This is a post I have been meaning to write for a while. David Fincher is an incredible filmmaker. I own pretty much his whole filmography and I have seen every one of his films. He has such a focused artistic vision and style, which is the true sign of a master filmmaker – a concept I touched on with my post about Christopher Nolan’s directorial style.
Fincher loves a dark movie with muted colors. Everything from Fight Club to The Social Network. And when Fincher does it, I love it too. I don’t know if there is another filmmaker alive that can make movies about such dark material, in such dark settings, and make it look so beautiful. Truly you can see beauty in destruction and pain when you a Fincher film. That is to be admired.
If you don’t believe me, check out these incredible montage tributes to his work.
Before you watch either of these, I need to throw up a warning. There are spoilers for all of Fincher’s films in these videos. Most are minor. However, if you have not seen Seven, do not watch these. That film will be ruined for you. And Seven is an incredible film, possibly Fincher’s best, so go watch it first, then come back.
With that out of the way, on to the videos.
I found this first film on Slashfilm a while back.
Want so more Fincher? You know you do. Check out this video my friend Jeff sent me.