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For Gillian Flynn, 'Gone Girl' script began with wrestling a 'monster'
For Gillian Flynn, 'Gone Girl' script began with wrestling a 'monster'

My adaptation of "Gone Girl" began with a filthy, nasty amount of cursing. I really outdid myself. The [expletive] book was so [expletive] long and so [expletive] internal and so [expletive] unchronological … and what kind of [expletive] monster would write such a thing anyway? The answer to that last question was: me. I'd been cocksure certain I was the only person who should attempt to adapt my novel — it's me, it has got to be me! Then, when my bluff was called and it actually came time to write the script, I realized, to my horror, I might actually have to write the script. I had a number of abandoned screenplays on my laptop (plied with enough booze, I...

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