Iconic Directors: David Fincher


With his dark and gritty style, David Fincher was able to develop a very distinctive career for himself. To me, he seems to love focusing more on characters and their struggles and is able to create hypnotic films showcasing that struggle as a result. With films like Se7en and Fight Club, two films I would happily watch on an infinite loop, Fincher showed how intense and suspenseful scenes can be accomplished just by low lighting levels and atmospheric musical scores. The below films represent his cream of the crop.

Notable films:

  • Fight Club (1999)
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  • Se7en (1995) (My mini-review here)
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  • Social Network, The (2010)
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  • Zodiac (2007)
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