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Finale "Sharp Objects": Good Apple, Bad Tree

Towards the end of Gillian Flynn's book, which makes its last turn a little longer than the series, Camille continues to meditate on Amma's motive. "Of course, you can make another 4000 assumptions about why Amma did that," she muses. "In the end, the fact remains: Amma enjoyed being hurt. I like violence she shouted at me." Finally, Camille concludes, …

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How the "Sharp Objects" finale summarizes the show's excellent sentimentality

The twist end of "Sharp Objects" (HBO) is the culmination of his sleek, devious design. Until his last moments, the final installment of the miniseries (directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, based on a screenplay by the creator of the show, Marti Noxon, and self-adapting novelist Gillian Flynn) is the promise of a gentle landing for the rattling protagonist. The heroine emerged …

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"Sharp Objects" Episode 6: Dead girls everywhere

Later that night, Wind Gap's living girls are all at a house party. Camille is already drunk from the pity party and lets Amma take her with OxyContin and subsequent ecstasy. "We have a dead sister, just like John Keene," Amma tells her friends. "And she never cared." Speaking of John: Ashley is surprised that he is not welcome at …

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"Sharp Objects" Episode 3: Every rose has its thorn

It's not hard to see what these scenes of weird and twisted feminine care have to do with roses (and it's probably worth noting that Alice, Adora, and Amma wear flower prints sometime in the episode). Sharp Objects is certainly not the first story to use these flowers as a symbol of love and its associated injuries. They are fairy …

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"Sharp Objects" Episode 2: Magical Thinking

"The girl she described is not Natalie," Meredith later tells a friend. "Believe me, I should know." There are tensions between the communities of these characters who they want to be and who they really are. Class and gender biases also bleed into the investigation. When Camille learns that eight-year-old James Capisi claims to have seen a woman in white, …

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"Sharp Objects" Showrunner on "Aha Moment" by Premiere

Warning: Spoiler Ahead for "Sharp Objects" Episode 1: "Vanish" Showrunner Marti Noxon knew that many viewers of HBO's limited series "Sharp Objects" did not care about the revelations about the protagonist Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) at the end of the premiere episode, but she wanted to give her audience the same "aha moment" from Gillian Flynn's novel as soon as …

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