By Max Winter
Once you see the world through Fincher’s eyes, you may have trouble seeing it any other way.
Who’s to say where, in the creation of an artistic work, the work comes in? In film, we find that some filmmakers work very hard at plotting, creating vast architectures that are miraculous in their completion (think Spielberg, Lucas, Lumet, Hitchcock). Some invest incredible energy in visual detail, creating sumptuous, sensory feasts that stick in our memories more than any twist or turn of their story (think Malick, Kubrick).
Others, however, seem to be polymaths, perpetually working in all directions, making films that deserve examination for any number of reasons because they operate on so many different levels. David Fincher is one of those. Say what you will about Fincher’s films, they bear the weight of repeated conversations and speculations on points both minute and grand.
From:: No Film School