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David Fincher: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) (Paperback)

By Laurence F. Knapp (Editor)
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David Fincher (b. 1962) did not go to film school and hates being defined as an auteur. He prefers to see himself as a craftsman, dutifully going about the art and business of making film. Trouble is, it's hard to be self-effacing when you are the director responsible for Se7en, Fight Club, and The Social Network. Along with Quentin Tarantino, Fincher is the most accomplished of the Generation X filmmakers to emerge in the early 1990s. This collection of interviews highlights Fincher's unwavering commitment to his craft as he evolved from an entrepreneurial music video director (Fincher helped Madonna become the undisputed queen of MTV) into an enterprising feature filmmaker. Fincher landed his first Hollywood blockbuster at twenty-seven with Alien3, but that film, handicapped by cost overruns and corporate mismanagement, taught Fincher that he needed absolute control over his work. Once he had it, with Se7en, he achieved instant box-office success and critical acclaim, as well as a close partnership with Brad Pitt that led to the cult favorite Fight Club. Fincher became circumspect in the 2000s after Panic Room, shooting ads and biding his time until Zodiac, which reinvigorated Fincher and inspired a string of films-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-that enthralled audiences and garnered dozens of Oscar nominations.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781496802682
ISBN-10: 1496802683
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: September 11th, 2014
Pages: 233
Language: English
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers (Hardcover)