When Fincher was two years old, the family moved to San Anselmo, Californiawhere filmmaker George Lucas was one of his neighbors.
Aug 28, Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA With only a handful of credits tucked under his belt, wunderkind prodigy David Fincher became one of the most celebrated artists to scale the heights of Tinseltown during the late '90s and early s.
Although Fincher met with some derision early on, as the director of the critically excoriated Alien 3 inhis work on Seven three years down the road won him critical approval and unanimous acceptance across the industry, and marked only the beginning of an influential, splashy career.
Born on May 10,Fincher originally hailed from Denver. Like one of his predecessors, the infamous Kenneth Anger, he stepped behind a camera at the tender age of eight and, particularly inspired by the work of George Lucas, reeled in his first major industry job ten years later at Lucas' own Industrial Light and Magic.
Following the disappointment of Alien 3, his directorial debut, the filmmaker received Andrew Kevin Walker's screenplay for Seven, and almost immediately signed on to helm it; it reached cinemas in late A noirish, grimly atmospheric crime thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt as detectives following the gruesome trail of a serial killer Kevin Spaceyinnumerable critics hailed the picture as one of the most innovative and unsettling of the decade, and duly established its director as one of Hollywood's most exciting and unusual new talents.
Relentlessly grim and oozing with rancid cynicism, this A-budget feature strayed so far from the escapist fare that typically primes a film for mainstream box-office success that many insiders anticipated limited appeal, but Fincher's stylistic panache and inhibition-defying gutsiness turned Seven into a runaway smash, on both commercial and critical fronts.
Because the acclaim surrounding Seven made the relatively unknown Fincher one of Hollywood's hottest young directors, considerable anticipation and buzz surrounded his follow-up, The Game.
Released in and starring Michael Douglas as a soulless attorney who becomes caught up in the sinister, Kafka-esque machinations of the titular scheme, the work boasted almost as much feel-bad cynicism as Seven, but failed to resonate with audiences or critics who found it hopelessly convoluted and shallow.
The relative disappointment of The Game, however, did little to dim the excitement that accompanied Fincher's next project, a screen adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's apocalyptic, of-the-moment novel Fight Club. Featuring a sterling cast that included Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, and Seven collaborator Pitt, the film -- about a couple of depressed urban loners Norton and Pittwho vent their aggressions in ultra-violent street brawls -- was easily one of the most publicized of the decade and no less dynamic than either of Fincher's prior films.
Fueled in equal measure by stylistic audacity and the spirit of disenfranchised machismo, Fight Club failed to become the incendiary hit both its fans and detractors predicted, although its pre-millennial nihilism influenced directors for years to come and garnered a passionate cult fan base.
As pure an exercise in suspense as could be expected from the director, the film ratcheted up tension as it told the tale of a newly single Manhattan mother Foster and her diabetic daughter Kristen Stewart who use a high-tech "safe space" to protect themselves from a particularly nasty trio of burglars.
Se7en is a pulpy thriller directed like a horror film, filled with dark hallways, claustrophobic rooms, and stomach churning imagery, but this ending turns that all on its head, taking place in the vast, bright desert. Fincher uses this to elevate the horror, making the utter evil as clear as day, while never actually showing us anything.
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.
It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin ashio-midori.com by: Howard Shore. Sep 22, · Although the director, David Fincher (with a strong track record in rock video), and the screenwriter, Andrew Kevin Walker (inspired to write "Seven" while .
David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, ) is an American director and producer of films, television, and music videos. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button () and The Social Network ().
For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.