A couple of months ago, filmmaker David Fincher was honored at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and took part in an interview onstage. A portion of that interview has now been officially released online, and it’s full of golden nuggets from one of the most exciting directors working today. Fincher candidly touches on everything from his personal philosophy about filmmaking to his experience making Alien 3 (and why he wanted to do it in the first place) to the studio’s reaction to seeing a first cut of Fight Club to the miracle of autonomy that he enjoyed when putting together The Social Network. It’s a fascinating and insightful interview that’s well worth a watch. Check it out after the jump.