Frasi di David Fincher
Data di nascita: 28. Agosto 1962
David Andrew Leo Fincher è un regista statunitense.
Regista di alcuni film di successo, nel 2011 è stato premiato con il Golden Globe quale miglior regista per la direzione nel film The Social Network ed è stato candidato due volte all'Oscar al miglior regista per Il curioso caso di Benjamin Button e The Social Network.
Celebre per il suo perfezionismo nel girare le sue sequenze, tra le influenze registiche che hanno formato il suo cinema si ricordano diversi autori: Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, George Roy Hill, Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick, Alan J. Pakula, Steven Spielberg, Bob Fosse, Roman Polański e William Friedkin.
Frasi David Fincher
„As much as people pretend 'I fit in, I understand, I get the rules,' there are always times spent away from that where you go, 'I thought I knew. It seemed so clear to me, and then...' That sense of loneliness, or the sense of not fitting in or being out of depth, is probably the most common denominator.“
„We wanted a title sequence that started in the fear center of the brain. [When you hear] the sound of a gun being cocked that's in your mouth, the part of you brain that gets everything going, that realizes that you are fucked - we see all the thought processes, we see the synapses firing, we see the chemical electrical impulses that are the call to arms. And we wanted to sort of follow that out. Because the movie is about thought, it's about how this guy thinks. And it's from his point of view, solely. So I liked the idea of starting a movie from thought, from the beginning of the first fear impulse that went, Oh shit, I'm fucked, how did I get here?“
— David Fincher
About the opening shot of Fight Club
„I do like movies that take a toll on the audience. I want to work the subconscious. I want to involve you in ways in which you might not necessarily want to get involved. I want to play off those things that you're expecting to get when the lights go down and the 20th Century Fox logo comes up. There's an audience expectation and I'm interested in how movies play with--and off--that expectation. That's what I'm interested in.“
„Film-making encompasses everything, from tricking people into investing in it, to putting on the show, to trying to distill down to moments in time, and ape reality but send this other message. It's got everything. When I was a kid I loved to draw, and I loved my electric football sets, and I painted little things and made sculptures and did matte painting and comic books and illustrated stuff, and took pictures, had a darkroom, loved to tape-record stuff. It's all of that. It's not having to grow up. It's four-dimensional chess, it's strategy, and it's being painfully honest, and unbelievably deceitful, and everything in between.“
„Violence shouldn't be presented as drama. I think people looking for an easy way out often write scenes where characters come into violent conflict as opposed to looking for the true drama in the situation. That's a shortcoming of a lot of films and television shows. I think certain presentations of violence are not immoral, but amoral.“
„You want to be able to provide something, and you're pissing down a fucking well. It will suck you dry and take everything you have and, like being a parent, you can pour as much love as you want, and your kid still says, "Just let me right out here, you don't have to take me all the way." You're working to make yourself obsolete. I'm not going to make Persona - my movies are fairly obvious in what the people want and what it is that's happening; it; s not that internalized. What's internalized is how you process the information from the singular, subjective point of view. And that becomes the subtext of it.“
— David Fincher
About directing films
„A stylized version of our IKEA present. It is talking about very simple concepts. We're designed to be hunters and we're in a society of shopping. There's nothing to kill anymore, there's nothing to fight, nothing to overcome, nothing to explore. In that societal emasculation this everyman is created.“
— David Fincher
About Fight Club