studioADI celebrated the 25th Anniversary of ALIEN 3 with 2 videos featuring a still happy young Fincher

ALIEN 3 Filming Decimated Bishop BTS ADI

studioADI
Published on May 13, 2017
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ALIEN 3 celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, and to celebrate we present this gem from deep within the VHS vault–footage from the prep and rehearsals of the Bishop puppet shoot complete with direction from David Fincher. Despite the aged quality of the video, it’s still an interesting watch demonstrating the collaboration between director and effects crew on set.

ALIEN 3 Alien BTS 25th Anniversary

studioADI
Published on May 18, 2017
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As the 25th Anniversary of ALIEN 3 approaches, we could not ignore our contribution to the film’s title character: the Alien itself. Through the miracle of VHS and exclusive photographs, ADI takes you back to that year of hard work at Pinewood Studios. Enjoy the retrospective!

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‘Se7en’: A Rain-Drenched, Somber, Gut-Wrenching Thriller that Restored David Fincher’s Faith in Filmmaking

(May 27, 2017)
Cinephilia & Beyond

Slightly more than 22 years ago, David Fincher, a talented filmmaker who made music videos and commercials and was left by his directorial stint on his first feature Alien 3 so disillusioned and bitter he felt “he’d rather die of colon cancer than do another movie,” stumbled upon a script that would renew his faith in the filmmaking business. This particular piece was written by Andrew Kevin Walker, and was deemed too dark and bleak to succeed. The story was largely shaped by Walker’s experience of living in New York City for a couple of years, where he felt alienated, lonely and unhappy. Desperately trying to get his story made, Walker agreed to rewrite the screenplay on the demand of director Jeremiah Chechik (Christmas Vacation), and it was this altered version that should have ended up in Fincher’s hands. But the studio made a mistake, delivering Walker’s original piece to Fincher, who was immediately intrigued and, even when the mistake was explained, chose to insist on the utter darkness Walker envisioned. By mere happenstance, therefore, Se7en found its director and made the first, crucial step on its way to cinematic immortality. […]

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Gladly Talk You Through His Gory Gone Girl Sex Scene

Trupti Rami and Granger Willson
May 21, 2017
Vulture

For Gone Girl’s memorable sex scene — its climax ending in a pool of blood — Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike spent a whole afternoon working through the scene with the “exacting” director David Fincher and, at one point, with Ben Affleck looking on. “[Fincher] was asking us to have unbridled sex — and my character is really into her so is very overwhelmed with — with great precision,” Harris said. He broke down the scene in a conversation at Vulture Festival, moment to moment: “We were just rehearsing porn for hours.”

Neil Patrick Harris Bares All About His Sex Scenes

Team Coco (YouTube)
October 23, 2014

CONAN Highlight: “Gone Girl” isn’t the first time that Neil’s had to act in the buff, but this time he didn’t have to do “the helicopter” to get ready.

Gone Girl: The Hardest Scene Neil Patrick Harris Ever Had To Film

CinemaBlend (YouTube)
October 6, 2014

Rosamund Pike on Rehearsing Sex Scenes with Neil Patrick Harris for Gone Girl

Late Night with Seth Meyers (YouTube)
September 29, 2014

It’s all well and good until David Fincher and Ben Affleck show up to watch.

Rosamund Pike Did Terrible Things to Dora the Explorer for Gone Girl

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (YouTube)
February 6, 2015

Rosamund Pike explains to Jimmy how she practiced for a particularly disturbing scene in her film Gone Girl.

Gone Girl: Rosamund Pike on those ‘naughty’ sex scenes and working with Ben Affleck

ODE (YouTube)
September 27, 2014

We caught up with British actress Rosamund Pike ahead of the release of one of the most the eagerly awaited films of the year, Gone Girl. Interview by Andrea Lily. Edited by Sophie Foster.