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):


1992, starring Sigourney Weaver


1995, starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman


1997, starring Michael Douglas


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

Original Cinema Quad Poster - Movie Film Posters

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


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


2008, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett


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


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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