[With the upcoming release of his new film Gone Girl, I’m taking a look back at the work of director David Fincher. These articles contain spoilers.]
“It was a baptism by fire.” David Fincher doesn’t have particularly fond memories of his directorial debut, Alien 3. It was a troubled production before he even came on board, and despite his wealth of experience having worked on music videos and commercials, he was thrown into a situation that would easily scare away experienced feature film directors. Call it hubris on Fincher’s part, but the hellish production on Alien 3 was a key part of his development. And yet despite all of the problems on set, Alien 3 is not without its redeeming aspects.