December 28, 2013 |
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)
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.
February 14, 2013 |
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.
April 14, 2014 |
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.
September 29, 2012 |
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.
July 22, 2007 |
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.