House of Cue Cards

So this should have been up about a month ago, my bad. No, you know what: Actually Fincher's bad — with so much output and Gone Girl frenzy, there's just too many links out there to keep up. Not that we're ever complaining...

So thank you all you hard working commentators and link-droppers. This is amazing, I love the buzz and cannot wait for October 2nd. Damn right, Germany'll do this thing a day early, and then I'll spoiler the living shit out of you people. Joking. Or am I.

Here, speaking of spoilers: If you haven't actually seen the second season yet, trust me, you reeeally might not wanna watch that second video below.

For these links now, thanks Gould, thanks for keeping busy and being patient with me.

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  1. http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/smoke-mirrors-international-poster-david-finchers-girl/#!bTa464

    International Gone Girl poster

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  2. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/09/11/amy-dunne-of-gone-girl-has-a-creepy-pinterest-account/

    Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account.

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  3. Hey, guys. Didn't get the gig in Madrid. And I was totally ready to go: work leave, accommodation... :(

    Thanks for the good wishes, though... ;)

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  4. Damn, that sucks. A Fincher masterclass... that's the kind of thing I would consider emigration for. Hopefully some kind soul sneaks a camera inside to share this once-in-a-lifetime thing with the world.

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    1. the style of the article is great!
      i can hardly read the text of the scans, i can´t zoom in can i?

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    2. You can even download the jpgs in good resolution.

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    3. That Little White Lies interview is amazing. It's uncanny how Fincher always seems spot on about everything he's talking about. Is that cause in order to be a Fincher fanatic you have to lean toward his way of seeing things anyway? Hm. At any rate, I love his talking about content as "square meters of distraction". Awesome interview! Cannot wait for this film! Thanks for finding and posting these, Daryl!

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    4. Yup, great interview, great interview indeed. Thanks Daryl and BradPittOnline :)

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  6. Warum "Gone Girl" - eine weitere Buchadaption?

    Die Top 5 Storys von der Pressekonferenz zu "Gone Girl": David Fincher ist kein Thriller-Fan!

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  7. Praise for Reese Witherspoon, producer of Gone Girl.

    She optioned Gone Girl, got Fincher involved, he told her that he had in mind a different type of woman for the lead and she was cool with it:

    How Getting Wild Saved a ‘Lost’ Reese Witherspoon
    By Kyle Buchanan
    Vulture, 27-08-2014

    Reese Witherspoon Says Gone Girl Will “Start a Lot of Date-Night Conversations”

    by Vanity Fair
    September 9, 2014

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  8. Film Comment:

    September/October issue full table of contents
    - "Love American Style": Gone Girl Cover
    - "He Said, She Said": Interview by Amy Taubin

    Buy a print or digital copy of the issue for $5.95

    Scans by, who else, BradPittOnline

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    1. "High seriousness in little dishes of candy" :)

      Amy Taubin always gets the best out of Fincher.

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  9. Thank God, the premiere in Spain has been brought forward to the 10th.

    At least I'll be as late as mikez ;-P

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    1. Hehe, that's a good news :)

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  10. Sorry guys the translation of the Premiere interview is going to take a bit more time than what I thought in the beginning cause I have so many things to do for film school but I'll do everything to post it this week. I can already give you a part of the translation if you want

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    1. I think you shouldn't worry or rush at all. We are going to have a lot of material to read these days.

      Take all the time you need to do it the best you can. ;-)

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    2. Thank you for your comprehension. I'll do my best

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  11. So it seems that I might make it this Friday night to the BAFTA Fincher event, family illnesses allowing. Getting train down to London Friday morning, back same night on sleeper train. So, if I make it, and should there be the chance of questions from the audience ~ if you could only ask DF one question what would it be? I've been thinking about this since I got my golden ticket and I'm stumped. Help a fanatic out, please? FF, any advice?

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    1. That is a hard question right there :P OK people lets brainstorm. I'll think of a few questions and post them here later today. Maybe we'll come up with something good ;)

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    2. First of all, that is great and I hope everything will line up and work out, and you get to go. I'm very happy for you, that sounds like an amazing event.

      Secondly, I think trying to set out to find THAT ONE question may be limiting instead of enabling. Instead, try to come up with as many questions you would like to ask, no matter how seemingly all-encompassing or trivial. I am sure, sifting through such a brainstormed repertoire of potential questions you will find your personal one, two or three that you feel resonate with you for some reason — the ones you would really like to know.

      Off the top of my head, here's a collection of things I would like to ask Mr. Fincher as of right now: What made him consider remaking Utopia and how did that come about? What are the themes he sees in that material and what will he place an emphasis on? If Pixar approached Fincher to make a family animated film, would that be something he would consider? Is there a sort of wishlist of people (cinematographers, writers, actors) Fincher would like to work with? As Fincher had always been a pioneer of new formats (such as the BMW films, House of Cards) and new technologies, what are some of the ideas he is currently working on behind the scenes in order to further streamline his production process? What are the technologies right now that he sees to be promising or offering the most as-of-yet untapped potential? I'd of course ask him about the Spain masterclass, how it came about and to basically recapitulate the whole event, and ask him to make a DVD of that material. I would also like to know whether Fincher has a sort of gameplan of how to continually refine his style or whether it is all just a matter of immersed unilateral learning, e.g. in the editing room does he ever think, damn, I need to set up my masters better or I really need to get a grip on those close-ups or insert shots. In other words are there specific elements that he takes note of and wants to improve upon, and if so, would he care to share what considers weaknesses in his directorial approach?

      I am so sure you will think of something... but hopefully you will end up even having a chance to ask. :) Good luck, wish you a great friday!

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    3. FF great questions, you really know your stuff. I tried to think of some good ones, but it's real hard :P

      The best one I came up with is: How was the cake at Brad and Angelina's wedding?

      ;)

      I suck at questions :P

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    4. 'Mr Fincher, what's your favourite colour?' ;)

      ...or I could get all James Lipton on his ass, 'Mr Fincher, what's your favourite swear word?'

      There have been so many fantastic interviews out before 'GG' even opens (LWL, Playboy) that it seems pretty pointless to worry about this ~ probably no crowd Q&A anyway. But I get the impression that a large part of the promo for the movie is 'Selling Fincher', which is fine by me if it gives us the good stuff we've had thus far.

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  12. Hey guys, I think Fincher is doing a 'master class' in quite a few cities.

    Here's some articles on the event in Spain and Italy. You'll have to use Google translate.

    http://www.elmundo.es/cultura/2014/09/16/541747ce268e3eb7078b456b.html

    http://www.cadenaser.com/cultura/articulo/david-fincher-cine-medio-poderoso/csrcsrpor/20140916csrcsrcul_2/Tes

    http://www.elpais.com.uy/divertite/cine/david-fincher-se-aprende-mas.html

    http://www.elconfidencial.com/cultura/2014-09-15/david-fincher-quien-no-busca-la-perfeccion-es-un-vago_196723/

    http://m.elcultural.es/noticias/cine/David-Fincher-El-cine-es-imperfecto-y-arriesgado/6782



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    1. In Italy

      http://www.comingsoon.it/news/?source=cinema&key=36058

      http://www.badtaste.it/2014/09/13/qa-david-fincher-mostra-unanteprima-gone-girl-agli-studenti-roma/95809/

      http://www.bestmovie.it/news/lamore-bugiardo-gone-girl-david-fincher-incontra-a-roma-gli-studenti-delle-scuole-di-cinema/317574/



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    2. Thank you. There's a question in badtaste.it Q&A about the camera positioning and staging of the scene. I Google translated the answer, but if there's someone here who can do a proper translation, I would be very grateful.

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  13. Cool as hell DF interview by Stephen Rebello in 'Playboy' ~

    http://www.playboy.com/articles/playboy-interview-david-fincher

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    1. Great!

      I only like Playboy for the interviews and articles...

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    2. Sure thing, Daryl van Horny ;)

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    3. one of the best fincher interviews ever

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    4. Fantastic interview. Thanks Simon!

      Osama bin Nemo. Lol.

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  14. Ben Affleck—the Director's Cut

    Details Magazine

    “Sitting down for a no-holds-barred conversation with the star of Gone Girl and David Fincher, who directed him in this fall's most controversial film, you learn many things: about humor, media manipulation, and the power of gambling—in casinos, yes, but more important, on movies that boldly push the envelope.”

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  15. Where Is She?

    Director David Fincher and team implement a 6K workflow using RED EPIC DRAGONs and Adobe CC for Gone Girl

    By Iain Blair
    HDVideoPro

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    1. Very cool, thank you Daryl.

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  16. "Studios treat audiences like lemmings, like cattle in a stockyard. I don’t want to ask actors or anyone else on a movie to work so hard with me if the studios treat us as though we’re making Big Macs. 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' is not a Big Mac. 'Gone Girl' is not a Big Mac. This TV show I’m doing about music videos in the 1980s and the crew members who worked on them, or this other show, a Sunset Boulevard set in the world of soaps—they’re not Big Macs. I don’t make Big Macs." - David Fincher

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