Gone Girl spoiler special: Does Gone Girl live up to its hype? Three Slate critics discuss.

A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of David Fincher’s Gone Girl

A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of David Fincher’s Gone Girl

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Oct. 3 2014 3:42 PM

Spoiler Special: Gone Girl

Gone Girl.

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, film critic Dana Stevens talks with Dan Kois and David Haglund about Gone Girl, David Fincher’s film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thriller. How does reading the book beforehand alter your perception of the film? Was Ben Affleck the right choice to play Nick Dunne? And how does the film handle the book’s big twist?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.


Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.