David Fincher Analysis Essay

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“Entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine, some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies. That, to me, is a lie. Everything’s not okay.” - David Fincher. David Fincher is the director that I am choosing to homage for a number of reasons. I personally find his movies to be some of the deepest, most well made, and beautiful films in recent memory. However it is Fincher’s take on story telling and filmmaking in general that causes me to admire his films so much. This quote exemplifies that, and is something that I whole-heartedly agree with. I am and have always been extremely opinionated and open about my views on the world and I believe that artists have a …show more content…
The unnamed any-city is always viewed as a decaying, dirty, trash ridden wasteland full of crime and scum. Finally, in The Social Network, a much more recent Fincher film, Fincher takes a social media outlet that most every person uses at least once a day in Facebook and reveals the corruption and backstabbing that led to its success. Many critics have cited The Social Network as a defining film of the current generation, showing how much it reflects society at large. Yet this film does not show a story full of good people, rather it exposes the irony that a person such as Mark Zuckerberg, who repeatedly proves that he does not know how to relate to other people, created the main mode of communication for the entire planet. Yet upon further inspection, Facebook in many ways has left us all less social than before, instead of calling a person and hearing their voice on their birthday, we now send him or her an impersonal “Happy Birthday” post on their wall. Fincher causes the audience to question if this is because of Zuckerberg’s character, or lack thereof. Fincher’s films paint society in a very unflattering light, yet it is almost always the extremely accurate mirror image that society needs to correct itself. David Fincher’s characters are also incredibly important in deciphering his film’s distinct style. One thing that Fincher does which makes his films unique is give his antagonists clear and believable

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