These were some of the opening lines from the Bestseller book “The Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. For those of you who have already watched the movie and have fully understood the plot, I need not introduce you to the dark twisted world of Amy. And for those, who have not yet read/watched the movie, I would say… go and grab the book/dvd and start exploring the world of Amazing Amy and Nick Dunne, The worlds most fucked up couple ever….
Today I am writing about the opening lines of one of my favorite books, i.e Gone Girl. For any book, to be a definitive page turner, it needs to have an excellent opening. The first time I read about the story line, it did not fascinate me as much as it did, when I first opened the book in a local book store and started reading it. The above lines in the book, really gave a hint of what exactly was so intangible inside Amy’s head that her husband is so desperate to open it and read.
Then luckily the movie got released at the right time. Thanks to the exceptional director David Fincher who has thoroughly given so much of time and effort to describe each and every minute detail of the protagonist’s psycho mind, just as much the author would have wanted it to be. The opening scene where Nick strokes her hair and says these lines and Amy’s direct stare to her husband pretty much arouses the chaos beneath the innocent face.
David Fincher is an auteur. His highly visual story telling makes any audience connect with the character of the movie in a very clear and deep way. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Gone Girl are some of my favorites. Coming back to the opening lines of Gone Girl…. I have couple of things to share.
Why is it that some women are always having the dark shade of themselves sitting right next to them inside their brains, busy cooking something or the other? Some say, the character of Amy pretty much describes the Munchausen syndrome.
What is it that makes people in relationships, go out and kill each other and still crave to be with each other together forever??
What lies inside us which makes us go into the darker zone? Is it the bi-polar state of mind or the other side of the wolf which we have fed all these years?
The character of Amy pretty much puts any man into deep contemplation. From what I have observed from series of events and watching movies, I can infer that expectations always leads to disappointments which in turn provokes the demons inside us to ride over us. Its a very tough challenge to not have expectations and love someone unconditionally having known all of their flaws. But when you have committed yourself to someone after having a deep brainstorm inside you, I think you should ask “Am I perfect?”. The answer to this question always gives you a certain level of tolerance to accept and reform things in your life.
By doing so, you open up positive possibilities in life. The communication between 2 people opens up, you start feeling less negative about situations and you will no more be the victim caged in bars made of anger and resentment. What we can learn from Amy and Nick is… Marriage/Relationship demands hard work. Either of them gets lazy and stops giving an eff to the other, all you can expect is this kind of dark twisted tale. Not every time, a relationship can be in Spring Season. There are times when things go dry, you may feel things are not matching upto your expectations. And that’s the time, you need to counsel each other and sort it out, instead of taking extreme steps. Gone Girl indeed presents marriage in a topsy turvy fashion. It thus makes us understand how much distorted we can make our lives, if things are taken for granted. This story surely makes you think twice before you jump into any relationship in your life.
For those, who are not patient enough to read the book/watch the movie. Below is the monologue by Amy, describing the entire story in a minuscule.
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