With his talent for directing becoming abundantly clear, he was hired to direct the critically panned Alien 3, an experience so bad he kept away from films and the Hollywood system for years, before being tempted back to make the mega hit thriller Se7en — and, as they say, the rest is gravy. Warning — Spoilers ahead. But though their actions are normal, Fincher creates an uncomfortable prickle to it all, like a needle slowly pushing into you, gradually going deeper and deeper as we follow them from crowded suburbia, to isolated grove. CCBB is his twist on and love letter to classic Hollywood storytelling and grand period pieces.
A brutal, relentlessly grimy shocker with taut performances, slick gore effects, and a haunting finale. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death, the film concerns Det. William Somerset Morgan Freemana homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement.
A diabolical serial killer is staging grisly murders, choosing victims representing the seven deadly sins. First, an obese man is forced to eat until his stomach ruptures to represent gluttony, then a wealthy defense lawyer is made to cut off a pound of his own flesh as penance for greed.
Somerset initially refuses to take the case, realizing that there will be five more murders, ghastly sermons about lust, sloth, pride, wrath, and envy presented by a madman to a sinful world.
Somerset is correct, and something within him cannot let the case go, forcing the weary detective to team with Mills and see the case to its almost unspeakably horrible conclusion. The moody photography is by Darius Khondji; the nauseatingly vivid special effects are by makeup artist Rob Bottin, best known for more fantasy-oriented work in films like The Howling Take Seven, David Fincher’s atmospheric thriller from ; had the studio behind its making, New Line, not sent Fincher the wrong draft of the script, the film may never have been made - at.
Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-office successes. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and 81%.
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin attheheels.com stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin attheheels.com tells the story of David Mills (Pitt), a detective who partners with the retiring William Somerset (Freeman) to track down a serial killer (Spacey) who uses.
attheheels.com: Seven (New Line Platinum Series): Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. Mcginley, Kevin Spacey, Darius Khondji, David Fincher, Arnold. Read Matt's Se7en review, which is a part of his part career retrospective on David Fincher ahead of the director's new series, Mindhunter.
In honor of the upcoming Gone Girl, I’m reviewing each film in David Fincher’s staggering career. What it must have been like to see Se7en in After the diatribe that was Alien 3, David Fincher’s serial killer followup must have struck as a revelation.