David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong

David Fincher is often described as a great artisan, and his meticulous directing technique is almost legendary. But what exactly does one mean when making such a statement?


Tony Zhou, the man behind Every Frame a Painting, tries to put a more precise finger on Fincher’s stylistic choices. In this tightly constructed video essay, he emphasizes the things Fincher doesn’t do. These self-imposed limitations are as telling as Fincher’s signature visuals are. Zhou makes a convincing case for the consummate craftsmanship that went into these movies.