Why Making ‘Panic Room’ was Fincher’s Nightmare

Daniel Netzel
April 20, 2023

Panic Room is one of David Fincher‘s unsung masterpieces, at least as far as thrillers are concerned. It was a logistical nightmare to put everything on screen, and this video essay breaks down elements of its direction, editing, and staging to understand all of the magic behind the scenes, and why it’s so good at creating tension.

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