David and Brad seem impressed by the latest toy from RED

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July 7, 2017

Crazy. Last night it seems the entire the world was arguing over how insane we were (again) and how the Hydrogen display we are promising is just simply impossible. […]

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Order here: http://www.red.com/hydrogen
Link to PDF: http://www.red.com/hydrogen.pdf

More details by Jim Jannard, founder of RED, on the RED User forums.

Thanks to mikez

FincherFanatic (Blog) No More… Long Live FincherFanatic!

For a full decade, since January 2007, the FincherFanatic Blog has been the best source of information and news about one of the best directors of our time, and the unmissable gathering point for fans of exquisite and exciting filmmaking from all over the World.

Run with gentle fanaticism and infectious enthusiasm by FincherFanatic, it has officially ceased its activity due to “life catching up” with his author, who has kindly passed the torch to this site:

FincherFanatic (Blog) No More

Posted by: FincherFanatic
July 6, 2017
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Not that this were actually a news-worthy item at this point: Life has caught up, as so often it does, and as I am sure you all have guessed at this point. Time for the fincherfanatic blog there is no more — enthusiasm for Fincher’s work and craft will certainly remain…

I am deeply thankful for you wonderful bunch of fincherfanatics that have assembled here over the years, thank you for all of your emails, sharing your links and resources, and once again: a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Fincher himself for allowing me to meet him for a very generous interviews a few years back. Fincher’s works have been great subjects of study for my own story-telling and film-making efforts. Creating and maintaining this blog for some years was an instructive and very very fun thing to do. […]

That being said, there will be no more updates to this blog. I saw Daryl has set-up a new Fincher blog over at https://thefincheranalyst.com/, which I hereby highly recommend, and I will make sure to drop by there in the future.

Daryl, good luck with that, and thank you for carrying the torch.

To everyone else, thanks for stopping by and sticking around.

It will still remain as an invaluable source of 10 years worth of information, so keep it in your bookmarks or add it if it is not there yet.

How David Fincher’s ‘World War Z 2’ Can Resurrect The Zombie Sub-Genre In Hollywood

By Pramit Chatterjee, writer at CREATORS.CO
June 29, 2017
Movie Pilot

Before we can fully realize how Fincher can significantly change the zombie sub-genre’s current direction, it’s important to acknowledge how these brain-eating beasts are currently being used in American entertainment. […]

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Carrie Coon on working with David Fincher

The very talented and charming Carrie Coon (don’t miss her superb performances on “The Leftovers” and the 3rd season of “Fargo) offers some insights into her experience working for the first time in a film. A David Fincher film.

 

From minute 28:28 to 33:52:

Conversations with Carrie Coon of FARGO

SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Published on May 12, 2017
YouTube

Q&A with Carrie Coon of FARGO. Moderated by Jarett Wieselman, BuzzFeed.

 

From minute 21:31 to 29:51:

Carrie Coon’s Amazing Five Years

Little Gold Men (Vanity Fair)
August 10, 2017
Overcast

Podcast: 53:57

Emmy-nominated actress Carrie Coon stops by to talk Leftovers, Fargo, and what’s next.

Is David Fincher About to Make the Biggest Movie of His Career?

The director is in talks to helm a major sequel with longtime collaborator Brad Pitt.

by Yohana Desta
April 27, 2017
Vanity Fair

David Fincher may be circling his biggest project yet. Though the filmmaker has worked on plenty of big-budget pictures, he has yet to step into the franchise ring—preferring to make glossy adaptations of thrilling best-sellers, like Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. […]

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It has mutated and spawned…

From Jarred Land, President at RED:

“RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0”

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RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0 + LEICA

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From Matt Tremblay, Chief Designer at RED:

More pictures of the beast from other Instagrammers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The best video essays on David Fincher

Every Frame a Painting (Tony Zhou) – David Fincher. And the Other Way is Wrong

Patrick (H) Willems – David Fincher & the Craft of Music Videos (video essay)

The Film Guy – How to Direct like David Fincher. Visual Style Breakdown
The Film Guy – Gone Girl – Painting a Murderer

De Filmkrant – What’s in the Box? David Fincher’s Fridges

Ludic Scribbler – Fincher’s Necrophilia

ScreenCrush – You Think You Know Movies. David Fincher

kaptainkristian – David Fincher. Invisible Details

CineFix – Se7en’s “Box Scene” – Art of the Scene

Lessons from the Screenplay – The Social Network. Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration
Lessons from the Screenplay – Gone Girl. Don’t Underestimate the Screenwriter

More a full-on documentary series than an essay:

Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.1]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.2]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.3]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.4]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.5]

And probably the best one:

Cameron Carpenter – WHY IS CINEMA, analyzing a master. David fincher and mouths (video essay)

Tell me in the comments if I’ve missed any so I can add them to the list.

Has the “Xenomorph” mutated?

Last year, RED built a fully customised camera for David Fincher to shoot his upcoming series “Mindhunter” for Netflix:

David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph for Netflix’s “Mindhunter”

by Richard Lackey | 6th May 2016
Cinema5D

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Has it mutated?:

‘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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