- Asked: Give us aspiring directors something you learnt from working with David Fincher.
- JessEisenberg: It is a bit difficult to describe his directing process because I was not watching him with any objectivity. But we sat on a panel at a middle school together and he was asked this question and his answer was very interesting. He said that modern technology makes it impossible to make any excuses for not making something. Because it is so cheap and easy to make a movie compared to what it would have taken even ten years ago, there should be no reason to not make something.
Anonymous said: "Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, prefers the movie version to his own novel." is this true?
It’s true when David Fincher is in the same room.
Anonymous said: Any thoughts on the works of Bret Easton Ellis?
"The Informers’ has always been among my favorite books. I heard him read from it in Portland, on tour, and I was hooked. Doug Coupland once pointed out how Ellis’ cadence is identical to Joan Didion’s so I’ve been fascinated to read their work side-by-side.
lynxandsloth said: Chuck, I am going through the worst time in my life right now, and if you were to respond to me, my life would instantly get better, and my faith in writing and humanity restored. I would love to tell people that my all time favorite author responded to my ridiculous and inane question. If your life had a soundtrack, give me a song that would be on it?
If it helps, the soundtrack would include “Creep” by Radiohead, the entire soundtrack to ‘Trainspotting,’ most of Bauhaus, ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ by New Order, “Slave to Love” by Bryan Ferry, loads of Billy Idol, “Money” by the Flying Lizards… as you can see, I’m fixated on the 80’s. That’s something to love about Madrid: all the restaurants I ate at featured 80’s music.