It's been a good few weeks for director David Fincher.
His new film, "Gone Girl," based on the blockbuster bestseller by Gillian Flynn, opened Oct. 3 to strong reviews and even stronger box office. It's expected to be the No. 1 film again this weekend, beating out four newcomers, including the Robert Downey Jr. drama "The Judge."
So on Wednesday, when Fincher walked on stage after a Film Independent screening of “Gone Girl” at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A., a packed audience gave him a standing ovation.
The film (and the book) follow Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) after his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), goes missing on their fifth anniversary. As secrets of...