Bring home Sharp Objects today as the eight-episode limited series, based on Gillian Flynn’s (Gone Girl) bestselling novel of the same name, is now available for Digital Download, and comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 27th. Starring five-time Oscar®-nominee Amy Adams (Arrival), the series is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (HBO’s “Big Little Lies”) and created by Marti Noxon (“Dietland”). The Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD will include an exclusive*, never-before-seen feature showcasing the creation of the fictional town of Wind Gap.
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Creating Swing Gap
Sharp Objects takes place in the fictional town of Wind Gap, Missouri which feels removed as it’s surrounded by dark woods. It is described as an old fashioned Americana town. The house used for the Crellin was based in Northern California and the inside was given a blend of real Victorian houses. Wind Gap is stuck inside a system that doesn’t work for it. Its social structure is defined by events from previous generations But the town is stuck and hasn’t moved forward. Either the very rich or very poor live there,there’s no in between. The women in the town love and destroy each other because there’s nothing else to do. The real town of Barnesbill, Georgia was used to became Wind Gap for production
Introducing Camille Preaker
Amy Adams describes Camille haunted and carries around her baggage. Is hugely affected by the loss of her younger sister.
Introducing Anna Crellin
Eliza Scalen explains how Anna is a complex character who leads a double life. She tosses between being s child and becoming an adult. Balancing between being s while child and he perfect child.
Introducing Adora Crellin
Patricia Clarkson defines Adora as a slow moving tornado. She hasn’t gotten over the death of her child and lives for Anna while trying to find a way to connect with Camille.
Inside the Mind of Gillian Flynn
Gillian wanted to write about female rage and violence and inner generation violence. Sharp Objects captures the beauty in the darkness. The adaptation is faithful but it is it’s own thing as Flynn included new scenes for the story. She is able to show how, as women, we inflict damage on ourselves when the damage is outside of us. Gillian wanted to talk about female anger and violence and did it in a unique way.
Anatomy of a Scene: Calhoun Day
Wind Gap: A Fictional Story
This scene was not in the book but was created for the tv series. We see the depiction of this town celebrating a fictional history and he scene is meant to create tension as all characters keep an eye on each other hoping nothing goes wrong.
Overall, the bonus features, although brief, do an excellent job of giving an inside look at the making of Sharp Objects. Adapting a book into television can be tricky but with the help of the creator, Gillian Flynn, the original story remains intact. Bringing the characters to life and creating a haunting and thrilling Web that will leave you addicted until the very end. Every twist and turn will have you on the edge of your seat until you find out who is the real killer.