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I can't tell you exactly when I first saw David Fincher's Se7en. I definitely saw it in theaters on or around when it was released on September 22, 1995, and after seeing it I know I quickly ran to purchase the film's soundtrack, not because I necessarily loved Howard Shore's score, but because that's what I did back then. In the days before short theatrical windows and immediate DVD releases, purchasing the score was my way of preserving the experience of seeing a movie I truly loved. In this case I could listen to Shore's "Suite from Se7en" or "Portrait of John Doe" and immediately find myself back in the seedy, noir world Fincher envisioned, Andrew Kevin Walker scripted (read it here*) and Darius Khondji photographed. It was the films of David Fincher that first caused me to start looking at movies differently. Se7en and then Fight Club were »
- Brad Brevet
Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Gone Girl sees Affleck and Pike joined in the cast by Emily Ratajkowski (iCarly), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (Madea Gets A Job), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit (We Bought a Zoo »
- Gary Collinson
Director David Fincher is loved by cinephiles (including yours truly), and has an iconic lineup of films on his resume, which include Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Fans of mystery/thrillers also tend to have special reverence for Fincher’s Zodiac, and are therefore probably eager to see his new film, Gone Girl.
However, while out promoting Gone Girl, Fincher has been talking about other happenings in his career – which has understandably brushed up against big blockbuster undertakings like the current mega-universe franchises like DC/Marvel superheroes and more specifically, Star Wars. Apparently, there was a possibility that we could’ve seen David Fincher’s Star Wars Episode VII instead of J.J. Abrams’.
Speaking with Total Film, ...
- Kofi Outlaw
Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a couple whose marriage severely hits the rocks, is the tenth feature in Fincher's 20-year career. Digital Spy picks out some of the highlights from his previous nine films below...
1. Alien 3's death of Ripley (1992)
Fincher himself is no big fan of his directorial debut Alien³, a blockbuster that experienced a turbulent production and was ultimately disowned by the man calling the shots behind the camera. That said, it featured a watershed moment for the franchise - Ripley sacrificing herself while a Xenomorph bursts through her chest, desperate to escape certain death.
2. Seven's "What's in the box? »
Director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) revealed in an interview with Total Film that he had met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about directing a Star Wars movie for them. Fincher got his start in the business working on Return of the Jedi, so it would have been completely appropriate for him to come back around and direct a movie. That's obviously not how it has played out, and the reason is because the director was unsure about Disney's involvement. He said,
"I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like. It's tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures! »
- Joey Paur
Now that filming has officially begun on Batman V Superman, fans are hungry to see any available details that the studio has kept under wraps so far. Unfortunately, Ben Affleck isn’t giving any major information about his brand new Batman (aside from the character’s unique anger issues), but seems to have nothing but kind words for the film’s script, director Zack Snyder, and Warner Bros. in general.
Affleck – set to return to the front of the camera in David Fincher’s Gone Girl – spoke with the Boston Globe about what drew him to the film, citing his interest in working with the mind behind Se7en, Fight Club, and The Social Network to improve his own directorial ...
- Andrew Dyce
David Fincher has a sterling track record when it comes to adapting novels, from Chuck Palahniuck’s Fight Club to 2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. And once again, Fincher brings his observant, rigorous filmmaking style to a book: this time, it’s Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller, Gone Girl.
On the surface, married couple Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) have everything the average American could possibly want: good looks, a big house in a pleasant area of Missouri. Even their cat has its own bedroom. But something darker lurks beneath the wafer-thin surface: the house is a rental, the couple were forced to move there when Nick’s mother fell sick and they both lost their jobs in New York, and worse still, the loving spark that once flickered »
While filmmaker Alexandre Aja is typically known for ridiculously gory horror movies like Piranha 3D and High Tension, his latest film, Horns, is a sinful departure into Young Adult territory that maintains a hard-r bite. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s original novel follows a boy who sprouts horns that force people to reveal their darkest thoughts and secrets, a helpful tool that Radcliffe takes advantage of while hunting his ex-girlfriend’s killer.
It’s a darkly comedic journey into tragic waters, one that’s benefitted by Aja’s direction when psychedelic hallucinations and explosive visual attacks are called upon. I caught the film at Fantastic Fest this past week and enjoyed the hell out of it, where I also had the distinct honor of talking with Alexandre Aja, who was in attendance.
Heading into one of The HighBall’s brand new karaoke rooms, I had »
- Matt Donato
[With the upcoming release of his new film Gone Girl, I’m taking a look back at the work of director David Fincher. These articles contain spoilers.] Listening to the commentary tracks for Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, and Panic Room, you can hear in Fincher's voice a slight bit of annoyance and frustration. It's not quite bitterness, but there's an acerbic quality from a man who's exhausted and can't help but lay out wry observations. The Panic Room track in particular conveys the sense that no one should ever make a movie because it's a hellish experience meant only for masochists. But his commentaries pick up afterwards, and I believe that's partly because Fincher found his true love: digital. Digital completely changed the way Fincher made movies, and it allowed him to provide the precision to performances that he'd applied to all other aspects of his pictures. From here on, he sounds much happier, and when talking about Zodiac, it's like a trip down memory lane as he recalls childhood memories of a serial killer »
- Matt Goldberg
The latest stop on the Fall Festival circuit hit the Big Apple Friday night with the opening of the New York Film Festival, which boasts two World Premieres as its key draw for Awards Season attention. They include Warner Bros.’ Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Inherent Vice next Saturday, and of course Friday night’s unveiling of the much-awaited film adaptation of the best seller Gone Girl from 20th Century Fox and New Regency which screened at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to strong reaction from all reports. I wasn’t there, as I am in L.A. and have already seen most of what the Nyff is offering. A lot of it consists of retreads from other fests going as far back as Cannes (too many titles to mention), even Sundance (with the brilliant Whiplash). And Gone Girl was simultaneously screened for west coast awards pundits at 3 p.m. Pt »
- Pete Hammond
The cult director of The Social Network refashions Gillian Fynns gripping bestseller into a macabre meditation on married life in the modern age
Xan Brooks Gone Girl first look review
The films to watch in autumn 2014: from Gone Girl to Mr Turner
You managed to come on the one day where the scene will ruin the entire movie for you, says David Fincher. The director stands outside a modest Middle American house thats been built within a Los Angeles studio for his adaptation of Gillian Flynns bestselling novel. There are, really, plenty of scenes that will ruin Gone Girl, and given that part of its strength is unpredictability, its better not to know too much about whats going in. On one level, its a murder mystery, with a tempestuous former journalist (Ben Affleck) under suspicion of killing his missing wife (Rosamund Pike). Underneath, its much more: an exploration of »
- Nev Pierce
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find everything wrong with Fight Club in 11 minutes or less; Danny Elfman visiting the haunted mansion holiday at Disneyland; a western cover of the Game Of Thrones theme song; and the top 10 unseen TV characters. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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- Justin Vactor
The evil genius returns. David Fincher has thrown the doors to the bedroom of modern society wide open, showing us how deceptive and twisted some people in this world can be - the "ugly truth" has been revealed. His latest film is Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel about a married couple: Nick and Amy Dunne. Closer to Zodiac or Fight Club in tone and style rather than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fincher's Gone Girl starts out as a mystery, evolves into a dark comedy, and twists itself around a self-reflective look at the follies and fallacies of the American dream. I love watching Fincher films. He's one of the few directors that can spend as much time as he wants telling a story, and it doesn't bother me one bit. Gone Girl runs an extensive 145 minutes, »
- Alex Billington
[With the upcoming release of his new film Gone Girl, I’m taking a look back at the work of director David Fincher. These articles contain spoilers.] Although my evidence is purely anecdotal, I've found Panic Room to be the red-headed stepchild of Fincher's filmography. Its biggest sin seems to be its lack of thematic or narrative ambition, which is unfair because A) it's a faulty appraisal of what the film is trying to achieve; and B) it dismisses the film's technical mastery, and how the picture overcame a slew of unexpected problems. If Alien 3 was an onslaught of insurmountable odds caused by studio meddling, Panic Room met unforeseen challenges and rose to the occasion every time to create what was, as intended, "a Friday night date movie." Panic Room was actually a savvy follow-up to Fight Club in the sense that Panic Room is a breather. Rather than try to top the sturm und drang of his previous movie, Fincher went restrained, or at least as restrained as David Fincher can be when it comes to telling his stories. »
- Matt Goldberg
By Anjelica Oswald
Tonight’s world premiere of Gone Girl marks the start of the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel and stars Ben Affleck as Nick, a man at the center of an investigation surrounding his missing wife (Rosamund Pike). The film has been gaining Oscar buzz since March and will be released in theaters Oct. 3. Here is a list of 10 things you should about Gone Girl:
Gone Girl is Flynn’s third novel and her second New York Times bestseller. It sold 1.9 million copies in 2012 and was only surpassed by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. She is currently working on two novels, one of which is for young adults. Flynn also wrote the screenplay for the film. Though there was speculation that the end would be changed, »
- Anjelica Oswald
"Amy's the kind of girl who attracts admirers." We're just one week away from finding out if David Fincher's thriller adaptation Gone Girl will be another great film in the director's impressive filmography. There's a lot of buzz around this film, and there's plenty of praise to go around leading up to the film's release. Now four new TV spots have arrived, featuring Ben Affleck fighting to have his side of the story heard as authorities seem convinced that he killed his wife (Rosamund Pike). This looks so damn good, and it just might rival Se7en as one of Fincher's crowning achievements. We'll find out next week. Watch! Here's the four new TV spots for David Fincher's Gone Girl from 20th Century Fox: Watch the latest trailer for Gone Girl here and stay tuned for any more updates before its release. Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher (of Seven, »
- Ethan Anderton
[With the upcoming release of his new film Gone Girl, I’m taking a look back at the work of director David Fincher. These articles contain spoilers.] The first rule of Fight Club is to talk about Fight Club. The movie underperformed at the box office, and found life on DVD where it became a cult classic. Within the context of the film, Tyler Durden's famous rule is a brilliant and ironic bit of marketing for a group of men trying to reject advertising and find human connection. "Jack" (for clarity purposes, I'll use this name to refer to the Narrator) may be our storyteller, but Tyler is our lens, and through that lens, the story of Fight Club has been greatly misinterpreted by any audience member who saw the movie and thought, "I should start a fight club!" The movie isn't preaching. It isn't an angry screed by David Fincher or worshiping at the Church of Tyler Durden. It's not even wholly about male bonding. Fight Club is a romantic comedy as only David Fincher could tell it. »
- Matt Goldberg
Universal and Legendary Pictures have released the first trailer for Blackhat, the new film from director Michael Mann (Heat), which sees Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) leading a cast that also includes Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Viola Davis (Prisoners) and Lust, Caution stars Tang Wei and Leehom Wang.
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
Check out the trailer here…
Blackhat is set to open in the States on January 16th 2015 and in the UK on February 20th 2015.
- Gary Collinson
Movie audiences have come to expect a certain level of quality from director David Fincher. His breakthrough feature Se7en remains a horror-noir classic, Fight Club still feels fresh and ground-breaking, and his work on Netflix original House of Cards helped the political drama become a landmark series for the streaming outlet.
It’s not too much of a surprise that his next film, the upcoming thriller Gone Girl - based on the bestseller by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the script – has received universally positive early reviews ahead of its October 3rd release. The film’s trailers frontload the fact that the marriage between Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has become tense and sour – highlighting the central mystery of whether or not Nick actually killed Amy on their fifth wedding anniversary.
Now, a clip from Gone Girl and several new ...
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- Anthony Vieira
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“Gone Girl,” which opens in Chicago on Oct. 3, 2014 and is rated “R,” also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, David Clennon, Lisa Banes and Missi Pyle from the “Fight Club” and “The Social Network” director David Fincher. The film is based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Note: As this film is rated “R,” you must be 17+ to win this Hookup.
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