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Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincherby James Swallow
Synopses & Reviews
David Fincher is young, talented, and something of an outsider, with a dark cinematic vision — from the visceral serial killer drama Seven to the urban gothic thriller Panic Room.
In Dark Eye, written with Fincher's full involvement and featuring in?depth interviews, journalist James Swallow offers a complete survey of the director's work. He begins with Fincher's early career at special effects house Industrial Light & Magic, where he worked on films like Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, as well as commercials and music videos. He then looks at each of the director's major films: Seven, Alien 3, The Game, Fight Club, and Panic Room.
Rounding out the book is a view ahead to the films in David Fincher's future as well as a reference section with an in?depth bibliography and website listing.
"Swallow leaves no stone unturned in his analysis, documenting each film's genesis and development, cuts and changes....This eye-opening book is highly recommended..." Library Journal
A concise and informative guide to the work of this innovative director. Produced with David Fincher's full involvement, the book features unique, in-depth interviews.
One of the most controversial and dynamic filmmakers of recent years, David Fincher has earned critical respect and cult stardom for his challenging, hard-edged and uncompromising movies.
Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher examines each of the director's feature films in detail, with individual chapters covering Seven, Alien 3, The Game, Fight Club, and Panic Room. The book also includes a look forward to Fincher's potential future projects, such as The Lords of Dogtown, the true-life World War II story Fertig, and the science fiction epic Rendezvous with Rama.
Featuring reports from behind-the-scenes and commentary from actors, writers, and production staff, Dark Eye also includes extensive material from exclusive interviews with David Fincher.
About the Author
James Swallow's previous work includes several novels, as well as books on genre television and animation.
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