David Fincher with the cast and crew on the set of ‘Se7en’ (1995). [via]
“In the commentary track for ‘Se7en,’ Fincher explains that when he was working at ILM, he was taught that a director should look at each scene’s set up with each eye individually. Left eye for composition (because it’s connected to the creative right side of the brain). Right eye for focus and technical specs (because it’s connected to the mathematical left side of the brain). There’s no telling whether this is spot-on or absolute bunk. If it is bunk, it’s bunk from David Fincher and ILM, so it’s probably still worth something.” —6 Filmmaking Tips From David Fincher
Andrew Kevin Walker’s screenplay for ‘Se7en’ should be required reading for every aspiring screenwriter [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only.) The DVD & Blu-ray of the film are available at Amazon and other online retailers.
This isn’t going to have a happy ending.
“Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies. Yet as a director, I don’t feel you have to identify with your characters as a requirement to make a movie.” —David Fincher
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