David Fincher (2015)

Fincher: The Directors Series

THE DIRECTORS SERIES is an educational non-profit collection of video and text essays by filmmaker Cameron Beyl exploring the works of contemporary and classic film directors. You can donate to support the project at patreon: patreon.com/directorsseries


1- DAVID FINCHER- BAPTISM BY FIRE (ABOVE)

The first installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and career of director David Fincher, covering his breakout in music videos, his Rick Springfield concert documentary THE BEAT OF THE LIVE DRUM, and his first narrative feature, ALIEN 3. RICK SPRINGFIELD MUSIC VIDEOS (1984), THE BEAT OF THE LIVE DRUM (1984), ASSORTED MUSIC VIDEOS & COMMERCIALS (1985-1990) & ALIEN 3 (1992)


2- DAVID FINCHER- REDEMPTION & TRIUMPH

The second installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and career of director David Fincher, covering his major early commercial works and his breakout as a successful feature director with 1995’s SE7EN. ASSORTED COMMERCIALS (1992-1994) & SE7EN (1995).


3- DAVID FINCHER- CAPTURING THE ZEITGEIST

The third installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and career of director David Fincher, covering his streak of major, pop-culture-defining features during the late 90’s. THE GAME (1997), FIGHT CLUB (1999) & PANIC ROOM (2002).


4- DAVID FINCHER- INTO THE DIGITAL REALM

The fourth installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and career of director David Fincher, covering his first feature-length forays into digital filmmaking. VARIOUS COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS (2002-2007), ZODIAC (2007) & THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008).


5- DAVID FINCHER- THE BLEEDING EDGE

2.5: THE BLEEDING EDGE is the fifth installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and careers of director David Fincher, covering his recent quartet of hard-edged dramatic thrillers and further innovations with digital filmmaking technology. VARIOUS COMMERCIALS (2008-2010), THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010), THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011), HOUSE OF CARDS (2013), VARIOUS MUSIC VIDEOS AND COMMERCIALS (2013 & 2014) & GONE GIRL (2014).

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