Video Essay Examines Gillian Flynn's Great GONE GIRL Script

Screenwriters often don't get enough credit when a movie turns out well. But the script is the skeleton on which the entire film is built, and if there's a shaky foundation, cracks will become evident pretty quickly. Gillian Flynn's work writing the script for David Fincher's Gone Girl is impressive not only because it's a great screenplay, but also because it's an adaptation of her own best-selling novel. Being able to translate the story from one medium to another takes an exceptional amount of talent — especially considering it's her first produced script.

The Playlist points us to a great video essay from Lessons From The Screenplay that examines Flynn's script and how she set the tone for the film in her descriptions on the page.

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