Movie Recommendations #7: Gone Girl

The real world has been keeping me too busy to blog regularly, but I plan to return to it soon, I promise. In the meantime, I saw the movie Gone Girl, a pretty interesting movie this weekend that covers a major topic of this blog, Cluster B personality disorders.

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It’s a fascinating fictional case study of a Cluster B, and what I find very interesting about the book is that it’s a story that if written about a man would probably not be a bestseller and would definitely not be a made into a major studio movie. Even with a female author, the accusation of misogynist still reared its head (spoilers in link).

I’m not going to write in depth about the movie because I don’t want to give spoilers, but at a later date I probably will.

Recommended Reading:

Gone Girl: A Novel – The novel that the movie was based on. Goes more in-depth about the childhood and thought processes of the Cluster B in question, and has more psychological depth than the movie, which is limited by being a visual medium.

7 Responses to “Movie Recommendations #7: Gone Girl”

  1. There is the Purge and the Purge Anarchy. Both are excellent.

  2. It looks like it’s going to be one of the top films for the year. I’m a big film buff myself. Going to see it next week when I have my evenings free.

  3. I really enjoyed the movie as a critique of media culture/ the persona and how our narcisstic culture magnifies this inauthenticity. I find the accusations of misogyny somewhat far fetched as ( in a Fargo esque turn) the female cop clearly provides the moral centre of the movie ( along with nicks sister to a lesser extent). I find all the ” this is really about a marriage claims” laughable as if you have a single relationship in your life as toxic as Nick and Amy’s I recommend you run like the wind.

    Also from a narcisstic perspective ( and without spoiling too much) Amy’s childhood identity as ” amazing Amy” and the pressure such a role put on her ( combined with her narcisstic parents) clearly constituted a false self that the real miss dunne ( however impressive) could never live up to hence her shame based attitude with superior cynicism as a defense mechanism against her deep rooted feelings of inferiority and attendant psychological problems.

  4. Yo Raw, You been upstate?

  5. Man where are you ……

  6. I miss your awesome posts!!! 🙂

  7. Just discovered this blog. This is one of the most thoughtful corners of the internet I’ve ever come across. A man’s thoughts, fears, attempts to become a better man–all are laid bare here. I really hope you start writing again, assuming that’s something you feel would be meaningful for you again.

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