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MINDHUNTER: Reviews Roundup

MINDHUNTER. Season 1: Review Index


UPDATE:

Mindhunter Is a Great Crime Drama Arriving at the Right Cultural Moment
Jen Chaney. October 17, 2017. Vulture

TV review: Mindhunter explores history of criminology
Alison de Souza. October 18, 2017. Straits Times

Mindhunter review: Your new Netflix obsession is here, courtesy David Fincher and Charlize Theron
Rohan Naahar
. October 18, 2017. Hindustan Times

David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ Brings You Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer
Nick Schager. October 16, 2017. Daily Beast

The Empire Film Podcast – David Fincher Interview Special

John Nugent
19 Oct 2017
Empire

David Fincher is one of the greatest filmmakers working in Hollywood, with a CV that includes some of the best dramas and thrillers of the past thirty years, from Seven to Fight Club to Gone Girl to The Social Network. Now he’s returned to the small screen with Mindhunter, a tough new Netflix TV drama that deals with the FBI agents trying to get under the skin of serial killers. To mark the occasion, we sat down with the man for a forty-minute conversation about his approach, his style, and his future projects.

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From ‘Zodiac’ to ‘Mindhunter’: 5 Visual Elements that Define David Fincher’s Cinematic Universe

Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt breaks down how the look of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” builds on Fincher’s well-established style.

Chris O’Falt
October 19, 2017
IndieWire

David Fincher is one of the most distinctive visual storytellers working today. On his new Netflix’s show “Mindhunter,” the director’s well-established visual style and use of film language is carried throughout the entire Season 1 arc, despite Fincher having only directed four of the ten episodes himself. IndieWire recently talked the show’s principal cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt – who was once Fincher’s gaffer, and shot 90% of “Mindhunter” – about what defines the cinematic style of the great auteur and how he built off the look of “Zodiac” to create something we aren’t used to seeing on TV.

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Look at the Behavior

David Fincher: “Look at the Behavior”

John Douglas in Mindhunter: “Behavior reflects personality”

How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes

Nerdwriter
Published on 18 Oct 2017
YouTube

Robin Wright on David Fincher’s Directing Advice: VICE GUIDE TO FILM

VICELAND
Published on 7 Jun 2016
YouTube

David Fincher gave Robin Wright one piece of advice on directing ‘House of Cards’

Published on 18 May 2017
YouTube

The minds behind David Fincher’s Mindhunter

Adobe

David Fincher‘s new Netflix series is edited with an all-Adobe workflow, including Premiere Pro and After Effects, bringing VFX and editorial under one roof.

Hooked on Sonics: David Fincher, Composer Jason Hill Bend Sound and Time on ‘Mindhunter’

10/14/2017 by Paula Parisi
Billboard

The year is 1972. On May 7, Tony Orlando & Dawn is in the middle of a four-week ride atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree,” and Edmund Kemper is indicted on eight counts of murder in Santa Cruz, Calif. Welcome to the world of David Fincher’s Mindhunter, a circa 1970s crime drama that debuts on Netflix this weekend.

Set within the FBI’s elite Behavioral Sciences Unit, the show delves into the psyche of high-profile serial killers because, “How do we get ahead of crazy, if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” In other words, as sophisticated a study in depravity as audiences are likely to see outside of a theater showing a Fincher film, and he wanted the music to match.

Fincher’s facility with score has been validated with an Oscar, a Grammy and two noms for his past four films, which include Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. House of Cards, another show Fincher executive produces for Netflix, has accumulated five Emmy nominations for composer Jeff Beal (who won this year). And he famously convinced Trent Reznor to score 2010’s The Social Network, resulting in Oscars for the Nine Inch Nails principal and collaborator Atticus Ross. But Fincher is surprisingly modest about accruing any of that acclaim.

“I just hire people that are great and get out of their way,” says the man who was the enfant terrible of ’80s music video.

The muted, subterranean Mindhunter soundtrack is composed by erstwhile alt pop comet Jason Hill — he soared, he shined, he fell short of being a star with bands Louis XIV and Vicky Cryer. But the 42-year-old rose to the occasion for Fincher, who asked him to craft a score that wouldn’t sound, literally, like music.

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Check the other posts on Jason Hill:

The Music of Jason Hill for David Fincher

Big Score: Fincher Plucks Obscure Jason Hill as ‘Mindhunter’ Composer