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Dark eye : the films of David Fincher
Swallow, James.
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Richmond, Surrey : Reynolds & Hearn, [2003]

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208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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PN1998.3.F56 S92 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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One of the most controversial and dynamic filmmakers of recent years, David Fincher has earned critical respect and cult stardom for his challenging, hard-edged and uncompromising movies. Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher examines each of the director's feature films in detail, with individual chapters covering Alien 3, Seven, The Game, Fight Club and Panic Room. Featuring reports from behind-the-scenes and commentary from actors, writers and production staff, Dark Eye also includes extensive material from exclusive interviews with David Fincher. Book jacket.

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Library Journal Review

An assistant cameraman on Return of the Jedi (1983) and director of award-winning commercials and music videos, David Fincher came to mainstream moviegoers' attention as helmsman of Alien 3 (1993). It was a poor beginning: the nihilistic tone and a bald Sigourney Weaver literally alienated audiences. Fincher's next film, Seven (1995), proved to be a better vehicle for his talents; a huge artistic and commercial success, it was soon followed by The Game, Fight Club, and Panic Room. In this study of his films (written with Fincher's full cooperation), journalist Swallow makes it clear that despite his subject's pleasant childhood and indulgent parents, his is literally a dark cinema in which Alien 3 made perfect sense. Swallow leaves no stone unturned in his analysis, documenting each film's genesis and development, cuts and changes. Plots are detailed and casts and crews quoted. Also previewed are Fincher's possible future projects, e.g., Rendezvous with Rama. This eyeopening book is highly recommended for public and academic libraries and film collections.-Kim Holston, American Inst. for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Malvern, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
1 Dark and Lightp. 11
2 Third In Linep. 34
3 Deadly Sinsp. 62
4 A Playerp. 87
5 Hit Mep. 114
6 House Arrestp. 145
7 Fincher's Futurep. 175
Filmographyp. 193
Referencesp. 196
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 204