Fincher: From a Distance


Jacob T. Swinney


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My last David Fincher video examined the filmmaker’s use of the extreme close-up. It seemed only right that my follow-up video would do the opposite. Fincher’s use of the long/extreme long shot is something of beauty, lending a majestic sense of scale to his often cramped and grimy little worlds. Whether he employs the shot to communicate isolation, express magnitude, or even just to give us a much needed breath, Fincher’s approach to distancing us from his subjects is masterful.
Watch “David Fincher’s Extreme Close-Ups:
MUSIC: “Jack’s Smirking Revenge” by The Dust Brothers
Films Used:
Alien 3 (1992)
Se7en (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Zodiac (2007)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Gone Girl (2014)