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31  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Polanski in jail / shame on Switzerland on: October 25, 2017, 09:37:15 AM
Sitting male presidents can rape but HILLARY EMAILS, EMAILS, EMAILS.
32  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Polanski in jail / shame on Switzerland on: October 25, 2017, 08:51:53 AM
I completely forgot the title. Then this one is on Mike Smiley
33  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: October 23, 2017, 01:23:51 PM
The first tune is the beginning of "Jill" on repeat.
34  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: David Fincher Appreciation Thread on: October 22, 2017, 07:19:59 AM
and then I have a soft spot for Benjamin Button.

Women Smiley
35  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: David Fincher Appreciation Thread on: October 22, 2017, 07:19:07 AM
Most of his films, even the ones I adore, tend to have big unnecessary faults.
Zodiac and The Social Network definitely get better with each viewing.

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He also was attached to numerous films that he didn't end up making, including:

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Cleopatra
Black Dahlia
(this one would definitely have been much better in his hands)

He also "refused" (I don't think he was the first choice anyway) Star Wars VII.
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/david-fincher-star-wars-the-force-awakens-carrie-fisher-1201889664/
36  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Concerts on: October 21, 2017, 05:53:44 AM
Painful  Undecided

Ennio is doing so many gigs these days, maybe h'll be back next year Smiley
37  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: David Fincher Appreciation Thread on: October 20, 2017, 04:35:04 PM
SOCIAL NETWORK is a good movie but you so overrate it.

It really doesn't matter, so many upcoming directors are already heavily influenced. As a matter of fact, I can see its influence on many, many movies from the 2010's. Some films are above being "overrated" or "underrated" (as well as above their own flaws): movie history already chose its side.

I don't think that many regular audience member will ever love it though.

Also, you overrate FAFDM  Evil
38  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: David Fincher Appreciation Thread on: October 20, 2017, 01:29:53 PM
... compared to PTA he's a fucking genius, but then again, who isn't?
39  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / David Fincher Appreciation Thread on: October 20, 2017, 03:33:49 AM
Since Mr Fincher is probably the most exiting, inspiring and important filmmaker working today, and since I'm always posting links about his work all over the place, here is a thread just for him. I'll probably be only talking to myself here since I don't think anybody on this board gets it but I don't care.

For the record, here is what I think of each of his films:

Social Network (2010) 10/10 - the greatest movie of the XXIth century, by far.
Zodiac 9/10 - an incredible technical achievement and a fascinating dive into darkness
Fight Club (1999) 8.5/10 - yeah, it's so 90's now, including the way it takes itself too seriously, but still almost perfect
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 8/10 - the only thing between this movie and greatness s its total lack of ambition
Se7en (1995) 8/10 - cool as hell and still the best noir cinematography I've ever seen
Gone Girl (2014) 8/10 - the most modern take on love
The Game (1997) 7/10 - fun and cold as hell
Panic Room (2002) 6/10 - small, clean, ultra efficient
Alien 3 (1992) 5/10 - the movie that almost made David quit filmmaking
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 5/10 - his only shot at something that isn't cold. Fincher is definitely not at ease here, but there are elements of greatness all over the place as well as a side of the filmmaker we have yet to explore again.

He's also worked on quite a lot of TV shows, but the only 2 that got released so far are:

House of Cards (directed the first 2 episodes, executive producer) - boring show that lacks brilliant dialogues but the first pilot is often mesmerizing
Mindhunter (directed 4 episodes, executive producer) - I'm in the middle of season 1, it's definitely the drama you don't want to miss


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Here are a few links (I'm gonna edit this from time to time):


General discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfqD5WqChUY
The Nerdwriter: How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPAloq5MCUA&t=9s
Every Frame Is A Painting: And the Other Way is Wrong


Gone Girl
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=12064.0

http://www.indiewire.com/2014/10/10-things-we-learned-about-david-fincher-and-gone-girl-at-film-independent-event-69212/
David Fincher about Gone Girl: 10 Things We Learned About David Fincher and ‘Gone Girl’ At Film Independent Event


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11107.0

http://www.artofthetitle.com/2012/02/21/the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo/
Fincher and the designers of the opening titles.

http://io9.com/5873372/
Interview of the designer of the opening titles.

http://www.swiftfilm.com/david-fincher-explains-whats-up-with-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoos-credit-sequence/
Fincher about the opening titles.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/interview-david-fincher-discusses-having-final-cut-themes-more/
David Fincher about his process.

ttp://www.halamovie.com/dialogue-david-fincher-on-the-cold-dark-perverse-world-of-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo/
Fincher about the movie.


The Social Network
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=9720.0

http://uproxx.com/hitfix/interview-david-fincher-discusses-the-social-network/
Interview: David Fincher talks ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Fight Club,’ and the digital age

http://blog.ourstage.com/tag/ruby-skye/
Q&A With Ren Klyce, Sound Editor for "The Social Network"


The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7391.0


Panic Room

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2002/apr/24/artsfeatures2
Famous Fincher interview where he highlights the difference between films and movies as well as between Kidman and Foster.


Mindhunter

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/david-fincher-style-zodiac-mindhunter-cinematography-netflix-1201887819/
5 Visual Elements that Define David Fincher’s Cinematic Universe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc-eLcCGlLY
A discussion of the Netflix series "Mindhunter" with executive producer and director David Fincher and two stars from the show, Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany. 2017

https://vimeo.com/239193453
VFX breakdown
40  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: October 19, 2017, 01:09:06 PM
He should. You don’t get to see such an impressive movie history landmark that often these days.
41  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 18, 2017, 09:47:43 AM
Zooming out works a lot better than zooming in. But overuse of anything is always a bad choice.

When it comes to zooming, the general rule would be "don't make it noticeable". Of course, there are great counter examples (zooming in on Bronson's face in the final duel of OUTITW).
42  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 18, 2017, 07:12:02 AM
If the film has a fault it is its over-reliance on the reverse zoom effect. The trick is a good one, though: we begin on a detail in close-up, then rapidly retreat until a stunning composition (usually a quotation of a painting) is revealed.

Yeah, the film looks gorgeous but that trick is the one that aged poorly. Zooming in/out didn't have that cheap connotation at the time and that kind of use was still quite new (I'd say about 15 years old). I get that it was done to emulate the way paintings are shot, but it's definitely cringeworthy.
43  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Polanski in jail / shame on Switzerland on: October 18, 2017, 01:40:21 AM
I’ve noticed that none of the assholes on this board who defended Polanski are rushing to Weinstein’s defense.

Who did defend Polanski on this board?
44  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Godless (TV show) on: October 16, 2017, 01:09:49 PM
Upcoming Netflix original with Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery and Jeff Daniels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=4u98XY52Rbk
45  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 15, 2017, 09:39:14 AM
Mindhunter - Season 1 episodes 1 to 3 8/10

Great Netflix show produced and co-directed (4 episodes out of 10) by David Fincher. Each episode so far is a 50 minutes masterclass in the lost arts of cinematography, blocking, production design, editing, actor direction and dialogues.
The show focuses on 2 FBI detectives in 1977 who try to push their puritan institution towards modern psychology and profiling to catch serial killers ("sequence killers", actually, since the phrase hasn't been invented in 1977). Just like in Zodiac but in a deeper way, the whole thing is the perfect excuse for Fincher to scrutinize the dichotomy of American society. Without ever forcing it down your throat, each societal layer and paradox is examined by his crystal clear (almost scientific) lens while his heroes lose themselves in their obsession.
This is real David Fincher stuff, which may be why it's much more promising than House Of Cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZCfRD_zWE
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