Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Michael K Williams, Benicio Del Toro, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Jillian Bell and Anders Holm.
David Clennon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, David Fincher, Emily Ratajkowski, and Missi Pyle attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of “Gone Girl” during the 52nd New York Film Festival
But, look, it’s not healthy to have an idea in your head of who your mate should be. Who your mate is should be revealed to you through interaction, the quality of the person’s character, the behavior they exhibit. But I certainly know that early on in my life, I had ideas that I could fix someone. But then the thing you realize, if you’re remotely sane, is that I can’t fix anything about anybody else, and I need to look at that part of myself that thinks this is who I need to see myself with, and also, what length did I go to, how much did I betray who I really am in order to seduce that person and lead them to believe that I was a suitable mate for them. Forget how much I was lying to you, how much was I lying to me? There are all kinds of narcissism that a modern cultural intersection needs to address, but this book was on a frequency or a channel that I hadn’t seen before.
People have become more accustomed to recontextualising their shortcomings. The business of shining things up is no longer just the purview of publicists and chatshow hosts, it’s permeated to everybody. With the information age, people are on the cover of their own Rolling Stone; they get to make decisions that cast a better light on what they’ve accomplished. I mean, when people are documenting everything in their life and uploading it, there’s a tendency to edit. There’s not a lot of people going: Got up today, was lonely, masturbated…
Fincher talks about people’s intention of lying in this modern world. (via his latest interview by the guardian guide, read more [x] )