Hidden Meaning in GONE GIRL – Earthling Cinema

Hidden Meaning in GONE GIRL – Earthling Cinema

Greetings, and welcome to Earthling Cinema. I am your host, Garyx Wormuloid. This week’s artifact is Gone Girl. directed by Being John Malkovich actor David Fincher and starring Argo and Gone Baby Gone director Rosamund Pike. The film follows Nick Well-Dunne a beefy Earthling dish who comes home one day to find his wife Amy has gone AWOL which stands for “absent without leaving a note.” The no nonsense female detective finds evidence of a struggle and conclude without any nonsense that Amy was murdered. Audible gasp! That’s audible.com/gasp. Nick becomes the prime cut suspect because come on, look at his face. The detective also finds Amy’s diary but she refuses to read it because of the girl code. After everyone dicks around for a while it’s revealed that Amy has been alive all along. Only on a Class 12 planet! She orchestrated the whole thing as a goof to get back at Nick for sentencing her to life in the Midwest and then cheating on her with Blurred Lines. ♫”Good Girrrrrl~”♫ Nick hires the fastest lawyer in the world Usain Bolt who advises him to go on television a thriving medium that will definitely
be around for a long time in an increasingly web-centric marketplace. Meanwhile, Amy is robbed in the jungle by some Mozarts and calls up her old stalker Barney to help hide her. And he does. Because that guy is legen– wait for it… –ds of the Guardians the Owls of Ga’hoole. But then Amy sees Nick on TV and she likes him again because he’s famous. So she kills Barney and frames him for her kidnapping letting Nick off Scott-Peterson free. Amy now wants to rekindle paperwhite
the flame with Nick which he’s not exactly psyched about since he’s more of a Nook man. But too late: she artificially inseminated
herself with his seed and the media will crucify him if he bails now. Moral of the story: Don’t get married. Gone Girl demonstrates how a
well constructed narrative can prevail over reality even in a movie that couldn’t manage
a Best Picture nom. The film posits that 21st century humans are unwilling or unable to discern truth in the face of some juicy goss. “Can’t believe we haven’t arrested this guy.” “We’re not gonna arrest anybody just ‘cuz some blonde dunce says so.” Amy’s version of events contains all the classic
elements of a typical “true crime” program including the violent husband a turbo-charged life insurance policy and an ice cold Pepsi twist: pregnancy. Amy: “You need to package yourself” “so that people will Truly mourn your loss.” “And America LOVES pregnant women.” Early on, the film introduces the idea that
people can be easily pigeonholed. Amy: “What type are you?” Nick: “Corn-fed, salt-of-the-earth, misery guy.” Which is a tasty bit of foreshadowing, since Amy is a professional pigeonholer. Amy: “I write personality quizzes for magazines.” Just like a child with too much Play-Doh the media molds Amy and Nick into a perfect wife Noelle: “She was so innocent.” and a full fledged monster Tanner: “The hallmark of a sociopath.” making a mess all over the living room carpet. A coerced smile on television turns into damning evidence of Nick’s heartlessness and a quick selfie on some cougar’s
Samsung Galaxy Note explodes in everyone’s faces. With the help of Usain Bolt and the entire country of Jamaica Nick gains control of the narrative. Usain Bolt: “A guy admitting that he’s a
gigantic asshole on television?” “People empathize with that.” The media immediately switches gears playing up Nick’s redemption angle like a flugelhorn played upwards. Nick: “They hated me, now they love me. The truth doesn’t matter. All that matters is a good story. Nick: “All of a sudden, I feel like I’m in a
Law and Order episode.” The power of the narrative is proven
by the film’s impact on the viewer which is mostly me but also you. For the first half of the film, the audience
is lulled into trusting Amy who is presented as a beautiful, erudite woman from a good family with no history of heart disease. Amy’s story has the indicia of truth as it is presented through her diary which is like a Tumblr with zero followers and therefore has no incentive to lie. When Amy turns out to be not only not dead but a zany, adorkable prankster we realize we have been manipulated
by our expectations. Except that I didn’t get to be manipulated because someone ruined it for me. Telling someone there’s a twist counts a spoiler Karen! *rises eyebrows in frustration* The title “Gone Girl” refers to both
the disappearance of Amy’s physical self and the destruction of her personal identity. Amy spent much of her life trying to live
up to others’ impossible expectations namely the “Amazing” version of her that her parents
created. UnAmazing Amy: “I got cut freshman year.” “She made varsity.” And also Harry Potter, for some reason. The line between Amy’s life and the storybook
becomes blurred which is just another cruel reminder of Nick’s infidelity. Even Nick’s marriage proposal is a performance Nick: “A few questions…” with Nick serving as the journalist and Amy serving as his editorial on tort reform. Nick: “My colleagues tell me that
you are not yet married.” “Is that correct?” Amy: “I’m not.” Indeed, the men in Amy’s life take over her identity
just as her parents did before them and her children will long after she’s dead. When Amy meets Nick, she
believes that she must become “cool girl” in order to win him over. Retired ‘cool girl’: “Cool girl hot.” “Cool girl is ‘game'” “Cool girl is fun.” “Cool girl never gets angry at her man.” “She only smiles” “in a chagrin, loving manner” “and then presents her mouth for fucking.” But Amy doesn’t want to be cool she wants to be a weirdo. She equates the sacrifice of her true personality
to murder the most heinous of all metaphorical crimes. Current weirdo: “He took and took from me” “until I no longer existed.” “That’s murder Later, Barney expresses his own vision
of who Amy should be telling her she should suit up. Barney: “Decent clothes” “There’s a gym overlooking the lake.” “The sooner you look like yourself “the sooner you’ll feel like yourself.” We might as well equate that to murder too, while we’re at it. Ultimately, Amy’s personality becomes so distorted that nobody knows who the real Amy is including herself. But I think we’ve all been there, right? No? No one else with dissociative identity disorder? Just me?
*looks nervously for validation* And me. Oh good, heh at least there’s two of us. For Earthling Cinema we’re Garyx Wormuloid. And I wanna tell you about another dope channel you should know about called AWE me. AWE me is home to mind blowing shows including: Man at Arms Super-Fan Builds Epic How-to and more. Click here to visit their channel page and Subscribe. And be sure to check out their DIY Prop Shop episode building Harley Quinn’s hammer from scratch. Oh oh oh snap! Alright y’all enough from me It’s time for me to get goooone~ Goodbye.

100 thoughts on “Hidden Meaning in GONE GIRL – Earthling Cinema

  1. The moral of the story is . Don’t mess with women , cause when they want to, they could get scary bordering to you know.

  2. The fact that somebody will write shit like Gone Girl, make it into a talkie, and go see it, is a clear indication that we need to eliminate (both by abortion and by capital punishment) many, many more people. I would destroy The Universe, just so I can feel like the greedy did not get away with anything.

  3. does anyone else thinks the murder is totally anticimatic and out of nowhere and fucking ruin the movie couse it fucking did for me i was high as fuck and suddenly BUM fucking blood everywhere and dont get wrong i fucking love blood everywhere but it didnt match the fucking movie

  4. Seriously? A mandatory 2 and a half minute advertisement for a master class whose entire directing career have been pure box office and critical bombs?

  5. The actual meaning is that men are too innocent and shouldn't trust a being who bleeds 5 days a month and seems like suffering but doesn't die. What kind of devilish witchery is that?

  6. That’s the best thing about DID you’re never alone and if you’re in an awkward situation you can just dump it on the other guy

  7. Actually, having read the book, Amy leaves and tricks Nick because he didn't stood up to her expectations; wasn't the "Super Nick" (witty and mindful) "perfect Amy" wanted anymore. She feels she's lost and changed too much for him. By letting treasure hunt hints behind, she makes Nick know she's still alive and expects him to fall into pieces on national television. It works at first, but then "there is a twist" and Nick succeeds in showing he can be Super again. It's why girl comes back. In the end, she always has a step ahead (thus pregnancy) and wins over Nick who planned on exposing her with a book.

    The story sure is about deception, but also in a certain vicious way about the idealization in mariage.

  8. How do u artificially inseminate urself with a guy's seed when he didn't even have sex with u? Im thinking she gave me a handjob in his sleep, then collected that in some container, then put it inside herself.

  9. She would never have gotten away with it. She would have to explain why all if he blood was there. She has no wounds. Huge plot hole.

  10. Why would Nick agree to live with Amy after all that she has done and the fact that she is a psychopath. The ending was extremely disappointing. The whole movie went well except the fact that Nick did not fight back at the end and stayed with Amy.

  11. One of my favourite parts of this whole movie is how it shows how truly awful the media can be. I loved the depiction of it- it just felt extremely real.

  12. But Weve all been there right? NO? Noone else with dissociative identity disorder only me?? And me
    (Raises hand).

  13. Nick hired the fastest lawyer in the world named Usain Bolt……

    I died..

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