Monday, October 20, 2014

Gone Girl

By Sati. Monday, October 20, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 32 Comments

On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) comes home to find opened front door, shattered glass table and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing. Once Nick notifies the police the investigation and media circus begins and people quickly come to conclusion that Nick had something to do with Amy's disappearance. What happened to Amy Dunne?

Friday, October 17, 2014

(153) Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang onto + links

By Sati. Friday, October 17, 2014 30 Comments
  • I had absolutely no time - not that's a lie, I had absolutely no energy - to watch a lot of movies this week. It's because it's so dark outside - I go to work - it's dark. I come back home - it's dark too. Well it's actually 6:30 am (I get up at 5:30, 5:15 if I want to actually brush my hair and try to look like a human being that day, that happened like, twice this week) and 4:15 pm respectively, but it feels like it's night time since the sun is out already. If there were no windows in my office I'd literally stop witnessing sunlight, which would eliminate the one thing that makes people feel a bit more comfortable around me - the proof that I'm not the Queen of the Undead.

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014

    On audience's misogyny, Amy Dunne, the Cool Girl myth and the brilliance of Gillian Flynn

    By Sati. Sunday, October 12, 2014 , , 57 Comments

    There are so many strange claims about the story of Gone Girl - that it's misogynistic, that the third act made no sense, that Amy is just a 'psycho bitch', that Nick was 'a good guy'. It's hard to write about these people as if they were people who could exist - the story, which people seem to forget so often while they are whining about the third act is a satire. But Flynn wrote these characters in a brilliant way - their actions are unpredictable and heightened to fit the pulpy tone of the story but at the same time given what we know about the characters, their lives, past experiences and personalities  - they all make sense.

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    (152) Gone and Back + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 10, 2014 34 Comments
  • First thing is first - how do you like my new blog header?
  • How did my exam go? 'If bees leave a hive and settle in a another hive, who is the owner of the bees?". Actual question on the law exam. I felt like Nicolas Cage in Wicker Man.

  • Friday, October 3, 2014

    (151) Forbidden Things + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 3, 2014 46 Comments
  • Very dark days. I didn't even have the time for Stephen movie this week. On the bright side I'll have a bit more free time next week so I will watch more movies and you can expect American Horror Story Recaps, last year I kinda gave up after few episodes but Freakshow looks much more coherent than Coven. 

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Ranking Fincher's films

    By Sati. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 , 42 Comments
    "Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and point it at their face, and follow them through the movie, that is not what moviemaking is, that is not what it’s about. It’s not just about getting a performance. It’s also about the psychology of the cinematic moment, and the psychology of the presentation of that, of that window."

    Well, here we are guys, days before most of you get to see Gone Girl and about 2 weeks until I get to see it (no, seriously, fuck my life) we reached the end of my David Fincher Blog Event. Hopefully you guys liked the series and perhaps it even got you in the mood to watch or rewatch some of his movies.

    Fincher, a guy who is nicknamed 'the prince of darkness', is for me the most talented director working right now. And hopefully through one of my lists it was also evident that this guy has a great sense of humour, a knowledge that may come quite handy when you realize just how many hilarious things there are in Gone Girl.

    But don't worry, it's still dark, creepy and morally repugnant. Fincher you know and love.

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    (150) Technically, Missing + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 26, 2014 34 Comments
  • Another horrid week and I'm publishing this on midnight on Thursday which means it's now 5 hours until I need to be up again and then it's 8 more hours of work this week for me.
  • I mean seriously - I'm taking few days off for the first time in 5 months (!) in 2 weeks. And it's not to chill - it's to go across the country to take an exam which I'm almost sure I'm going to fail.  I've been learning for months but this thing is impossible - you have to get 120 out of 150 answers right, there are 4 options, only one is correct and sometimes they differ with one word. And then if by some miracle I pass there is the second stage which is writing a ruling on whatever horrible legal cases they will sadistically think of this year. And the thing is that because of my 3 days off I now have 5 days - not 8 - to finish 17 cases for the judge next week. And then I'm back home studying for the exam. I'm gonna cry blood, you guys. Because my brain will be leaking.
  • Yes, I do need that hug.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Gone Girl

    By Sati. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 , , 10 Comments
     While it's still a little over a week till the whole album is released four tracks showed up on soundcloud today. I think this will become my favorite of the three scores Reznor and Ross did for Fincher. Sugar Storm on its own is so gorgeous. I can almost taste sugar and snow while listening to it. Just like You sounds like something straight from David Lynch's movie and I think The Way he looks at me plays in a certain montage that is bound to make everyone lose their shit.

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Are you ready to meet Amazing Amy? + 5 essential performances by Rosamund Pike

    By Sati. Monday, September 22, 2014 , , , , , , , 40 Comments

    The first reviews for Gone Girl arrived. Here's what the critics are saying about Rosamund Pike's performance as Amy - my most anticipated performance of the year:

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    (149) Wedding invite with a hot tub photo? Amy! That's a no-no! + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 19, 2014 24 Comments
  • A new picture of Stephen emerged on tumblr this week. He is wearing his 'I'm homeless' clothes again. 
  • I don't even know where the jacket ends and the suit begins.
  • I think I have a new idea for a perfect job - undressing him and then dressing him. In actual sexy clothes. Oh that would be fantastic.
  • this week Carice Van Houten tweeted that there was a fire drill at her hotel in the morning. What if she is where Stephen is. What if he run out…naked?
  • This is what happens with my brain when all I get is one picture of him during the filming of the show. It wonders. It goes beyond usual heights. It's pervy in an imaginative 'fire drill, you say?' way.
  • That's not good.
  • Anyways, a girl who looked exactly like Sansa sat in the streetcar right in front of me this week. Why God, why couldn’t it be someone who looks like Stannis? Seriously, that chick even had red hair. I was stunned. No way it could be Sophie Turner, though, because 1. it was on the streetcar 2. it was in my country (which is closer to a shithole than an actual civilized country like England or USA; we're also kinda trapped in the olden days, I mean I have a fucking VCR in my room) 3. she got off in my neighborhood and I live in the place that is basically on the edge of society.
  • It's not like I live in the ghetto - there's the beach and pretty woods and there's always a lot of tourists everywhere here, so it's kinda a place that's picturesque.