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 born in Denver on August 28, 1962. He is known as an 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 one of the most expensive directorial debuts in history. However, an unfinished script and some problems with the producers prevented Fincher from showing his full potential. The bad experience probably made Fincher choose his following projects carefully.
After Nolan’s, below are the most interesting quotes from Fincher’s movies.
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
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
With insomnia, nothing is real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.The Narrator
This is what I do. If some idiot with a sledgehammer could break in do you really think that I would still have a job?Burnham
It’s funny how sometimes the people we remember the least make the greatest impression on us.Benjamin Button
You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.Captain Mike
You know, you really don’t need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.Mark Zuckerberg
A guy who builds a nice chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who ever has built a chair.Mark Zuckerberg
You cannot capture a man’s entire life in two hours. All you can hope is to leave the impression of one.Herman Mankiewicz
This is a business where the buyer gets nothing for his money but a memory. What he bought still belongs to the man who sold it. That’s the real magic of the movies, and don’t let anybody tell you different.Louis B. Mayer
Stick to the plan. Anticipate, don’t improvise. Trust no one. Never yield an advantage. Fight only the battle you’re paid to fight. Forbid empathy. Empathy is weakness. Weakness is vulnerability. Each and every step of the way, ask yourself, “What’s in it for me?” This is what it takes. What you must commit yourself to. If you want to succeed. Simple.The Killer
From the beginning of history, the few have always exploited the many. This is the cornerstone of civilization. The blood in the mortar that binds all bricks. Whatever it takes, make sure you’re one of the few, not one of the many.The Killer
A hunter goes into the woods, and he sees this grizzly. Biggest he’s ever seen. He raises his rifle, and he fires. The bear falls, the hunter rushes forward, and to his surprise, there’s nothing there. There’s no bear, there’s no broken twigs, there’s no blood. And then suddenly, the grizzly throws this massive arm around his shoulders and explains, “You took your shot. You missed, so either I feast, or, and the choice is yours, I sodomize you.” Naturally, the hunter chooses life. The next day, the hunter returns to the woods with a much bigger gun, and he spots the bear again. And he aims. He fires. The bear falls. The hunter charges. No sign of the bear, until the bear is standing beside him, saying, “You know the deal.” Indignity ensues. The following day, the hunter treks back to the wood. This time with a bazooka. He sees the bear, lines him up in his crosshairs, fires. The recoil from the bazooka throws him backwards. And he looks up as the smoke’s clearing, and there’s the bear standing above him, arms crossed. And the bear squints. “You’re not really out here for the hunting, are you?”The Expert