In "Gone Girl", it seems as though the are a lot of injuries to Amy's head: the male criminal who steals her money knocks her head against a wall, she conks herself with a hammer, and probably others I've forgotten. They were unsettling and I suspect it's because of the way director David Fincher foreshadowed them or the context he put them in. Is there any significance / symbolism to the repeated head injuries?

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    Appart from the fact that she is not right in the head? Oct 10, 2015 at 18:59

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She hit herself in the face with the hammer as part of her disguise. Her black eye supported the story she gave to her neighbor at the motel.

  • This in no way answers OPs question, stated in the title and in the question body. Sep 17, 2021 at 16:51
  • Yes it does. I give the "significance" of the "conk ... with a hammer". Sep 17, 2021 at 17:47
  • OP is looking for the director's message. This is what is meant by significance. You merely described causes. Sep 17, 2021 at 18:20

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