David Fincher

David Fincher

Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box.

Fincher is the second director whose filmography I have gotten completely through!   Though I love a number of his films, there are a couple I don’t like so I don’t think he will ever really be in contention for my favorite director of all time. I do have a great amount of respect for him though, as he always put out high quality films even if I don’t like the stories he picks. I believe he is a master at creating a foreboding and intense atmosphere, controlling the environment his characters inhabit (especially the color schemes), and depicting obsession in a subtle way. He is at his best when he picks darker stories, though he proved to be surprisingly able to convey a lighter tone in The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I eagerly await whatever project he has coming up next.

Rankings and other assorted posts:

Fincher Friday… Wrap-Up (in which I rank all of his pre- Gone Girl films)

Recent Rewatches: September 2015 (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Recent Rewatches: February 2016 (The Social Network)
Recent Rewatches: March + April 2016 (Zodiac)

His filmography (titles are links to my reviews):

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1992, starring Sigourney Weaver

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1995, starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman

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1997, starring Michael Douglas

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1999, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter

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2002, starring Jodie Foster, Kristin Stewart, and Forest Whitaker

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2007, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo

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2008, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett

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2010, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake

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2011, starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig

2014, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike

2014, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike

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