screwball Comedy screwball comedy leading ladies rather than recieved received well by a modern standard of beauty that favors "pixie-princesses".
25th Jul '16 8:20:24 AM AdelePotter
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** [[spoiler:Early on, Nick outright asks the police if they think it's possible Amy's disappearance is "some sort of runaway wife situation."]]



* {{Bookends}}: Both the first and last shots of the movie are of Nick stroking Amy's hair while giving a monologue about the "primal questions of marriage", before Amy turns to look right at the camera.

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* {{Bookends}}: Both the first and last shots of the movie are of Nick stroking Amy's hair while giving a monologue about the "primal questions of marriage", before Amy turns to look right at the camera. There is, however, one key difference between the two shots. [[spoiler:In the first, Amy looks surprised, innocent, and even vulnerable. In the last, her surprise quickly fades, and she simply ''smirks''.]]
25th Jul '16 8:09:43 AM BatmanKalEl
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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: "Any kids?" "Not yet!"]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: "Any kids?" "Not yet!"]]
19th Jul '16 7:18:36 PM eroock
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* HappyMarriageCharade: Nick reacts violently to Amy's insistence that they remain married, but feels responsible for the child. and thus reluctantly decides to stay with Amy. The story ends with the "happy" couple announcing on television that they are expecting a baby.

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* HappyMarriageCharade: Nick reacts violently to Amy's insistence that they remain married, but feels responsible for the child. child and thus reluctantly decides to stay with Amy. The story ends with the "happy" couple announcing on television that they are expecting a baby.
19th Jul '16 7:17:34 PM eroock
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* HappyMarriageCharade: Nick reacts violently to Amy's insistence that they remain married, but feels responsible for the child. and thus reluctantly decides to stay with Amy. The story ends with the "happy" couple announcing on television that they are expecting a baby.
18th Jul '16 1:42:30 PM Mdumas43073
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A novel by Gillian Flynn about a married couple, Nick and Amy Dunne, whose marriage has slid from picture-perfect to downright frosty over the course of five years. Then, on the morning of their fifth anniversary, Amy disappears. There are signs of a struggle, and Nick soon realizes he's the prime suspect.

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A 2012 thriller novel by Gillian Flynn about a married couple, Nick and Amy Dunne, whose marriage has slid from picture-perfect to downright frosty over the course of five years. Then, on the morning of their fifth anniversary, Amy disappears. There are signs of a struggle, and Nick soon realizes he's the prime suspect.
18th Jul '16 1:40:45 PM Mdumas43073
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A film version by Creator/DavidFincher starring Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/RosamundPike was released in 2014.

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A film version directed by Creator/DavidFincher Creator/DavidFincher, starring Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/RosamundPike Creator/RosamundPike, was released in 2014.
9th Jul '16 8:40:29 PM vifetoile
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* MeetCute: In both the book and the movie, Amy's diary tells a cutesy story about how the two met at a party and shared witty banter. It's all just a bit much, and the dialogue in these flashbacks can seem more than a little contrived. Amy even lampshades it in the movie, telling Nick "We're so cute I want to punch us in the face." As it turns out, [[spoiler: there's a very good reason the stories sound contrived and over-the-top cutesy.]]

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* MeetCute: In both the book and the movie, Amy's diary tells a cutesy sweet story about how the two met meeting at a party and shared witty banter. It's all just a bit much, clicking right away with clever banter, and the dialogue culminating in these flashbacks can seem more than a little contrived. Amy even lampshades it in the movie, telling Nick "We're so cute I want to punch us in the face." As it turns out, [[spoiler: there's a very good reason the stories sound contrived and over-the-top cutesy.]]sugar-storm kiss.



* VillainDecay: [[spoiler: It's implied by the ending. Amy has a plan to frame Nick for poisoning her if he doesn't behave but he torpedoes it very early. Now that he's watching her, it's quite likely Amy will never be able to get away with one of her schemes again. In short, she's lost her major advantage which was always surprise.]]

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* VillainDecay: [[spoiler: It's implied by the ending. Amy has a plan to frame Nick for poisoning her if he doesn't behave but he torpedoes it very early. Now that he's watching her, it's quite likely Amy will never be able to get away with one of her schemes again. In short, she's lost her major advantage advantage, which was always surprise.]]
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