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 Post subject: David Fincher
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DAVID FINCHER
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"One of the more accomplished directors to have emerged from the field of music video, David Fincher has thus far demonstrated a striking consistency of vision. Notable for their focus on dystopian despair, social decay and moral breakdown, his films are equally distinctive through their thoroughly postmodern cynicism. This is complemented by a recurring commitment to striking formal and stylistic design which frame the films' thematic resonances in an often stunning visual schemata."
-Contemporary North American Film Directors, 2002


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1992 Alien 3
1995 Seven
1997 The Game
1999 Fight Club
2002 Panic Room
2007 Zodiac
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2010 The Social Network
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Recommended First Watch: Fight Club


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Does anyone else think that one of The Social Network's most subtle strengths is its casting of Max Minghella? I think that guy has the most "I need to be punched" face of all time.


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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yeah i hate that guy too, only reason why he's in movies is cuz of his dad. RIP


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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I know everyone here hates the holy fuck out of this movie but like it or not Benjamin Button has pretty good critical acclaim, enough to make it a bold.

I thought it was half of a really good film, one that could have been so much better if Fincher trimmed the unnecessary fat and explored things that seemed too glanced over.


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Dreww wrote:
Does anyone else think that one of The Social Network's most subtle strengths is its casting of Max Minghella? I think that guy has the most "I need to be punched" face of all time.


Looked him up.

I have to go to the hospital now and have these shards of glass removed from my right hand, I am in an excruciating amount of pain as I'm typing, keyboard covered in blood and I can see nothing on my monitor but a large crater.


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Added Fight Club as Recommended First Watch.


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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1995 Seven 9.1
1999 Fight Club 8.7
2002 Panic Room 7.9
2007 Zodiac 8.1
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5.6
2010 The Social Network 7.7


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Seven - 8
The Game - 7
Fight Club - 10
Benjamin Button - 6
Social Network - 8


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Alien 3 5.8
Seven 7
Fight Club 9.5
Panic Room 6.5
The Game 6.8
Zodiac 8.8
Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Seven... very good
The Game... been too long ago to really rate
Fight Club... great
Zodiac... very good
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button... disappointing
The Social Network... very good


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Zodiac = 8 (hard to watch more than once, but the first time it blew my mind away. I think that Fincher films suffer from a great emphasis on style over substance, but I feel this one actually had an interesting psychological side-effect. You can tell Fincher is more concerned with creating suspense near the end, but my fascination was more focused on the obsession of the characters. Even when the likes of Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey had all but given up on the Zodiac case, when Jake starting finding new stuff, it was just so enthralling to see them subtly light up but then have to rain on the parade. And it's especially fun to watch other people watch it and get pissed off when (surprise) there's no resolution. I feel it's one of the finest portraits of obsession and a very underrated film overall.)
Seven = 7 (it's kind of annoying how it tries to get all philosophical on your ass in the last 20 minutes, well, I guess it always had subtle hints of that throughout, but it's kind of insulting when the movie suddenly asks you "Please tell me you haven't just been finger fucking your date this whole time...")
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button = 6 (I seem to be the only person who actually liked this movie a lot, I just thought it was a very uplifting movie)
The Social Network = 6 (it was okay, but not worth a 95 Metacritic score, it seems like all the characters need a good beating (I was rooting for the twins) and I feel the actual "social" aspect was forgotten in favor of more scenes of the characters acting like jerks)
Panic Room = 5 (a great thriller, but has that "did I really need to watch this?" aftertaste)
Fight Club = 3 (haven't seen it in a long time, but felt it favored style way more than substance)


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Zodiac - 9/10
The Social Network - 8.5/10
Fight Club - 8/10
Seven - 8/10
The Game - 7.5/10
Panic Room - 6/10
Alien³ - 5/10
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - 5/10

I think Fincher is an excellent director of solid movies. It's just a shame his missteps have been so extremely crappy... Not necessarily because of the directing, just the overall suckiness of the projects themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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after all these years and movies i still think Fight Club is what he will be best known for and rightfully so, it's the only 10 he's got imo...but a solid body of work that includes Zodiac, Seven, Social Network and the Game puts him on the high echeleon of filmmakers of the past 15 or so years. Be interesting to see Dragon Tattoo cuz the trailer looks very 90's Fincher!


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 Post subject: Re: David Fincher
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Hmm Maybe it's because ov my having overwatched Fight Club that I doin't really like it that much any more. But I do honestly think that The Social Network and Zodiac are better movies.


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