Lessons from the Screenplay
Published on Jun 15, 2017
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.
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)
From Jarred Land, President at RED:
“RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0”
From Matt Tremblay, Chief Designer at RED:
More pictures of the beast from other Instagrammers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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
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Has it mutated?:
ALIEN 3 Filming Decimated Bishop BTS ADI
Published on May 13, 2017
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
Published on May 18, 2017
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!
House of Cards, Season 5
Now streaming on Netflix.
(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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