Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Jake vs Fincher
“David knows what he wants, and he’s very clear about what he wants, and he’s very, very, very smart. But sometimes we’d do a lot of takes, and he’d turn, and he would say, because he had a computer there” — the movie was shot digitally —'Delete the last 10 takes.’ And as an actor that’s very hard to hear.”
“What’s so wonderful about movies is, you get your shot,” he said. “They even call it a shot. The stakes are high. You get your chance to prove what you can do. You get a take, 5 takes, 10 takes. Some places, 90 takes. But there is a stopping point. There’s a point at which you go, ‘That’s what we have to work with.’ But we would reshoot things. So there came a point where I would say, well, what do I do? Where’s the risk?”
And you the fans reaction? Does Jake have a point or does Fincher as the director have the ultimate say in what goes on the screen?
"We had to lose a lot of connective tissue and a lot of little character moments," he says with a sigh. Among the victims: Robert Downey Jr., as a boozy San Francisco reporter, lost three scenes, including "a great one of him sleeping in his car," according to Fincher. Watch for it on DVD."
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Zodiac Review Post!
Rotten Tomatoes - 86
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Zodiac marketing - fnally!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Mini Fincher Interview
"I don’t think anybody made this movie in spite of their instincts," Fincher said. "I think they made it because of their instincts. People spent [money] to make this movie because they believed in the story, because it's a gripping yarn and because they believed there was something at the end of it. Although I’m sure there’s a lot of people who would have rather seen it at two hours and seven minutes."
Also Phoenix Pictures senior vide president of productions, Brad Fischer says this about Fincher's meticolous research for the film:
"He [Fincher] said, 'What I'd like to do is go out and talk to all these people who are still alive — the cops, the journalists — and figure out he
chronology of events.' We did about a year of research with Fincher because of his desire for authenticity," Fischer says. "We visited all the murder sites, met with everyone involved, including Robert Graysmith. It was a long and arduous process, and a fascinating process".
Monday, February 12, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Review and box office
Now with the exception of Alien 3 Fincher's previous movies have all been loved by audiences. Two in particular have developed a beyond cult obsession - Se7en & Fight Club and are part of the reasons why the DVD market is so huge right now. Looking at the Rotten Tomatoes ratings for Fincher's films confirms this.
The Game - US - $48,323,648, Int - $61,100,000 , Total - $109,423,648
Fight Club - US - $37,030,102, Int - $63,823,651, Total - $100,853,753
Panic Room - US - $96,397,334, Int - $100,000,081, Total - $196,397,415