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David Fincher is one of many hot directors (among them Antoine Fuqua, Gore Verbinski, and Spike Jonze) who received his start directing innovative music videos for Propaganda Films in the 1980s.
Fincher was brought to the project late in its life (after a whopping 30+ scripts had been recycled), and due to his inexperience and the project’s enormous mounting costs faced constant interference from 20th Century Fox, who were increasingly bothered by the film’s troubles.
Fincher’s latest is “Zodiac,” based on Robert Graysmith’s autobiographical accounting of his hunt for the San Francisco Bay Area ‘Zodiac killer’ in the 70s.
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 David Fincher - Films as director:, Other films:
Using darkness as a metaphor for evil and danger is hardly original—it is the entire basis of film noir, for a start—but Fincher brings to the banal equation a degree of emotional intensity that reinvigorates it.
But Fincher found himself mired in a hopelessly jinxed project that had already chewed up and spat out two previous directors—not to mention a cinematographer, a small army of writers, and a lot of studio money.
Fincher talks of being "drawn to things that begin to dismantle the architecture, not of movies, but of the pact that a movie that's responsible entertainment makes with an audience." Such disruptive tactics are never likely to make for commercial smash-hits.
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 David Fincher
David Fincher (born 1962) is a film director.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Fincher started as an animator at Industrial Light and Magic in 1980 and stary until 1984(?).
However, this film is largely considered to be a t flop.
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 David Fincher
Fincher cultivated a healthy respect for big-budget filmmaking as a teenager when he landed a dream job at Industrial Light and Magic.
Fincher also found a place directing lavish commercials for corporations like Nike, Levi's, Pepsi, and Coca-Cola; this profession has since sheltered Fincher from the whims of the studios, giving him time to choose his projects and negotiate a decent amount of control over them.
Fincher proved his aptitude for moody set pieces with his next film, Seven (1995), a drama about two detectives who track a heaven-bent serial killer who chooses his victims and their deaths according to the seven deadly sins.
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 David Fincher Photos - David Fincher News - David Fincher Information
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, CO, and was raised in Marin County, CA.
David Fincher: People will say, 'There are a million ways to shoot a scene,' but I don't think so.
David Fincher: As a director, film is about how you dole out the information so that the audience stays with you when they're supposed to stay with you, behind you when they're supposed to stay behind you, and ahead of you when they're supposed to stay ahead of you.
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 DVD Review - David Fincher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Most moviegoers became familiar with the name David Fincher after the release of “Alien 3.” Hitting harsh criticism by critics and fans alike, many suggested director David Fincher’s visual style were too consummate and fast-paced as a result of his origins in the music video industry.
And although David Fincher is the first to admit that “Alien 3” had its fair share of problems, it lay the foundation for what was to come.
Producer David Britten Prior also recalls the scenario and adds that he was glad, Fincher and he were in a similar mindset when it came to finalizing the packaging for the release.
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 Director Spotlight: David Fincher « FirstShowing.net
Fincher's depiction of despair, the looming threat of death and a purgatory-like existence make the film a must for completists.
David Koepp's screenplay, a high-tech re-working of Wait Until Dark, is a top-notch exercise in seat-grabbing tension and Fincher milks it for all it's worth.
Fincher worked with some inventive digital effects to convey the film's nightmarish scenario and create a sense of place with acrobatic cinematography.
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 The Curious Case of David Fincher Esquire.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Fincher sometimes slips into theaters for early screenings of his movies and listens for the gasps and laughs.
But far more disturbing for Fincher is the aftermath, seeing a killer take stock of his work, wash his hands, mop the floor, plan the rest of his day.
Of course, the very fact of David Fincher's own normalcy tends to support his basic theory of life and alienation and art: "As much as people pretend 'I fit in, I understand, I get the rules,' there are always times spent away from that where you go, 'I thought I knew.
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 GAME BOY | David Fincher | Movie News | Movies | Entertainment Weekly | 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Fincher looks like he's ready to throw a punch at somebody.
Fincher, on the other hand, is having a bit of a fit.
With one hit and one dud under his belt, Fincher's third release is sure to draw scrutiny from people wondering whether Seven's success was just a stroke of luck.
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 Exposure Online Magazine™ - David Fincher
Fincher is the best of the group of music video directors who moved on to feature films in the '90s.
Fincher uses CGI to great effect usually when he wants a shot too difficult for a camera.
Fincher also loves to make the audience uncomfortable with his claustrophobic feel of many of his scenes.
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 The David Fincher Picture Pages
David Fincher was born in Denver in 1962.
David has been making movies since he was 8 years old.
Fincher quickly became a top pick for Hollywood studios, and with a visual style unlike any other in Hollywood, Fincher quickly became a favorite director among film buffs everywhere.
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On the surface David Fincher’s Panic Room is typical Hollywood fare compared to the noir-ish, ultra-violence of his polemical last film, Fight Club.
In almost any other director’s hands, Panic Room would be an unwatchable catastrophe, but Fincher’s showy directing style, which employs the camera as an eerily omniscient narrator, drags the conventional story across a bed of nails, giving the film jagged edges that aren’t present in the script.
Director David Fincher, who is as close to an auteur as Hollywood will allow, signed Nicole Kidman to play the role of Meg Altman in Panic Room.
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 A Talk With David Fincher
Rather than bring you a conventional interview (as David Fincher is anything but conventional) we decided to bring you the ENTIRE experience of the interview...
"David?" I stuttered, sitting up so quickly that my elbow mashed down on the remote for the CD player and John Coltrane's sax began blaring so loud I was sure Fincher would hang up thinking he'd dialed the wrong number.
David Fincher himself must've felt similar, so he got involved and we should all thank our Thor crackers he did.
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 David Fincher And Digital Domain Collaborate On Nine Inch Nails Video
New York, NY — The idea had been swimming in the back of David Fincher’s mind for a number of years.
When the opportunity to direct the latest Nine Inch Nails video arose, Fincher recognized the possibilities: The band’s new single “Only” drives to a crushing crescendo, which was ideal for the timing of the visuals.
And from a technical standpoint, both Fincher and Ulbrich knew that bleeding edge special effects software and hardware could now deliver Fincher’s project just as he imagined it.
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 Zodiac Director David Fincher adapts a tapeless workflow for the big screen
Fincher insists the whole process was fairly simple and straightforward in most respects, even though many of the tools his team used were still evolving and being tailored to his specific needs as the project got underway.
There were, obviously, hiccups along the way, and at press time, Fincher and his colleagues did not have their final product in hand, but the director says developing this process was more than worth it in terms of letting him work the way he has wanted to work for many years, sans videotape.
For instance, Fincher wanted to have the option to delete takes on set, despite the fact that the hard drive system he was using was designed specifically to prevent image deletion during production.
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 David Fincher's Club
Everything had to be scrapped, and although Jodie Foster soon came on to replace Kidman, Fincher reveals that the stress of the situation brought him to the brink of almost quitting the project altogether.
Fincher recalls that at the same time Kidman was getting x-rays done on her injured knee, word came through that Foster's FLORA PLUM project was not developing as quickly as expected.
As Fincher tells it, with a laugh, "She was like, 'I've got good news and I've got bad news.'" Obviously, once again the PANIC ROOM production was going to have shift gears to accommodate this new addition to the cast and crew.
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 IGN: Featured Filmmaker: David Fincher
Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, David Fincher is usually mentioned alongside such directors as Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) and Tarsem Singh (The Cell) as part of the music video and TV commercial generation of filmmakers.
Where Fincher’s genius as a director comes in is that, horrifying as some of the imagery is, Se7en isn’t really all that graphic – he was smart enough to mostly let the ideas of the murders impact the audience.
David Fincher is definitely directing The Panic Room, plus some casting announcements and rumors for the film...
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 Amazon.ca: Panic Room: DVD: David Fincher,Patrick Bauchau,Ann Magnuson,Holt McCallany,Dwight Yoakam,Jodie Foster,Forest ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fincher has always worn his influences on his sleeve, from Hitchcock to Kubrick to Peckinpah, and while all of the above are referenced in Panic Room, the film is mostly a successful homage to the Master of Suspense himself.
David Koepp's tight script allows the director to get right down to business: Once descended upon by a trio of a burglars, Jodie Foster's Meg Altman is pitted against her captors in a variety of set piece situations, each more nail-biting than the last.
Though Fincher employs his usual bag of digital tricks to accentuate the spaces of Meg's lavish brownstone, the flourishes never seem gratuitous; the director doesn't forget that simple juxtapositions of glances, framings, and angles convey much more fear and dread than three-dimensional computer animation.
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 David Fincher Biography | Authors and Artists for Young Adults
Film director David Fincher began his career in Hollywood as a special effects man working for director George Lucas.
Taking place in gritty urban settings awash in rain-soaked pavements dimly lit by sputtering neon lights, his films are known for their frenetic violence, desolation, decay, and bloodshed, sometimes even death.
Fincher, whose films are far more popular with the movie-going public than with the film critic establishment, has been described by Entertainment Weekly reviewer David Hochman as possessing both "an unflinching ey.....
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 YouTube - Zodiac - Trailer from the David Fincher's new movie
It looks to me like it is going to blow away all of the earlier efforts at telling the story of the Zodiac killer.
Fincher was john doe on the phone in the seven trailer but not in the film.
Fincher wasn't John Doe's voice on the phone, it was still Kevin Spacey.
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Fincher has a unique and wonderful visual sense, which was developed through years of working in commercials and music videos.
Fincher also commonly uses a very shallow depth of field; you look at what he wants you to look at.
David Fincher is also one of the founding members of Propaganda Films.
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 David Fincher directs another winning thriller with "Panic Room" - Feature
Acclaimed director David Fincher is the master of the unconventional.
Moviegoers first took notice of Fincher's distinctive style with the 1995 release of "Seven," which shocked audiences with its murder-by-sin plot and head-in-the-box conclusion.
Fincher returns to theaters this weekend with the release of "Panic Room." He has managed to take a relatively simple tale — the story of a mother and daughter terrorized by a gang of robbers — and craft it into a dark and effective thriller.
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 David Fincher Biography at Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One of contemporary cinema's most dazzling visual stylists whose dark vision of human nature colors his images, David Fincher knew he was going to be a director at the tender age of eight when he began experimenting with an 8mm camera.
Fincher eschewed the film school route, getting a job loading cameras and doing other hands-on work for an animation company.
Fincher kept reading screenplays though, and one finally crossed his desk that excited him from beginning to end.
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 David Fincher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in...
David Fincher has 1 in-development credit available on IMDbPro.com.
Discuss this name with other users on IMDb message board for David Fincher
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 Todd Doogan interviews director David Fincher
Although ill-fated, David seemed to learn a lot from that experience and, after a few years away from the big screen, he came back with a vengeance with
At that point, I wanted to be David Fincher.
People have a certain project in mind when they think of a "David Fincher film." I think it would be maddening to know that every book I read, every CD I buy, every video I rent - suddenly it all becomes an aspect of "my next project."
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 David Fincher
Fincher made his directorial debut in the movies with Alien3 (1992), which was then the highest budgeted picture by a first time director.
It is revered as Fincher's best work and remains a cult favorite.
Fincher has one daughter, Felix, from his previous marriage to Donya Fiorentino.
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 David Fincher to direct Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Fincher, whose last film was 2002's Panic Room, is in pre-production on Zodiac, which also stars Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Edwards.
Fincher and partner Cean Chaffin are producing with Vanderbilt and Phoenix principals Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Brad Fischer.
Fincher had been attached to direct Mission: Impossible 3 and The Lords of Dogtown before settling on Zodiac and Benjamin Button.
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 David Fincher Biography, Photos, News for David Fincher | TVGuide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sunday night's three-hour NBC 75th Anniversary Special was a ratings smash, with more than 20 million viewers tuning in.
Panic Room helmer David Fincher is in final talks to direct Mission: Impossible 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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