Study Guide

Gone Girl Allusions

By Gillian Flynn

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • M*A*S*H (1.23)
  • Genesis, "Invisible Touch" (1.24)
  • Liza Minnelli (2.6)
  • Franz Ferdinand, "Take Me Out" (2.8)
  • Noel Coward (10.20)
  • Larry Williams, "Bony Moronie" (11.84, 23.35
  • The Rolling Stones, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (12.14)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (21.84)
  • Miami Vice (29.9)
  • Madness, "That's the Way to Do It" (31.53)
  • Punch and Judy (31.67)
  • Oliver! (Broadway Musical), "As Long As He Needs Me" (36.29)
  • Night Ranger, "Sister Christian" (37.112)
  • Mark Hamill (44.4)
  • Hugh Grant (and that sordid business from 1995) (45.5)
  • Butthole Surfers (49.4, 49.36)

Nick's Movie References

  • The Getaway (2.8)
  • The Sure Thing (2.17)
  • The Graduate (19.41)
  • The Big Sleep (19.84)
  • Double Indemnity (19.84)
  • The Godfather (37.2)
  • The Godfather Part II (37.112)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (movie) (40.26)
  • Love Finds Andy Hardy (59.37)
  • Annie Hall (59.43)