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post Oct 6 2014, 09:14 PM
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The resurrection of the Cinema Forum cheer.gif Starting here and going through a series of new threads coming soon, and the return of BIG things.

Going more recent than some of the other directors we focused on, here we turn to David Fincher, the man responsible for some of the biggest films of the past decade and before. Still hot on our screens with 'Gone Girl' making waves now. The man behind the CLUB bonanza and one of my all-time faves. Did he ruin the Alien/Dragon franchises? Is 'Seven' that good or just overhyped? What's with the curious case?

Selected Filmography
  • 2014 Gone Girl
  • 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 2010 The Social Network
  • 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • 2007 Zodiac
  • 2002 Panic Room
  • 1999 Fight Club
  • 1997 The Game
  • 1995 Seven
  • 1992 Alien 3

What have you seen, what are your favourites, what's on your list??

Close Eyes:

#6 David Fincher
#5 Roman Polanski
#4 Stanley Kubrick
#3 Lars Von Trier
#2 Alfred Hitchcock
#1 Quentin Tarantino
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post Oct 6 2014, 09:35 PM
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Of those films I have only seen Alien 3, which is such a clusterf*** of AWFUL that it never needs to be seen again.
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post Oct 6 2014, 09:41 PM
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My favourite director of the century to date. His last four projects (including House of Cards) have all been genius, this is a man in the dorm of his life.

Dragon Tattoo is my favourite film of the last five years actually. Stunned you've only seen one film of his John.

I would die happy if he directed a Bond.
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post Oct 6 2014, 09:45 PM
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seen them all bar 'Gone Girl' - might be a while before I find the time! - and 'The Game', which I've been meaning to see for years. think my fave is Zodiac, it's a bit fat and overlong in the way of a pulpy thriller, but I love how submerged it gets with the darkness of that kind of investigation.

he has a fairly distinctive approach but I find him very hot and cold - 'Benjamin Button' is just awful, but then two years later he does 'The Social Network' which is just such a dynamic portrait of that time.
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post Oct 6 2014, 09:49 PM
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Seven is brilliant, a lot of it's down to the three leads of course, but it's a wonderful build up of suspense and in-depth exploration of the characters. The ending (which stunned me even if I knew there'd be a twist!) I think combines both of these to build it up to be the amazing climax it is.

The Social Network is great too, again great performances and really effective biopic as a whole. I unfortunately haven't seen anything else from him, even Fight Club (it's on my list!!!11, #flopfilmstudent)


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post Oct 6 2014, 09:50 PM
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QUOTE(jark @ Oct 6 2014, 10:41 PM) *
My favourite director of the century to date. His last four projects (including House of Cards) have all been genius, this is a man in the dorm of his life.

Dragon Tattoo is my favourite film of the last five years actually. Stunned you've only seen one film of his John.


I will be seeing Gone Girl as it looks right up my street, but largely his films hold little to no appeal to me. I hold no opinion on him either way (bar the aforementioned Alien 3). Both The Social Network and Benjamin Button look like the kind of shit that would make me want to claw my eyes out and as you well know Mr. Craig is someone I will attempt to avoid if at all possible.
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post Oct 6 2014, 09:59 PM
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My favourite director! The attention to detail he puts into his work is brilliant and admirable. I love how different, yet tonally similar they all are. He is indeed an incredibly distinctive film maker. The only ones I haven't seen are 'Alien 3', 'The Game' and 'Panic Room' (all the way through) but ALL the others (yes, even 'Zodiac' and 'Curious Case...') have all been wonderful to watch.

'Seven' is up there as my all time favourite film. 'Fight Club' is, well, fight club. It's brilliant and the twist is so good. Only saw 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' recently and it was fantastic! Really worth the hype. 'Gone Girl' is just as good too. He manages to make things tense and gripping, without ever making you feel bored. He takes risks in which Hollywood won't ever dare to do and I think that's a part of the reason as to why I love his work so much, too!

01. Seven
02. Zodiac
03. Fight Club
04. Gone Girl
05. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
06. The Social Network
07. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


All at LEAST an 8 though. <3
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post Oct 6 2014, 10:01 PM
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I've seen 2 of those films mentioned and I am desperate to see Gone Girl and have Zodiac on record
Of the ones I saw: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Foster was amazing and I loved Panic Room- especially Jodie's amazing acting and that camera shot when they entered the house

I'll also help resurrect the cinema thread with you Haus- I have a few ideas smile.gif
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post Oct 6 2014, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE(J▼hnkm @ Oct 6 2014, 10:50 PM) *
I will be seeing Gone Girl as it looks right up my street, but largely his films hold little to no appeal to me. I hold no opinion on him either way (bar the aforementioned Alien 3). Both The Social Network and Benjamin Button look like the kind of shit that would make me want to claw my eyes out and as you well know Mr. Craig is someone I will attempt to avoid if at all possible.
I am of the same opinion, but GWTDT really is stunning! ohmy.gif If you like murder mysteries, then this will be for you! 'Gone Girl' is a little more accessible though, so maybe see what you think of that first, if you was to ever consider watching 'Dragon...'
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post Oct 6 2014, 10:03 PM
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I didn't know he did Panic Room. I've seen that one, Benjamin Button & The Social Network. I do intend to watch both 'Girl's, but only after I've read the books smile.gif
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post Oct 6 2014, 10:10 PM
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Personally I would say don't read Gone Girl first. The twist is so effective in the film, I'd hate to have watched it knowing what was coming. Then again I prefer to watch a film and then read the book than vice versa.
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post Oct 6 2014, 10:17 PM
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QUOTE(Jonjo @ Oct 6 2014, 11:02 PM) *
I am of the same opinion, but GWTDT really is stunning! ohmy.gif If you like murder mysteries, then this will be for you! 'Gone Girl' is a little more accessible though, so maybe see what you think of that first, if you was to ever consider watching 'Dragon...'


I do love a good murder mystery! To be honest if I'm ever likely to watch that it'll be the original though.
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post Oct 6 2014, 10:18 PM
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This also probably has something to do with my not actually following/paying attention to any one director. Except Tim Burton, and that's more to do with him generally releasing films with such broad appeal I'm bound to see them at some point/like enough of them.
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post Oct 7 2014, 09:07 AM
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The original is not a patch on Fincher's. God.
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post Oct 7 2014, 09:10 AM
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That's not what I've heard!
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