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4 items from 2016

Channeling David Fincher: How ‘House of Cards’ Created a ‘Hyper’ Look For Its Most Ambitious Episode

17 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Television shows establish the foundation of their look and visual language with their pilot episode. This is especially true for “House of Cards,” in which one of Hollywood’s most distinct visual storytellers, David Fincher, served as both executive producer and the director of the first two episodes. From its precise and dramatic compositions to its monochromatic color palette to the often dark, low source light photography, “House of Cards” embodies some of the most recognizable elements of Fincher’s style.

Read More: ‘House of Cards’ Season 4 Might Be the Best Season Yet, But It Won’t Be Your Favorite

Which is precisely why cinematographer David M. Dunlap faced a challenge when the show’s forty-fifth episode called for something very different. In the episode, President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is unconscious and fighting for his life in a hospital, having been shot at the end of previous episode. A »

- Chris O'Falt

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Watch: Ben Affleck, Robin Wright, & Jesse Eisenberg In New 22-Minute David Fincher Documentary From Viceland

26 April 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“David has the taste of an artist and the mind of an engineer. He’s exacting, he is efficient, he is impatient with ineptitude,” "Gone Girl" star Ben Affleck states in Viceland's documentary about David Fincher. It's about as perfect a summary as you are going to get for the filmmaker, whose precision filmmaking and bold vision has made him a household name. Read More: Ranked: The Films Of David Fincher  With insights from Robin Wright ("House Of Cards"), Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network"), and Fincher's longtime cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, among others, this episode of The Vice Guide To Film presents an overview of the director's cinematic career, thematic concerns and stylistic flourishes. It's a terrific guide that his fans will definitely want to check out. Watch the documentary here (we'll have the embed once the code is fixed). »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch (and Read): Video Tribute and Interview with D.P. Jeff Cronenweth

29 March 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

With Josh Maczinski’s tribute to Jeff Cronenweth popping up around the interwebs, here’s a good time to post, alongside it, Jamie Stuart’s 2014 interview with the cinematographer. Maczinski’s supercut surveys favorite scenes from films like Gone Girl, The Social Network, Hitchcock and One-Hour Photo. Stuart’s interview gets deep into it regarding digital technology, lens choices and a lot more. Here is Cronenweth on Fincher’s use of digital tools: But it’s part of David’s tenacity in making sure that every image supports the story and nothing ever unsettles an audience member unintentionally. In other words, you see everything you’re supposed to […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Watch: Video Tribute To David Fincher's Regular Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth

25 March 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While he may not boast the same level of recognition as somebody like Roger Deakins or Emmanuel Lubezki, cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth has forged a distinctive visual style all his own over the course of almost two decades. He’s most well known for his collaborations with director David Fincher, beginning with 1999’s scathing “Fight Club” and going all the way to 2014’s “Gone Girl”: His icy, suffocating frames are integral to the fluidity and power of Fincher’s pessimistic worldview. And a video tribute has now landed online that highlights the man’s impressive body of work. Read More: Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More Of course, Mr. Cronenweth’s efforts with Mr. Fincher are front and center here — he’s largely responsible for creating the dark and often oppressive worlds of movies like »

- Nicholas Laskin

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