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First Gurus 'O Gold Pre-Festival Top Fifteen Oscar Contenders ('GONE GIRL' TRAILER)

MovieCityNews asked the Gurus 'O Gold to ranked in no order 15 contenders for the Oscar race, pre-Telluride and Toronto. Here they are--of the top seven that everybody but one picked, in past years that list yielded the eventual Oscar winner. (That doesn't mean they will all be nominated.) So why is everyone so high on "Gone Girl," which opens wide October 3 after launching the New York Film Festival? Check out the new trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 26, 2014 2:37 PM
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How Did 'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl,' 'Inherent Vice' and 'Imitation Game' Land Key Fall Festival Slots?

Everyone in Hollywood reads the industry tea leaves, the probable truth behind every announcement and its attendant spin. As the awards season takes shape, three major releases are jockeying for position: "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice" and "Birdman." The Hollywood studios, indie distributors, Oscar campaigners and strategists were pushing the New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12) for their awards hopefuls, wanting to land a coveted gala slot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 3:33 PM
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SCREEN TALK: Festival Updates, Fall Hopefuls, New Openers from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, Fox vs. Time Warner

David Fincher is back for the opening night of the New York Film Festival with Ben Affleck-starrer "Gone Girl." What folks really care about, says Indiewire's Eric Kohn on our sixth Screen Talk podcast (now on iTunes!) is that the opening night party is returning to Tavern on the Green. We talk about changes at various festivals, the movies that carry expectations as the fall award season gets under way, from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, and several movies coming out this weekend. We dig into Rupert Murdoch's attempted takeover of Time Warner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2014 11:50 AM
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Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Will Open New York Film Festival

David Fincher's thriller "Gone Girl," starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and based on the bestselling page-turner by Gillian Flynn, will open this year's 52nd annual New York Film Festival on September 26.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 16, 2014 7:52 PM
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WATCH: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Gets a Terrific New Trailer

Whoever cut the new trailer for David Fincher's "Gone Girl" really knows what their doing.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 9:39 AM
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Media Watch: EW Grads Seed the Publishing Landscape

As Time Inc. separates from Time Warner, Entertainment Weekly may no longer be at the top of its game, under former Sports Illustrated digital editor Matt Bean, who replaced Jess Cagle after he was bumped upstairs to run Time Inc.'s relatively robust People Magazine. But EW alumnae are all over the media landscape. EW writer Josh Rottenberg is joining the LA Times to replace ex-LA Times senior film reporter John Horn, now learning how to be a daily radio host at KPCC FM.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 16, 2014 9:16 PM
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David Fincher Photographs Rosamund Pike's Smeared Dark Side for W Magazine UPDATED

UPDATE: Rosamund Pike, aka the "Gone Girl" at the center of David Fincher's latest thriller set to hits theaters in October, graces the cover of May's W Magazine. The cover image and photo spread inside were taken by Fincher. Check it out, plus the film's recently released trailer, below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 21, 2014 3:18 PM
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From Gerwig to Fincher, Film Icons Are Heading to the Small Screen

This week, a handful of prominent filmmakers and actors announced that they will be making their way to the small screen, from Greta Gerwig to David Fincher and more.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 12, 2014 4:21 PM
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David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl' with EW, and the Appeal of Ben Affleck: "He Knows What It's Like to Be Hunted"

As revealed earlier, Entertainment Weekly's cover story is David Fincher's "Gone Girl," starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. EW sits down with Fincher to talk his big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestseller thriller. Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2014 12:01 PM
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'Gone Girl' Covers This Week's EW, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike Photographed by David Fincher

This week's cover of Entertainment Weekly features Ben Affleck and a peaked Rosamund Pike, in character for David Fincher's "Gone Girl," adapted from Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery thriller. The film hits theaters almost exactly ten months from now, on October 3. Check out the full cover, which was photographed by Fincher, plus the first released image from the film, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2014 12:40 PM
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