Monday, August 28, 2006

How Fincher's Fight Club changed the game

And I'm not talking in terms of creativity and technical innovation but DVD sales! Check out this quote from an article about Blu-ray DVD's. The quote is:
Dunn says that his studio first recognized the change in consumer taste with the release of the DVD of "Fight Club," the controversial David Fincher film starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton as hopeless young men who vent their aggression through underground fight clubs. The 1999 film grossed only $44 million at the box office, but the DVD, complete with interpretation from Fincher, sold a 1 million copies.
Very interesting. It is a spectacular DVD set. The shame is the Australian version (which I have) only has one commentary track. None the less the DVD is an essential for any Fincher or movie fan! Must have!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

And the composer is...

The legendary David Shire. From the story:
Shire to score Fincher's 'Zodiac'
Composer agency Evolution Music Partners has announced that veteran composer David Shire has been hired to compose the music for David Fincher’s new thriller, Zodiac. The film is based on Robert Graysmith’s books about the real life serial killer Zodiac who committed a number of murders in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s. The cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox and Dermot Mulroney. It’s scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on January 19.
Fittingly, 69-year old David Shire was one of the most prolific and hailed film composers in the 1970s. Among his best known credits from that era are The Conversation, All the President’s Men and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3. His other credits include 2010, Return to Oz, Monkey Shines, The Hindenburg and Short Circuit.

Great news - thanks to Tibor Kapy for the heads up.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

News roundup

Here is a collection of the various Zodiac news flying out there:
Two cool new pictures - from this weird Russian site:
According to Box Office Mojo the movie's official release date will be in January 19, 2007, the genre is thriller and the movie will be rated R. Also the trailer is finished - more news soon!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

More on Fincher's involvement on the Black Dahlia

I know I opened up a can of worms when I asked readers to post their views on The Zodiac vs The Black Dahlia but heres an interesting story about the making of the movie and Fincher's involvement. According to producer Art Linson and director Brian De Palma; Fincher wasn't as commited as most fans thought.
"Linson had been developing it for a couple of years with (director) David Fincher, but he felt ultimately that Fincher was not going to make the movie," De Palma says. "He called me and said, 'Are you interested?' I said, 'Sure.' I read the novel 15 years ago; I always thought it was great but incredibly complicated storytelling because there are so many things going on that don't appear connected together. I felt the art of (adapting) it was to keep to the spirit of the novel, not to straighten out the kinks."
Check out the rest of the article - great read.

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