Something Navy Crashes Site, Beats Expectations at Nordstrom

Arielle Charnas, the influencer behind the popular fashion blog and social channels Something Navy, had a “wildly successful” launch of her collection exclusively at Nordstrom on Monday, according to a Nordstrom spokeswoman.  The brand was so popular it crashed the site in the first hour, which was quickly remedied.
Many customers complained online that they weren’t able to buy what they put in their shopping bag since the site crashed, and once it was back online Nordstrom had sold out of the items.
The introduction followed the successful launch of the Treasure & Bond x Something Navy capsule collection last fall. That capsule was estimated to have racked up sales of about $ 1 million in less than 24 hours, as reported.
On Monday, Something Navy sales beat expectations, according to the spokeswoman. Among the best sellers were a v-neck slouchy pullover, which was available in five colors for $ 79; the double-breasted topper coat in check pattern for $ 139, and the teddy coat, available in two colors, blue and tan, for $ 149. The tan sold out Monday and the blue is still available in large and XXL.

The blue teddy coat is still available in a few sizes. 

Charnas will make an appearance at Nordstrom’s Yorkdale

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How People Live Up to Our Expectations

Have you ever had a teacher who brought out the best in you? Or been in a relationship that encouraged you to live at your maximum potential? In such interactions, the common denominators are belief and vision. We have far more power over the lives of those around us than we may perceive. And conversely, people tend to live out our expectations of them.

Imagine a high school history teacher who pours enthusiasm into his lessons. He uplifts the energy of the class by engaging and inspiring them, making dates, major occurrences and important people memorable. He demonstrates to his class that one person has the ability to change the world, whether for good or bad. And he repeatedly tells his class that each student has the capability to do great things; to be that one who makes a difference for the better, or even start a movement for the betterment of society.

By employing this educational style, he not only instills the belief that it’s possible for his students to make such an impact; he also expands their vision and imagination.

Now imagine another history teacher who has no real enthusiasm for the subject. He only comes to work out of a sense of obligation. All he does is stand before the class reiterating various dates, and information about wars and the other major occurrences as required by the curriculum. His presentations lack impact because he himself lacks exuberance. And not only do his lessons lack life; he cannot imagine a grand life for his pupils.

Just as he enters the classroom each day merely to fulfill a job requirement, he assumes that the same fate awaits his students. His apathy bores the children and in turn they gradually lose interest in anything to do with history.

The lesson is obvious: Energy is contagious. When we spread motivation, belief, encouragement and imagination, not only are we spreading happiness; we are doing something even more important. We are fueling the human spirit.

On a conscious or subconscious level, how we feel on the inside is how we will affect each person who crosses our path. The history teacher who loves his job shares that energy with his students. Those students in turn are given the space to dream big, to love learning, and to realize their worth in society.

This belief and grand vision can be applied to all sorts of relationships. What we put out is what we will get back. If you encourage your family, coworkers or friends to become conscious of the excellence they can offer, they will subconsciously live up to that expectation; step up into the light that you turned on in them.

Of course, like anything else, this can be taken too far — for instance, if you expect the other person to live according to your dreams. This is especially prevalent in parent/child relationships. Sharing enthusiasm and encouragement is at its most genuine when we also allow others to dream for themselves, rather than boxing them into ambitions they do not really share.

Ultimately, we all feed off one another. At every moment, we are exchanging energy. Why not bear this in mind, and share constructive effervescence? In truth, to give and receive are one. The energy we put out will certainly make its way back to us.

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How Gender-Role Definitions and Societal Expectations Affect Female Self-Esteem

How Gender-Role Definitions and Societal Expectations Affect Female Self-Esteem

In nearly all cultures, countries, and nations’ females have been considered to be of less value than males. These trends of gender bias start early in life and produce lasting effects. Early in life, children are presented with the prescribed options for their role in society. Young girls are often given baby dolls, dress-up clothes, and tea sets to play with. This helps them learn to care for others, to make them appear beautiful, and how to cook. Boys, on the other hand, are given Lego building blocks, sporting equipment, and science sets from which they learn critical thinking skills, gross motor skills, and mathematical knowledge.

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Laverne Cox’s Reaction To Caitlyn Jenner Reveals The Impossible Expectations Trans Women Face

There has been a din of voices — many of them cisgender — weighing in on Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair reveal. The majority of commentary has been support and praise. Aside from the usual string of transphobic comments from Internet trolls, most reactions have been positive, revolving around Jenner’s bravery, beauty and “realness” — concepts that the cis mainstream often clings to when embracing trans women. So when Laverne Cox posted a Tumblr blog yesterday celebrating Jenner, but also unpacking the politics of beauty surrounding Jenner’s warm reception, it was an interesting moment to gain real perspective from a trans woman.

“Yes, Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful,” Cox wrote, “But what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul.”

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Cox argued that the emphasis on trans women’s beauty can be dangerous, writing, “There are many trans folks because of genetics and/or lack of material access who will never be able to embody [cisnormative beauty standards]…we should be seen as ourselves and respected as ourselves.”

Too often, mainstream acceptance is based on how traditionally feminine a trans woman can look, and often, a lack of material access, or a lack of desire to appear traditionally feminine makes it harder to achieve that acceptance. There’s no denying that wealth and whiteness inform Jenner’s positive and groundbreaking public reception.

What is perhaps most interesting about Cox’s commentary, is how just beneath the surface it seems to address (and maybe even critique) the parallels and differences between her own journey and Jenner’s.

“I have always been aware that I can never represent all trans people,” Cox writes, a sentiment she’s expressed before to address the criticism she’s received surrounding her celebrity.

Cox has an enthusiastic following, but she’s been called out in the past for being a “bad” feminist or a “bad” trans activist. In 2010, She got flack for allegedly perpetuating patriarchal ideals of womanhood on the reality series “TRANSform Me,” where she and two other trans women instilled cis women with confidence via feminizing makeovers that included getting rid of “boy clothes that women should not wear.”

In April, she appeared nude in Allure magazine, and the photo shoot was both praised as an empowering moment for trans women of color, and drew ire from feminist critics, most notably the blog feministcurrent. Blogger Meghan Murphy wrote: “So we are to believe that…achieving a ‘perfect’ body, as defined by a patriarchal/porn culture, through plastic surgery, then presenting it as a sexualized object for public consumption equates to ‘radical self-acceptance?”

At her talk at The New School last October with bell hooks, the feminist author praised Cox as a “goddess for justice,” but in the same breath accused her of conforming to Eurocentric and patriarchal ideals of beauty with her high heels, designer dresses and signature blonde wigs.

Jenner, on the other hand, has not received nearly as much criticism about her traditionally feminine appearance. Some have suggested that there’s a double standard in the way Jenner has been accepted vs. how Cox has been, that as a white woman Jenner has been afforded less scrutiny and more accolades, and that her cover photo (as Marc Lamont Hill put it on Twitter) has “smuggled in the same old cis/Eurocentric narratives about womanhood.”

Of course, the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Jenner’s transition is ultimately a good thing, and it makes sense. She’s older, she was once a beloved Olympian who represented the epitome of hypermasculinity, and has been a reality TV star connected to one of the most talked-about families in America for the last nine years.

But whether intentional or not, the image of Cox’s Time magazine cover beside Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, speaks volumes. The timing of Cox’s blog post, and its simultaneously celebratory and critical tone, sparks questions about how the narratives of visible trans women are constructed. The Jenner buzz has a lot to do with celebrity culture and the current conversation around trans people, but it also brings up questions about race and privilege that have yet to be addressed in a meaningful way.

And yet, it’s difficult to know where and when it’s right to leverage these kinds of critiques. Did Cox’s essay detract from Jenner’s history-making moment? As it critiqued the beauty-conscious culture that informed support for Jenner, was it also critiquing her glamorous look? It’s hard to say.

Defending herself last year against bell hooks’ accusations that her feminism is compromised by her highly feminine presentation, Cox said: “This is where I feel empowered, ironically, and comfortable. I think it’s important to note that not all trans women are embracing this, but this trans woman does. And this trans woman feels empowered by this.”

Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, similarly, is an empowering moment — even as we complicate its implications. That, perhaps, is the biggest takeaway from Cox’s essay. The expectations put on the current group of visible and successful trans women, both white and WOC, are becoming increasingly unrealistic.

Why is it the responsibility of trans women, as they knock down doors, to also subvert gender norms, to smash the patriarchy, and to defy deep-seeded standards of beauty? It isn’t, and it shouldn’t be. Cox, Jenner, and all trans women should have the freedom and the agency to make their own decisions, and to walk in their own truths. There’s a larger conversation to be had, of course, about what Jenner’s Vanity Fair spread means going forward: how it will trickle down to less privileged and visible trans people, and if it will in fact effect political change. Caitlyn Jenner has cited Laverne Cox as an inspiration to her, and in spite of everything, there’s a power in that. Today, Jenner has not only graced the cover of a respected mainstream magazine and garnered the support of millions of people. Finally, she is being seen, and heard, on her own terms.

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5 Expectations Brides and Grooms Should Have of Their Wedding Planners and Vendors

Wedding planning is an art form. No really, it is. A good wedding planner not only has to have good business sense and excellent organizational skills, but she also has to be able to see the brides’ and grooms’ visions for their perfect days and know how to execute them. Experienced professional wedding planners know exactly what they’re doing and have planned for every contingency.

No matter what you’ve seen on reality television wedding shows or in the movies, wedding planning at its core is not glamorous. It’s a lot of lists and details, followed by blood (setups can be rough), sweat (try setting up a wedding on a beach in August) and tears (hopefully happy ones from the bride, but not always).

Unfortunately, in this day and age, it’s easy for anybody to call themselves a wedding planner by putting up a website (usually featuring somebody else’s pictures) and promoting their business on social media. For brides and grooms who don’t do their homework before hiring these people, it can be a really disastrous situation. Frankly, you’re better off DIYing your wedding than hiring a bad wedding planner, or one without enough experience to execute your vision on your wedding day. Claiming to be a “certified wedding planner” means exactly nothing. They offer certifications courses online for $ 29.99.

I have heard some really bad wedding planner stories from brides and vendors that I work with, and truth be told, it always makes me cringe. One bad actor reflects on the entire industry and it’s important to realize that the horror stories you may hear are not representative of wedding planners across the board.

There are some basic guidelines that should apply to all professional wedding planning staff and most vendors – when these things don’t happen or aren’t what they should be, the bride and groom can be in for some seriously ugly surprises. Here are five examples of what should and should not happen when you’ve hired a professional:

1. Wedding planners should be available to the bride and groom from dawn til the whole event is over on the wedding day – they should never be MIA. I know of planners who have their own hair and makeup done for every wedding and I’ve never understood where they find the time for that. If we’re not working on the actual décor and setup, we’re supervising all the other vendors as they arrive at the venue. We run home to shower and make ourselves look like professionals and then return back to the venue hours ahead of the wedding to finish all the little details. Sometimes we have to bring a change of clothes if the venue is remote. But no matter where we are or what we’re doing, if we’re not within yelling distance of our clients, they can always reach at least two of us by phone or text. I’ve done flowers for brides who used other planners and the brides were calling me hysterical on the day of the wedding because they couldn’t find the planner they’d hired. I can’t do anything to help at that point because it would be completely unprofessional to show up and run somebody else’s event. But I always wonder how these planners thought they were going to get away with being unavailable to a bride at any point on her wedding day.

2. Event staff are not wedding guests, and they shouldn’t be flirting with the guests, dancing the night away, or drinking alcohol. I know that a lot of my colleagues in the industry believe it is okay to drink and be merry after the ceremony is over with, but I disagree completely. The drama and problems usually occur late into the event after everybody has been drinking for an extended period of time. That’s when a wedding planner really has to have their A-game going so they can troubleshoot and do as much damage control as possible when nobody else is sober enough to be the adult. It’s also not okay for the caterers to be drinking in the kitchen (violates most insurance policies too, I’d imagine), it’s not okay for the DJ to be slugging back cocktails while he spins, and it’s not okay for the bartenders or servers to do shots with the guests. This is one time when it’s really not alright to “buy a shot” for the guy pouring your drinks unless you want to get him fired.

3. Wedding planning staff and vendors get fed last at all events. That’s just the rules because the caterer has to be sure to have enough of everything for the guests and sometimes people change their orders at the last minute. Whether it’s a “staff meal” or the couple have paid to feed the planning team the same food as the guests, we always eat after everybody else has been fed. I recently heard a story about a diva wedding planner visiting our island who insisted she and some of the vendors be fed a special meal BEFORE the guests were fed. That isn’t how it works and the caterers were moving 100 mph pushing out plates to a very large group of wedding guests. But she was insistent. Interesting priorities, huh?

4. Appropriate professional attire is always required at wedding events. Depending on the event, what’s appropriate might change. For example, we wear uniform shirts with shorts and flip flops to run beach parties because all of the guests are in bathing suits. Wedding vendors (planners, photographers, etc.) should NOT match the wedding party or the wedding theme colors on the big day. Sometimes it happens by accident, and there are some little touches that are cute – like when the planning team all paints our fingernails to match the bride’s signature color. Occasionally, the bride has asked us all to wear a certain color and we respect her wishes if we have those clothes. When it’s a “white wedding,” we all wear white. 2015-05-18-1431976721-5638731-WIVcrewinwhite.jpg But overall, we’re supposed to blend into the background when we’re doing our jobs. Some wedding pros believe head-to-toe black is most appropriate, and that’s true in major cities. But it would look weird here in the Caribbean where nobody is wearing all black because of the temperatures. Use your judgment and match the type of attire without matching the color scheme. People who are not supposed to stand out in everybody else’s pictures (such as photographers and videographers) should not be wearing super-bright colors or vivid patterns. More importantly, never under-dress to work a wedding event. When in doubt, step it up, don’t go more casual.

5. Unless otherwise specified, wedding planners are responsible for making sure that all of the wedding events have the proper permits and permissions, and that the event follows the rules of the venue where it’s being held. If the music has to be shut off by 11 o’clock, and the event completed by midnight, it’s the planning team’s job to make that happen. Venues are often located in hotels or private homes that are close enough to other properties for the music and party noise to really bother people late at night. If you’re getting married at a landmark or on a beach, you probably need a permit of some kind. The planner should have all the permits in hand and be knowledgeable about the rules and prepared to enforce them. More than once, I’ve pissed off guests and even clients because I wasn’t willing to put my company’s name and reputation on the line to break the law so they could do something stupid like set off Asian fire lanterns or dig a fire pit on a beach where endangered turtles have been nesting.

It’s one thing to play at being a wedding planner, but when the chips are down and the wedding day arrives, clients expect their event coordinator to know what he or she is doing and be available to them for anything and everything. Don’t get into this business because you think it’s glitz and glam because that’s only on television and in the movies. Real wedding planners stay up late working and get up early to set up events. They take ridiculous calls from clients at odd hours and find a way to make themselves available when needed.

I always tell brides and grooms who want to DIY their weddings to think of it as taking on a part-time job – because really, that’s what it is – and make sure they have time for that second job before they get overcommitted. It isn’t that everyone who hires a wedding planner couldn’t plan their own wedding, many don’t have the time or resources to do it. But when you hire a professional to run the trains for you on your big day, you should expect them to be professional from beginning to end, and to have their ducks in a row. That’s what you hired them for so you could relax and be the guests of honor at your own wedding.

Until next time, happy wedding planning from Weddings in Vieques and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!

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Two best friends plus two best friends equal a new formed sisterhood. Best friends Lisa and Tanya decide to travel to the Island of Barbados for vacation. Once Lisa’s friend Keisha becomes aware of their plans, she informs Lisa that she desires to join them. She also wishes to invite her best friend Rachel to come along. Three of the ladies have previously visited the island, but for the fourth lady, it will be an entirely new experience. Come join them on their trip as they let their hair down, explore areas that they would have avoided in the U.S. and just wild out. It’s time to shut the island down. The four of them travel to partake in fun and games when one of the games develops into an unexpected situation for one of them. This situation is definitely not what she went searching for, but she will be returning to the island alone to continue it. Her new formed sisterhood believes it’s unsafe due to her receiving disturbing calls and texts on a daily basis from a seemingly deranged person on that island. Is the situation that she discovered worth ignoring the minuscule amount of fear that she has developed deep inside? When you’re in love with the idea of being in love, it will cause you to behave unusual. Is this game guaranteed to evolve into a lifetime adventure or does she have, UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS? For now, let’s just pray that she returns back to the U.S. safely.

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Don’t Let Others’ Expectations Limit You!

On Sunday last week, after a wonderful screening of Back on Board: Greg Louganis, I had an opportunity to indulge my other passion, acting! We had a wonderful backers’ reading of Spring at the Willowbrook Inn. It was great to play with the amazingly talented actors Sean McDermott, Justin Lore, and Jason Patrick Sands under the guidance and direction of Scott Wojcik. Spring at the Willowbrook Inn is a lovely play written by Jonathan Van Dyke and Douglas C. Evans. It’s a sweet, touching love story spanning from the late 1960s, addressing the pain of the mores of the time (real and imagined), to today, where marriage equality is a reality. It was quite the emotional journey.

I know for many it was quite a jump to see me go from Olympic diver to actor, and yes, I have seen many an eye roll — “Oh, not another one!” — but performing is where it all began for me. I was on stage by the time I was 3, singing and tap dancing. I have quite a number of acting credits to my name, mostly theater — Cinderella, Jeffrey, Nunsense A-Men, and Dan Butler’s one-man show The Only thing Worse You Could Have Told Me… — but some film: Touch Me, Watercolors, Saber Dance, and the soon-to-be-released Entourage: The Movie.

The point I’m trying to get at is this: Don’t give up on your dreams! Do what you love! I will continue to engage in activism for human rights and HIV education and awareness, and I will continue pursuing my passion for the sports of diving and dog agility. Speaking of the latter, I have the lofty goal of making it onto a team competing in the World Agility Championships with my next puppy — whenever that might be, as I know the commitment that entails. In preparation, I’m doing my homework by following my mentor in the sport of dog agility, Susan Garrett.

We often impose limitations on ourselves based on the influence of others. Listen to your heart and follows your dreams. As I have said in the past, if you reach for the stars and don’t encounter a few clouds, you aren’t reaching high enough! Go for it! Don’t limit yourself. Follow your heart and your passions. The ones who love you will support you unconditionally; anyone who doesn’t support you doesn’t really love you.

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Now That We’ve Seen ‘Gone Girl,’ Does It Live Up To Expectations? Let’s Discuss

On Friday, the New York Film Festival screened the world premiere of “Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy, his wife who goes missing, all eyes are on how the film lives up to the celebrated novel. We’ve already confirmed that the ending isn’t as altered as previously imagined, but there is so much more to unpack within the 149-minute fever dream. HuffPost Entertainment editors Matthew Jacobs and Erin Whitney attended the screening and were left with more than enough to consider about “cool girls,” manipulative pregnancies and anniversary gifts gone awry. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t read the book.)

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Jacobs: “Gone Girl” is arguably fall’s most anticipated movie, and I can now say that it lived up to all of my expectations. It’s been a year and a half since I read the novel, so I was more concerned with the film capturing the right tone than adhering to certain plot beats. With that in mind, Fincher has crafted an impeccable treatment of Flynn’s story. It pulsates (literally, at times, thanks to Trent Reznor’s threatening score) with the mystique of a macabre character study and the starkness of a rote crime procedural — even though it doesn’t feel rote at all.

With adaptations of novels as layered as this one, structure is often the first thing that suffers. Instead of establishing a film that can stand alone, they feel like the result of a checklist that ensured the right milestones from the book are satisfied. That’s what I worried would happen to “Gone Girl,” with its dual-narrator structure and heavy relationship with characters’ pasts. But Flynn does smart things with the script — the dialogue rarely feels expositional, even though these characters must do a lot of explaining throughout. And Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike carry the film; Affleck with a detached rage and Pike with a calculated chill. I am thoroughly impressed, even if the final 10 minutes could be a bit more concentrated. You read the novel more recently, though, Erin. Did the movie hold up for you?

Whitney: I hate to admit it, but I can’t deny the overwhelming disappointment I felt throughout the film. Full disclosure: I had literally just finished reading Flynn’s novel days ago and completely loved every terrifying, brilliant page of it. I think that when you truly love a book that much, you’re going to find yourself let down by any visual adaptation to some degree, and that’s what happened for me. First though, let me state that Fincher’s adaptation is a good movie with some of the best casting and performances I’ve seen all year. Whether you read the book or not, there is still something enjoyable and rewarding to take away from the film. But then again, I’m a perfectionist and a harsh critic, and when something I love in one form isn’t translated as well in another, I feel cheated.

For me, Fincher’s film played like a fun, entertaining recap of Flynn’s novel, harvesting the best gems of the story that make it exciting and thrilling. Yet the film doesn’t divulge the dark, twisted complexities beneath the surface, the nuances of Amy’s psychopathy, Nick’s sickened resentment and their ultimate addiction to destroying one another. Flynn’s ability to continually flip the reader’s sympathy and hatred for her characters doesn’t translate as strongly to the screen, which is unfortunate since that is truly the defining achievement of her original story. In the film we aren’t given strong reason to despise Amy wholly nor understand the depth of her passionate insanity — instead of mutilating herself on the bathroom floor, she calmly drains her blood via a needle and tube while reading a book, and her murderous act in the film’s latter stages is played as triumphant. Some of these moments are even comical in the film, which overall had more humor than I felt suited the story, trashy fun humor that read like an inside joke. I wanted “Gone Girl” to be darker and dirtier, in the vein of “Seven,” but it felt lighter and too fun. Did this element of humor stand out to you, Matt, as much as it did to me?

Jacobs: I wasn’t that disenchanted by the humor, but I do agree there’s an “inside joke” sentiment running throughout the movie. Flynn seems to be writing for the people who read her book, which, in all fairness, will probably comprise a good bulk of the moviegoers who catch “Gone Girl” in theaters. She trims the edges of her story to fit a 2.5-hour format. Without the finesses of the character internalizations one can only glean from the more limitless pages of a novel, the movie does come with a whiff of melodrama. But sandwiching those hysterics between humor, for me, was a necessary respite, mostly because it doesn’t distract from the more wrenching moments, like when Amy bludgeons herself with a hammer or when another character collapses upon her in a crimson deluge of blood. I think this movie captures a sense of cold calculation, which might mean, at times, truncating the characters’ more inner workings in favor of emphasizing how astute their instabilities are.

What doesn’t work for me, on a critical level — and I very much understand this m.o. among critics and fans — is when a movie like this is judged largely in comparison to the rest of the director’s cannon. Fincher is working from a source material that commands a different atmosphere (and certainly a different interest level) than “Seven” or “Fight Club” or “The Social Network.” Sure, “Gone Girl” may be a lot noisier than “Zodiac” and more restrained than “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but I’m more interested in the way Fincher caters to the many people who want an accessible, big-budget thriller as well as those who can appreciate its stylistic nuances. I’m impressed, if not unsurprised, that Fincher has accomplished that.

Whitney: I have to agree with you that I’m definitely in the camp of not wanting to compare a director’s latest work to his oeuvre. I strive to avoid succumbing to that temptation, but with someone like Fincher I find that even harder to do, and lately I’ve been craving more of the grittiness of his earlier work.

And I can definitely understand the decision to sacrifice the subtleties and latent darkness of the characters as a means to tell a more cohesive story. Sacrifices must be made somewhere, and I think Flynn made apt choices with her screenplay. Yet still, I don’t think a story as rich and densely layered as “Gone Girl” is most suitable for a big-screen adaptation, mainly due to the time constraints. I can’t help but wonder what it would look like as a miniseries. The era of the cinematic anthology TV series is in full swing right now, with FX’s “Fargo” and HBO’s “True Detective” proving that more can be accomplished with a 10-hour movie format broken up into episodes than with a roughly three-hour feature. While I’m not a fan of remakes, I do sort of hope that one day Fincher or another filmmaker will take “Gone Girl” down the anthology route so all of its delicious, psychotic and haunting fragments can be hashed out. Till then we have the film, and it is good and it does the job fine. It’s like enjoying an incredible dish at a restaurant then going home and attempting to recreate it — the overall flavor is there, but something’s still missing. Or maybe I just need some distance from the book to better appreciate the film as a singular entity.

Jacobs: I love that thought, Erin. “Gone Girl” would have made a stellar miniseries. In that format, it really could have employed Amy’s and Nick’s bifurcated points of view in a more substantial way than the movie can. But since that’s not what we’re left with, I’d call “Gone Girl” a resounding success.

“Gone Girl” opens in theaters on Friday, Oct. 3.
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