Gone Girl is released today.

David Fincher is my favorite director working right now and his films are definitely event movies for me. Fincher has a reputation of being a perfectionist, reportedly going north of fifty takes to get the shot he wants. On the Fight Club commentary he admitted to having a stuntman (wearing a bathrobe and no padding by the way) throw himself down a flight of stairs seventeen times only to use the first take.

This is certainly an extreme and, presumably, very difficult way to work. But when it leads to cinema like this breakdown describes, it all seems worth it.