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David Fincher: Films That Scar


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There is a growing critical consensus that David Fincher is one of the most talented filmmakers in contemporary Hollywood. He has reanimated the crime genre, created films that make audiences question the boundaries between art and reality, and challenged Hollywood's crushing commercial drive for narrative closure. What motivates this exceptionally talented stylist?

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>Mark Browning, PhD, has taught film studies in a number of schools in England and was senior lecturer in education in Bath.


"For film studies scholars and enthusiasts, Browning, who has taught film studies at schools in England, analyzes all of the feature films of director David Fincher, as well as examples of his commercials and pop videos. Noting the need for a critical study of all of his works rather than specific films only, he looks at commercials and videos by Fincher and their influence on his later career; how he created roles for strong women in Alien3 and Panic Room; how he extended the detective genre in Seven and Zodiac; and how he adapted literary texts in The Game, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; as well as the stylistic features of each film, general elements, and a comparison to the works of Brian De Palma." - Reference & Research Book News
"Recommended. All readers." - Choice

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