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David Fincher's Rocky Road to Success: The Triumphs and Failures That Shaped Him

In a wide-ranging discussion with BAFTA, David Fincher reflects on his career as a Hollywood maverick and some of the lessons he's learned about how to work the system. Since 1995, and the release of Se7en—a film whose title sequence alone has been wildly influential—David Fincher's career has been, to the casual observer, a fever dream of innovative, big-budget Hollywood films that somehow manage to, like Tyler Durden's projectionist in Fight Club, sneak one past the gates. But the truth is, Fincher's success is owing to his savvy nature, hard work, and a mind-bending degree of perseverance (as well as that ephemeral quality known as talent, which, no matter how many anodyne assurances, is still very much a prerequisite for success). "I was certain that I would never be employable again." — David Fincher Enjoy this discussion the director had as part of the BAFTA Life in Pictures series, and check out three lessons you can glean from his career below. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - 6 days ago

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