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« 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

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 11:07:56 AM »

he’s pretty good

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 01:29:53 PM »

... compared to PTA he's a fucking genius, but then again, who isn't?

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 02:47:36 PM »

I love Rooney Mara as the girl with the dragon tattoo. Zodiac is a very good movie, though Mark Ruffalo is not a very good actor. That role of David Toschi needed a Steve McQueen or a Clint Eastwood (Frank Bullitt and Harray Callahan were, of course, based on Tischi.) GONE GIRL is crap. SOCIAL NETWORK is a good movie but you so overrate it.

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« Reply #4 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

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Also, you overrate FAFDM  Evil

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 05:16:09 PM »

Also, you overrate FAFDM  Evil

Impossible to overrate the greatest movie of all time  Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 02:09:09 AM »

Se7en (1995) is a flat out masterpiece, rivaled only by Manhunter (1986) for best serial killer based neo-noir.

I'm a Fincher fanboy, and proud of it, so I'll be back later for a better contribution.

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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:37:45 AM »

Se7en (1995) is a flat out masterpiece, rivaled only by Manhunter (1986) for best serial killer based neo-noir.

I'm a Fincher fanboy, and proud of it, so I'll be back later for a better contribution.

Agree, those are the two I like best also, followed by probably Zodiac, and then I have a soft spot for Benjamin Button.

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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 05:53:53 AM »

Fincher by numbers:


Social Network (2010) 8/10
Zodiac 7/10
Fight Club (1999) 9.5/10
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 7/10
Se7en (1995) 10/10
Gone Girl (2014) 8/10
The Game (1997) 7/10
Panic Room (2002) 6/10
Alien 3 (1992) 6,5/10 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 6,5/10

Still have to watch the DC of Alien³

Still should re-watch Zodiac and The Social network, cause expecting them to climb in my estimation.

Still can't believe that he wasted that Panic Room potential, and The Game has some big unnecessary faults too.

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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 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/

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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 07:19:59 AM »

and then I have a soft spot for Benjamin Button.

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He also "refused" (I don't think he was the first choice anyway) Star Wars VII.



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