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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I guess that I just don't care for Fincher as a mature filmmaker. I won't even see Social Network/Gal with...because I just prefer the visual Fincher that doesn't really exist anymore. For me it is comparable to f'rinstance, Terry Gilliam directing 2 and 1/2 men. Sure...he'd do it well, but it wouldn't be what made him great in the first place. I think that in the hands of almost anyone else Fight Club would have been a complete disaster. He made that material whole thru sheer visual weightlifting.
    Man I want to talk so much about this stuff....

    I really think Fincher has had like a three act performance. Seven, The Game, and Fight Club were Act One. Panic Room and Zodiac were Act Two. The Social Network was Act Three. Really three distinct "eras" if you will.

    The first three were just really really new and unique (though I felt Seven was quite overrated. Brad Pitt was quite petulant and, if not for Kevin Spacey, that movie probably falls apart). Fight Club just really was like a two hour gut punch (no pun intended). Narration in a movie is hard and god damn if Norton and Fincher didn't just nail it. The Game just was a great time for me. I saw it a few times in the theatre and just had a blast with it.

    The next two felt like Fincher cashing in. I enjoyed both movies (Zodiac especially because I had read the book like a hundred years ago) but they were jam packed with flaws and what felt like settling. Panic Room had bad villains and a protagonist that you hardly cared about. Cool concept though.

    Man though...The Social Network really knocked it out of the park for me. I remember seeing the previews and thinking "How the hell are you going to make an interesting movie about Facebook?" I honestly can't think of a single thing wrong with that movie though. The pacing is excellent. The music works perfectly. For a movie about computers and coding...getting Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch in there seems like a perfect union.

    I'm a huge huge HUGE fan of David Fincher so I'm not exactly without a bias here, but I'd say The Social Network is his best movie and it ain't even close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmytheKing View Post
    Man I want to talk so much about this stuff....

    I really think Fincher has had like a three act performance. Seven, The Game, and Fight Club were Act One. Panic Room and Zodiac were Act Two. The Social Network was Act Three. Really three distinct "eras" if you will.

    The first three were just really really new and unique (though I felt Seven was quite overrated. Brad Pitt was quite petulant and, if not for Kevin Spacey, that movie probably falls apart). Fight Club just really was like a two hour gut punch (no pun intended). Narration in a movie is hard and god damn if Norton and Fincher didn't just nail it. The Game just was a great time for me. I saw it a few times in the theatre and just had a blast with it.

    The next two felt like Fincher cashing in. I enjoyed both movies (Zodiac especially because I had read the book like a hundred years ago) but they were jam packed with flaws and what felt like settling. Panic Room had bad villains and a protagonist that you hardly cared about. Cool concept though.

    Man though...The Social Network really knocked it out of the park for me. I remember seeing the previews and thinking "How the hell are you going to make an interesting movie about Facebook?" I honestly can't think of a single thing wrong with that movie though. The pacing is excellent. The music works perfectly. For a movie about computers and coding...getting Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch in there seems like a perfect union.

    I'm a huge huge HUGE fan of David Fincher so I'm not exactly without a bias here, but I'd say The Social Network is his best movie and it ain't even close.
    While I disagree with you, I'd say that Zodiac and The Social Network are most similar in terms of directing style and that procedural approach.

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    Och!!!! The Game. WORST MOVIE EVER. Total ****ing dodge. Great great great great...oh I was just funnin.

    WORST MOVIE EVER.

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    Ok, not that I care about thread derailment, but I did start a Fincher thread. :P

    All Things: David Fincher

    Also, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with his The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake and it should be seen by all.

    I actually think I enjoy the subtle, nuanced Fincher more than I did the colorful, out loud one. His older films like Fight Club and Seven are more enjoyable on some level for me because they are much more visceral and they stand out more visually, and I wouldn't begrudge anyone that prefers those films.

    But Zodiac is nearly ****ing perfect.
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    Yeah, we should just table this. Clearly we have represented all of the viewpoints here and none of us are gonna be convinced otherwise. It was fun while it lasted.

    that being said

    Also, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with his The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    not exactly a rousing endorsement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    not exactly a rousing endorsement.
    I thought it was great. Better than the original in every way except Noomi Rapace > Rooney Mara.

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    I still need to see the original. I liked the remake though.

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    Default The Dark Knight Rises continuation thread

    Boooooo!

    You see that Blake haters? I finally boo'd.

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    Dunno...I think it's not the worst choice.
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