True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark

Lessons from the Screenplay
Published on Jun 15, 2017
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Despite the dark and gruesome subject matters of True Detective and Se7en, the character arcs of the main characters tell a story of profound optimism.

Amazon.com:

K.M. Weiland – Creating Character Arcs

The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development

– Helping Writers Become Authors Book 7
– PenForASword Publishing (2016)

David Fincher’s “Mindhunter” gets its release date on Netflix

Netflix has set the official premiere for the series “MINDHUNTER“, its second partnership with David Fincher and the director’s first finished project since the 2014’s devilishly brilliant “Gone Girl”. All 10 episodes of its first season will be available to stream on a very pertinent date: Friday, October 13th.

“Mindhunter” is based on the already influential book “Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas, founder of the FBI’s Criminal Profiling Program. It was first optioned and developed as a series for HBO by Charlize Theron, who teamed up with Fincher. They both executive produce the series written by the British playwright and screenwriter Joe Penhall.

Fincher has directed episodes 1.1, 1.2 and 1.10. Andrew Douglas, Asif Kapadia and Tobias Lindholm, the other seven.

Set in 1979, it follows two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany (“Alien 3”, “Fight Club”), who interview convicted serial killers and other violent sex offenders in an effort to help them solve current murder cases. Anna Torv plays a psychologist.

Netflix has already manifested its confidence in the potential of the show by picking it up for a second season.

Here’s the teaser trailer released in March:

It has mutated and spawned…

From Jarred Land, President at RED:

“RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0”

RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0. @matttremblay_at_red @instajarred

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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

Read the article

 

Has it mutated?:

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

ALIEN 3 Filming Decimated Bishop BTS ADI

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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

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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!