You have a responsibility for the way you make the audience feel, and I want them to feel uncomfortable. – David Fincher (Esquire Magazine, March 1, 2007)
David Fincher is an American film and music video director, who was born in Denver on August 28, 1962. He is known as innovative but meticulous director who often chooses dark films.
Fincher’s debut on the big screen was in 1992 with Alien3. With a budget of $ 50 million, it is the one of the most expensive directorial debut in history. However, unfinished script and some problems with the producers prevented Fincher to show his full potential. This bad experience is likely led that Fincher carefully selects the next projects.
After Nolan’s, below are the most interesting quotes from Fincher’s movies.
In an insane world, a sane man must appear insane.Golic
What sick ridiculous puppets we are, and what gross little stage we dance on. What fun we have, dancing and f*****g. Not a care in the world. Not knowing that we are nothing. We are not what was intended.John Doe
Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention.John Doe
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.Somerset
The Game (1997)
They just f*** you and f*** you and f*** you, and just when you think it’s over, that’s when the real f*****g starts!Conrad Van Orton
Fight Club (1999)
This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.The Narrator
When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep. And you’re never really awake.The Narrator
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.The Narrator
With insomnia, nothing is real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.The Narrator
The things you own end up owning you.Tyler Durden
It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.Tyler Durden