Strictly Finchness

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Guardian: Jesse Eisenberg Night Moves Webchat

  • 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.
471 | 31.7.2014 | 11 hours ago

Favorite movies | The Social Network (2010) dir. by David Fincher

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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.

15 | 30.7.2014 | 21 hours ago

 Deposition rooms

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Favorite Films (1/?) → The Social Network

 I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try, but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention – you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing. [pauses] Did I adequately answer your condescending question?”

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36 | 30.7.2014 | 1 day ago

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.

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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.   

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David Fincher and Chuck Palahniuk reflect on making, quite simply, one of the greatest films of our lifetime, courtesy of Jeff Goldsmith. Oh, and by the way, subscribing to his Backstory magazine is the smartest choice that you could make.

Jim Uhls is not your average screenwriter. For one thing, his nickname is Professor Peculiar. For another, as this exclusive off-kilter discussion of his craft demonstrates, Uhls is eager to break the first rule of Fight Club — he talks about Fight Club. A lot. That seminal film, directed by David Fincher, pushed every boundary possible for a studio movie, and Uhls’ darkly funny script, adapted from the Chuck Palahniuk novel, is a wickedly subversive example of how to successfully adapt an unadaptable  book. Step inside the mind of the man who figured out how to do it, as Professor Peculiar explains how to use a newspaper story approach to build a brilliant pitch, why you should interview your characters, how to know when to stick a fork  in your screenplay, and the macabre particulars of how and why he had to murder his brother’s cat.

Dear every screenwriter, read this: Jim Uhls’ screenplay for Fight Club. Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only). The DVD/Blu-ray of the film is available at Amazon and other online retailers.

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