OVERVIEW: David Fincher
by Movie Mezzanine Staff
Even now, 10 features into his career, David Fincher’s status in the cinematic firmament is still very much up in the air, with each new film of his offering yet another opportunity to take stock and either confirm or revise one’s impressions of this distinctive filmmaker. Great new auteur or merely a supreme visual stylist? Or somewhere in between? Whatever position one takes on his worth as an artist, one thing is for sure: Fincher has come a long way since the early days of his career, when he was known simply as yet another television-commercial and music-video wunderkind (along with, say, Spike Jonze, Mark Pellington, Michel Gondry, and others) taking some bold stabs at feature-film directing. As he is still alive and kicking, any retrospective of the sort on which we are about to embark is inherently a work in progress. Nevertheless, on the eve of the release of his latest feature,Gone Girl, it’s worth cutting through the hype and taking clear-eyed stock of his body of work up to this point, through all of its technically precise, thematically grim, and blackly satirical thickets.
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