Monday, 13 July 2015

Gone Girl Book vs Gone Girl Movie



Hello Everyone!

Today we will be talking about Gone Girl, now I know everyone has read this or seen the film but as usual I caught on to the hype behind everyone else (I have a huge selection of books to be read and I buy more each month so I just randomly select from the pile, Gone Girl sat in that pile for an eternity)

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Finally I sat down and opened Gone Girl only to find myself hooked from the first chapter. Yes I know it is totally cliché but it was seriously one of the best books I have read in a long time (note to self - buy more books by Gillian Flynn)

I'll try not to insert spoilers so that if you are thinking of reading the book you still can but basically I sat and hardly moved till I had read the book cover to cover, then the day I finished reading Gone Girl I went and bought the movie, here's my thoughts.

For being the same story there are a lot of crucial differences in the film compared to the original book, some of these surely have to be done in order to ensure that the film isn't 7 hours long but for me I found some of the cuts missed out massive chunks of the story or at worst, they made the movie less believable than the book (the Amy and Desi scene anyone?)

Gone Girl the book spends time building up a complex story, drawing you further and further in and when the twist hits halfway through, it is a gasp out loud moment, an edge of the seat moment, the moment you know you probably wont be moving from your reading chair anytime soon. In the Gone Girl movie, the moment is more "Oh, right.... so...." Less shocking, less monumental and less compelling.
Several main characters have been chopped out including Tanner's wife, Tanner himself has managed to change race during the shift from paper to blu ray which was a bit odd, Hilary Handy is never discussed which is a shame as it gave insight to Amy's young teenage mind.
Plot thickeners have also been binned such as the moment the police discover a helluva lorra violent porn belonging to Nick, Amy's treasure hunt has been cut (apparently Hannibal doesn't factor into the Gone Girl Movie) and no one bites Nick in the face (hives my arse!)

Overall I think I would have enjoyed the movie more if I hadn't read the book but if you're only going to do one or the other, opt for the book - it is just too good to miss.

Have you read Gone Girl? Watched the movie? Both? What were your thoughts?

Bye for now,

Rosy xxx


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  1. I started to read the book, but then I think I got busy with work so never finished it! Isn't it always the case that the book is better than the film?! I hate that too...it never looks as good as it did in my head haha! Fab post and love your blog, have given you a follow :)

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely give the book another go, I read hundreds of books and this one jumped straight up into my top 10 :)
      Thank you for the follow too :)

      Rosy x

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  2. What do you mean everyone has seen the movie or read the book, I haven't. Oops (a). I hate it when movies chop out characters. They also did that in Divergent :( but I loved all of those characters.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. Well if you haven't you need to try the book it is one of the best books I've read in a long time.

      Rosy xx

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  3. I read the book whilst on holiday and was gripped but I hated both the main characters. I tried to make myself like Nick but I just couldn't haha. I want to watch the movie too now! I can't believe they cut out the treasure hunt? That;s like one of the main parts of the book!! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. I also didn't really like either of them haha but I got so into it and kept switching sides.

      Rosy xx

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