"House of Cards" broke through to become the first digitally distributed series to earn a major nomination for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
I had to do so many things that were really scary and new. I wouldn’t have been able to do it unless I had someone that I trusted completely, and I did. I trusted David completely.
David Fincher || Fridges
“I remember Fight Club played at the Venice Film Festival at a midnight screening. Edward Norton & I, after having a few drinks, were sitting next to the president who’s running the whole thing. We’re sitting up in the balcony. It’s subtitled and we’re the only fuckers laughing. It gets to one of Helena’s scandalous lines - ‘I haven’t been fucked like that since I was in grade school.’ - & literally, the guy running the festival got up & left. Edward & I were still the only ones laughing. You could hear two idiots up in the balcony cackling through the whole thing.” -Brad Pitt.
Jake Gyllenhaal and David Fincher on the set of Zodiac (2007)
Because storytelling in and of itself is a wholly human concern.
I’m a huge Fincher fan, his films are incredibly diverse and complex while always avoiding being (I detest the word) pretentious. He’s an incredible director! I apologize for the lack of “The Game” in there, I searched and searched but couldn’t find a poster of any kind for it to match the minimalist theme.
David Fincher has always been the master of title sequences. Seven is arguably one of the best title sequences ever and really set the standard for how amazing title sequences can be. Here is a video montage of Fincher’s title sequences edited together by Art of the Title who also did a great detailed write-up on all of Fincher’s title sequences.
Throughout the many disparate worlds and settings of his films, Fincher’s audiovisual prosody remains unmistakable. There’s always a familiar rhythm at work, a recognizable but elusive metre in the mix. Sometimes it’s lurking just below the surface, other times it’s an inescapable barrage, hammering into your skull. A viewer might glimpse it amongst the grim ephemera of John Doe’s lair, read it in the semi-cryptic lettering of Zodiac’s title cards, or hear it in Karen O’s discordant howl, but it’s always there, teeing up the audience for what is to come.