From The Vaults: 1997 Fincher Interview

Opening day for David Fincher's "The Game". So. Yeah. It's been a while.

Gem.

http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-treatment/david-fincher-2

20 comments:

  1. Excellent find.

    Digging deeper in the vaults I've found this oddity not listed in the "Music Videos" section:

    1986 Howard Hewett - Stay

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jrJvltZPHA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJsPKa3MJMc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JyqJSfNmSo
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1vacb_howard-hewett-stay_music

    Stylistically, there's no much doubt about it, but Hewett confirmed Fincher's authorship of the video in his Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/HowardHewettFanPage/posts/525048380896257?stream_ref=5

    Howard Hewett was the lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar. A couple of years later, Fincher directed two videos for another former Shalamar vocalist: Jody Watley.

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  2. Never heard this before! Great Find!

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  3. You're welcome.

    Jeff Beal reveals more ins and outs of his colaboration with Fincher on "House of Cards" and his sometimes crazy requests:

    Netflix tunes in TV academy to composers for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange is the New Black' and more

    Gold Derby

    http://tinyurl.com/mwwh8jg

    "Although he wasn't involved as a director, David was still very involved, especially in season two as an executive producer. After season one finished he actually sent me a piece of music and said 'This is the direction for season two.' It was a piece of music from 'The Comfort of Strangers' and it was beautiful, very operatic. So kind of the shorthand, when I met with Fincher he said if season one was 'The Godfather,' then this season is 'The Godfather: II.' The stakes are even higher. Kevin Spacey's character is literally going for the brass ring, and it's just darker. And I said 'Jeez David I thought season one was pretty freakin' dark!"

    As for one of Fincher's odder requests: "Dave is very involved in every aspect, and he came up with this crazy idea in between season one and season two and he says: 'I want to do an arrangement of Stings song 'Demolition Man,' but with a string orchestra instead of the band.' So I worked on the orchestration of this and he goes: 'I want a choir doing this.' And if you've ever heard a Sting song you know how fast the words go and I thought 'Wow this could be really tricky,' but we figured out a way to do it and as part of that orchestration my wife Joan, who is a wonderful opera singer, I was working on this arrangement and I just thought man this needs some opera singer just screaming at the top of her lungs. There's nothing scarier than a soprano just wailing at you. I know. I'm married to one."

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  4. You're welcome.

    Jeff Beal reveals more ins and outs of his collaboration with Fincher on "House of Cards" and his sometimes crazy requests:

    Netflix tunes in TV academy to composers for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange is the New Black' and more

    Gold Derby

    http://tinyurl.com/mwwh8jg

    "Although he wasn't involved as a director, David was still very involved, especially in season two as an executive producer. After season one finished he actually sent me a piece of music and said 'This is the direction for season two.' It was a piece of music from 'The Comfort of Strangers' and it was beautiful, very operatic. So kind of the shorthand, when I met with Fincher he said if season one was 'The Godfather,' then this season is 'The Godfather: II.' The stakes are even higher. Kevin Spacey's character is literally going for the brass ring, and it's just darker. And I said 'Jeez David I thought season one was pretty freakin' dark!"

    As for one of Fincher's odder requests: "Dave is very involved in every aspect, and he came up with this crazy idea in between season one and season two and he says: 'I want to do an arrangement of Stings song 'Demolition Man,' but with a string orchestra instead of the band.' So I worked on the orchestration of this and he goes: 'I want a choir doing this.' And if you've ever heard a Sting song you know how fast the words go and I thought 'Wow this could be really tricky,' but we figured out a way to do it and as part of that orchestration my wife Joan, who is a wonderful opera singer, I was working on this arrangement and I just thought man this needs some opera singer just screaming at the top of her lungs. There's nothing scarier than a soprano just wailing at you. I know. I'm married to one."

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    1. Sorry for the duplicate :-/

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  5. John Carroll Lynch (Arthur Leigh Allen) talks about Zodiac
    http://youtu.be/DlNVbVmzG3A?t=1h

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    1. Everybody! Phil's find is mind-blowing, John Carroll Lynch really shares some great observations about Fincher's process there, a very enjoyable segment indeed. Thank you, Phil.

      Btw. another big thanks to all of you for making this blog's comments section a treasure trove!

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  6. I watch the Kevin Pollak Chat Show occasionally but I hadn't watch this last episode yet. Thanks for the heads up, Phil.

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    1. No Problem :) I have subscribe to the Kevin Pollock Show a long time ago - he has done some great and informative interviews. The John Landis Episode is one of the best.

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    2. It is! An epic two and a half hours interview (plus Pollak's intro ramblings ;p )

      When Levine and Carroll Lynch joke about one with Fincher... 8D

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    3. xD...carroll lynch nailed it with his Fincher imitation

      Thanks for the links *-*

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  7. A nice commentary on the Josh Forrest's "Zodiac and the art of the insert shot" video:

    Fincher’s Use of the Insert Shot on Zodiac Is Incredible

    Colm S. Herron
    movieplot

    http://tinyurl.com/qag639c

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  8. The Devil In The Detail: Thoughts On 'Chinatown' On Its 40th Anniversary

    Jessica Kiang
    Indiewire, The Playlist

    http://tinyurl.com/opo3ymf

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  9. Here's a brief interview of Tyler Perry talking about his experience on the set of Gone Girl : https://uk.yahoo.com/movies/perry-fincher-is-amazing-director-88261250336.html

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  10. Ben Affleck & Nick Dunne, you lucky bastards!:

    Emily Ratajkowski: The Bombshell of Summer

    GQ Magazine

    ---- Last September she heard from a casting director for Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller. "I was talking with Ben [Affleck], and what I wanted for the Andie role was someone who could be incredibly divisive among men and women in the audience," Fincher says. Andie is the writing student and mistress of Affleck's character, Nick, who calls her "an alien fuck-doll of a girl...as different from my elegant, patrician wife as could be."

    Fincher continues, "We needed somebody where, at the moment she appears, the women are going, 'That is unconscionable and despicable.' And you also have the men going, 'Yes, but...' And so Ben said, 'Yeah, like the girl in the "Blurred Lines" video.' " Let it be noted that Affleck handpicked the woman with whom he'd endure Fincher's "several dozen takes" of make-out sessions. "She was just incredibly mature," Fincher says. "She wasn't smitten with being the girl of the moment. She's no bullshit. If somebody's gonna ruin their life on a 21-year-old, they have to be special, and she was." ----

    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201407/emily-ratajkowski

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    1. Laughed inappropriately loud at the appropriation of your name... :)

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  11. https://uk.yahoo.com/movies/neil-patrick-harris-talks-gone-girl-sex-scene-88260505636.html

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  12. The new Gone Girl Trailer is listed on http://www.albertafilmratings.ca/recentclasstrailers.aspx

    Running Time: 2:27 *--*

    Should be released in the next couple of days. Maybe next week.

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    1. So excited about that and about the Exodus trailer also ! Thanks for sharing !

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  13. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/05/gone-girl-photo_n_5558209.html

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