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March 7, 2013 | By Susan King
Oscar-nominated director David Fincher ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Social Network") will have an extended conversation at Film Independent at LACMA's "An Evening with David Fincher" Thursday at the Loe S. Bing Theater. The program is to feature the first two episodes of Netflix's new series "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey as a manipulative House majority whip. Fincher is the executive producer of the 13-part series and directed the first two installments.
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April 15, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" is one of those bestselling novels that's making a swift transition to movie screens. The thriller first went to No. 1 on The Times' bestseller list in June 2012 and in October of this year it'll be in theaters. Starring Ben Affleck, no less, as the golden-boy-turned-suspect Nick Dunne. The first trailer for the film debuted this week; see it here . It makes clear what the movie is about: Perfect couple, wife goes missing, and husband remembers halcyon scenes but -- something is amiss.
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January 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl," an adaptation of the  Gillian Flynn novel about a man whose wife disappears on their fifth anniversary and leaves him as the prime suspect. Reznor and Ross have worked together on a number of NIN albums and also crafted the scores for two previous Fincher films: "The Social Network" (2010)
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April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Ben Affleck is under suspicion in the chilly new trailer for David Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl," an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel about a man whose wife disappears on their fifth anniversary and leaves him as the prime suspect. The exclusive trailer available here , which is set to a Richard Butler cover of Charles Aznavour's "She," opens with Nick Dunne (Affleck) speaking to a crowd at a candlelight vigil about his missing wife, played by Rosamund Pike. "As you all know, my wife, Amy Elliott Dunne, disappeared three days ago," he says.
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December 28, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
With Oscar nominating ballots out to Academy members and the deluge of top-10 lists perhaps on the downward slope, there's no time like now to start thinking about potential awards movies for next year. Which may be why on Friday 20th Century Fox posted to its Twitter account the first official image from David Fincher's adaptation of the novel "Gone Girl. " The thriller is currently set for release on Oct. 3. Gillian Flynn is writing the adaptation of her own book, the story of a man (Ben Affleck)
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March 30, 2010
The Movie That Inspired Me David Fincher, celebrated director of "Fight Club" and "Zodiac," presents George Roy Hill's William Goldman-scripted "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in this month's installment of the UCLA Film and Television Archive series. Post-screening, Fincher and series host Curtis Hanson will discuss the lighthearted 1969 chronicle of the notorious leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9. (310) 206-3456. cinema.
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April 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After the success of "The Social Network," David Fincher's drama about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, the director emerged as the front-runner to bring the story of another tech giant to the big screen: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Now the Hollywood Reporter says Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher at the helm of its highly anticipated Jobs biopic, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" with a script by "Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin.
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February 14, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
In David Fincher's "The Social Network" -- the best studio film of 2010, whatever "King's Speech" partisans may argue -- Justin Timberlake was perfectly cast as a smarmy, cynical version of Napster co-founder and former Facebook President Sean Parker. It was a brilliant secondary performance by the pop idol. But what could Fincher and Timberlake do for an encore? The answer, as if you hadn't heard, is "Suit & Tie," the new Fincher-directed video promoting the first single off  Timberlake's third album, "The 20/20 Experience," scheduled for a March 19 roll-out.
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December 28, 2011 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
As the lone artistic voice behind Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor regularly had the pleasure of answering to no one during NIN's approximately 20-year run of emotionally damaged hard rock. Now in his mid-40s and into his second career as a film composer, Reznor not only is having to learn a new discipline, but adjust to ceding control and holding back his reflex of saying 'no.' Take, for instance, the music that opens David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which marks the second film score for Reznor and his latter-days NIN producer Atticus Ross.
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July 22, 2007 | Dennis Lim, Special to The Times
DAVID FINCHER, the director of "Se7en" and "Fight Club," has a reputation for obsessiveness. It's a quality apparent in the perfectionist virtuosity of his visual style and backed up by the stories of countless takes and other taskmaster demands that tend to emerge from his marathon shoots. Only his sixth feature in 15 years and his first since "Panic Room" in 2002, "Zodiac," out on DVD this week, makes literal the underlying theme of Fincher's career.
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April 15, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hopping a plane back to L.A.  The Skinny: I'm on the East Coast right now so the blood moon happened past my bedtime. The pictures looked cool though. I survived my Seder. Now I just need to burn off the meal and hope the rain doesn't mess with my flight. Today's headlines include a look at Turner Broadcasting as it begins an executive overhaul. Also, looks like David Fincher won't direct a Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures. Finally, will CBS'  carrying prime-time football keep commercial rates for ESPN and NBC's football coverage from rising?
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April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival, the first such event in the school's 149-year history, to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high-school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports. Festival founder Adam Faze, a junior at Loyola, said in an email, "As the oldest high school in Southern California (and being in the entertainment capital of the world)
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April 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After the success of "The Social Network," David Fincher's drama about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, the director emerged as the front-runner to bring the story of another tech giant to the big screen: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Now the Hollywood Reporter says Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher at the helm of its highly anticipated Jobs biopic, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" with a script by "Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin.
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March 2, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell and Steven Zeitchik
For his performance as the transgender AIDS patient Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto essentially became a different person for 25 days. He dropped more than 30 pounds, adopted a lilting accent and stayed in character for the entirety of the shoot, clacking around in high heels, short skirts and garish makeup. On Sunday, Leto won his first Oscar for the role, which marked the biggest transformation yet in a career marked by reinvention, and it also represented a return to roots for an actor who for several years was more likely to be found on stage with his rock band than in front of a camera.
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January 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl," an adaptation of the  Gillian Flynn novel about a man whose wife disappears on their fifth anniversary and leaves him as the prime suspect. Reznor and Ross have worked together on a number of NIN albums and also crafted the scores for two previous Fincher films: "The Social Network" (2010)
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December 28, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
With Oscar nominating ballots out to Academy members and the deluge of top-10 lists perhaps on the downward slope, there's no time like now to start thinking about potential awards movies for next year. Which may be why on Friday 20th Century Fox posted to its Twitter account the first official image from David Fincher's adaptation of the novel "Gone Girl. " The thriller is currently set for release on Oct. 3. Gillian Flynn is writing the adaptation of her own book, the story of a man (Ben Affleck)
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September 17, 1997 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Moments before David Fincher is supposed to take the stage and field questions after a screening of his new PolyGram film, "The Game," at the Directors Guild, the director eyes the crowded screening room and disappears, heading for the bathroom. When his return seems overdue, a PolyGram executive jokes, "Maybe he's in there throwing up." If there's anything Fincher loathes, it's being in the spotlight.
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September 29, 2012 | By Dennis Lim
Before his ascension to Oscar-sanctioned respectability with "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The Social Network," David Fincher was a cult filmmaker par excellence. "Se7en" (1995) and "Fight Club" (1999) quickly entered the fanboy pantheon, but it was the thriller he made in between, "The Game" (1997), that is perhaps most overdue for reappraisal. Widely dismissed (and not without reason) as a gimmicky prank at the time of its release, Fincher's third feature has just been issued on DVD and Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection.
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August 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Justin Timberlake is the latest performer added to the lineup for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced Thursday. Pop's comeback kid tied Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with a leading six nominations, and he will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.   The honor, which celebrates “innovation and artistry in music video creation and impact,” has previously gone to Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, REM, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Timberlake's famous ex, Britney Spears, who was the last artist to receive the award in 2011.  REVIEW: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z at the Rose Bowl Earlier this year, Timberlake marked his return to music with “The 20/20 Experience,” his first album in seven years and so far the year's biggest-selling album, with 2 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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July 16, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
TV is the new black for film gentry. Once regarded as a purgatory for serious actors and producers, television has been attracting top-tier movie talent on both sides of the camera for years thanks in no small part to the deep character studies encouraged by cable networks. And this year's Primetime Emmy nominations, which roll out early Thursday morning, may underscore the point as never before. Film stars Kevin Spacey, Jane Fonda, Jeff Daniels, Shirley MacLaine, Holly Hunter, Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Kevin Bacon, as well as respected filmmakers David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh and Jane Campion are just some of the cinema-tilted talent in line to get the early morning wake-up call late this week.
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