Yesterday, I wrapped up my 11-part David Fincher retrospective, and earlier today I posted my review of his new movie, Gone Girl. I really enjoyed digging into Fincher’s work and writing long-form essays about it. Video essays are another excellent way of examining a director’s work, and Tony Zhou has created a must-see piece looking at why Fincher is a unique filmmaker and master of his craft. Good narrative filmmaking is about conveying information, but Zhou is right in that Fincher’s characters pride themselves on learning specific pieces of information. More importantly, the subtlety in how Fincher conveys information is quite stunning, and this video essay does an excellent job of breaking down the director’s methods.
Hit the jump to watch the video essay.