An Analysis of an Element of the Film “Gone Girl”

Analyze an element of the film “Gone Girl” using examples from the film and outside research to support an assertion about that aspect of the film.

To answer this question, take into account that such elements may include a social, political, or financial issue, a theme, a character’s development, a cultural attitude, an argument, the author’s point of view, the meaning of the title, a conflict, or the film’s setting. This essay should discuss the author’s (David Fincher and/or Gillian Flynn) ideas and your interpretation. Do you feel that Fincher’s film was not focused on the crime element of this story? Why or why not? How does the film deal with the divide between perception and reality or between public image and private lives? Which characters are most skillful at navigating this divide, and how?