This Is David Fincher

It's fairly easy to get carried away with news headlines and all the whirling buzz of the upcoming release of "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button". And to counter that I have found just the right reminder for the fantastic and unique genius David Fincher is: A 10 minute portrait with many testimonials and a load of never before seen Fincher footage!

Seriously, out of all the great directors living and dead David Fincher is my absolute #1 favorite. Running into this video you are about to see got me so energized, because I realized that I have been a fan of his works since "Se7en", which was a solid 14 years ago, and since then he has directed one indelible movie after another. In the last months my attention has naturally narrowed down to the flim-flam that's going on about and around "Benjamin Button". So now is a good opportunity to step back and take a broader look.

When I look at Fincher's filmography and bring to mind the scope and brilliance of his efforts, in music videos and commercials and in his feature films, it is one of the most stunning resumes a director can ever accomplish. SE7EN, THE GAME, FIGHT CLUB, PANIC ROOM, ZODIAC and now THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. I am thinking these movies would all be outstanding masterpieces in and of themselves -- and probably will be for years to come. But what greater achievement is it to know they were all envisioned and labored into reality by the same brilliant mind.

This video-portrait was put together around the release of PANIC ROOM and contains interview-snippets with Jodie Foster, Dwight Yoakam, Forest Whitaker, Edward Norton, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman -- and they all have good things to say!

A rare thing to see, also, is an interview with a young David Fincher way back from 1987 -- at 25 years of age, and already a complimented and successful music video director.

David Fincher is worthy of every praise. A total genius!

Go here to watch:
MovieTelevision: Portrait Of David Fincher


  1. Wow, so much hair. Finch, you looked like such a Gen-Xer...

  2. Never seen Fincher so stoned.

  3. It's funny how his speech pattern hasn't changed much. Seeing Kubrick both young and older left me the same impression.

    Just saying. Only 50 years will tell.

  4. Most people's speech pattern doesn't change much over the course of their life. Doesn't have anything to do with being a film director or a "genius", as this blog owner seems to think Fincher is.

  5. @Anonymous

    The Fincher cult is growing and we think you should join our little club. We really like this place.

    And remember in project mayhem no one has a name.


    Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    Claudio Miranda Talks With Geeks, Dec. 17

    ‘Benjamin Button’ Visuals to be Discussed Online

    Cinematographer Claudio Miranda will visit the online-radio-talk show Movie Geeks United! on Dec. 17, to discuss his work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    The show airs at [url][/url] from 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST), also available as a podcast on iTunes. The hour–long program will focus entirely on the making of ‘Ben Button,’ with other crew members also talking about their work.

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film from director David Fincher and screenwriter Eric Roth, adapted from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It stars Brad Pitt as Benjamin, a man who ages backwards over a panorama of twentieth century generations. Cate Blanchett plays his lifelong love, Daisy. The film is already gathering significant critical attention and Oscar™ buzz ahead of its Christmas day release.

    MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! is an internet radio show available for a global audience throughout the web and on iTunes, where it is ranked as one of the most popular movie-themed podcasts.