I have to give a shoutout to my friend, Manny for sharing this with me.  It is brilliant!  This analysis of David Fincher’s shooting style will make any serious film buff giddy.  I know it did me.

David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?

David-Fincher-imageVery cool stuff.  Even if you are not that into the details of directorial decisions, this will make even a novice film fan pay a bit more attention the next time he goes to the cinema.

Not familiar with David Fincher?  Here are just a few of his films (with my ratings here or on IMDB):

Gone Girl (8 stars my blog)
Fight Club (10 stars IMDB)
Se7en (8 stars IMDB)
The Social Network (8 stars my blog)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (7 starts IMDB)
Panic Room (7 stars IMDB)
Zodiac (7 stars IMDB)

As you can see, I am a fan of Fincher.  He is a master at his craft and although I did give a couple of them 7’s, it was more due to the dark nature of the movie than his skill as a director.

Thanks again Manny for sharing the video with me.  Fun stuff!

by Chris Doelle