How David Fincher Faked an Old Movie

Danny Boyd
December 13, 2020
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Today, let’s dive into the filmmaking mind of director David Fincher, and his 2020 film Mank.

David Fincher loves CGI and VFX, and that is on full display just as much in Mank (2020) as it is in all his past films. Only this time, for Mank, David Fincher had to use those tools, along with an old school cinematography and directing style, and smart editing, not only to create a convincing 1930’s Hollywood world, reminiscent of movies like Orson WellesCitizen Kane, but also a convincing golden age Hollywood movie. Let’s see how David Fincher faked Mank.

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Music:
Marty Gots a Plan by Kevin MacLeod (license)
Deadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeod (license)

Sound effects:
Single Electric Typewriter Carriage Return by lonemonk (license)

The Controversy Behind David Fincher’s MANK

Andrew Saladino
November 30, 2020
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Sources / Further Reading:

Raising Kane by Pauline Kael
The Citizen Kane Book
The Kane Mutiny by Peter Bogdanovich
Bogdanovich’s Interviews w/Orson Welles
The Scripts of Citizen Kane
by Robert L. Carringer
Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris

Music: “Highlight Reel”, “Rollin at 5”, “Faster Does It”, “Night in Venice” by Kevin MacLeod

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The Social Network. Ten Years Later

Andrew Saladino
September 23, 2020
The Royal Ocean Film Society

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Sources / Further Reading:

Inventing Facebook by Mark Harris
Mark Zuckerberg Tried To Stop The Social Network From Being Made by Alyson Shontell
Did Network Predict the Future of Television? by Steven Rosenbaum

Music: Chris Zabriskie – “Candlepower”

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