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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

August 14, 2014 at 9:50 AM

About that ‘Gone Girl’ ending

Will they or won’t they? Those who’ve read “Gone Girl” — and we are many — know what I mean: Will director David Fincher and screenwriter/novelist Gillian Flynn change the ending of Flynn’s blockbuster novel in the movie, coming to theaters mere weeks from now? (Oct. 3, to be precise.) Messages have been mixed, with Fincher first indicating that they had changed it, then Flynn saying such reports were “greatly exaggerated” and now Fincher, telling Entertainment Weekly (via Vulture, which got an early peek) that what was changed was “Everything and nothing.” Come again?

“You’re not changing the marrow of the creature,” he says. “You’re just changing the bone structure and the muscles and the skin.” Pause. “And the hair.” He laughs. “It’s all of its outer sheathing. But at its core, it’s exactly what I think Gillian always intended.”

Everyone perfectly clear now? OK then. Just bring on this movie already. I still think Charlize Theron would have been genius casting as Amy, but we shall see.

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