Great Job, Internet!: David Fincher’s extreme close-ups are really intense

The most skillful directors possess a cinematic vision that clearly distinguishes them from other filmmakers. Composition, lighting, editing, color, and music are just a few areas in which a director has an overwhelming array of options. One interesting characteristic of David Fincher‘s directing style lies in the fact that his camera movement has little to no personality. It’s not especially flashy or even very human-like but it’s still dynamic. His straightforward, almost robotic way of shooting really illustrates not only what’s most important in a given scene but gives clues for future developments in the story.

Fincher’s usage of close-ups (or lack thereof) is also unique, as shown in a new supercut by Jacob T. Swinney. The video is a fascinating compilation of scenes from Alien 3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The …

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