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