Without knowing anything about Gone Girl, I saw the trailer for the film during theatrical previews and was instantly wowed by how visually rich the film looked. Lo’ and behold, Gone Girl is the work of cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth and director David Fincher.
David Fincher (Social Network) has been a favorite of mine since 1997’s Se7en. His unique flair for storytelling has always been impressive but his specific visual take is absolutely mesmerizing. Those familiar with the sumptuousness of House of Cards will know exactly what I mean.
In the following video, Fincher talks about the the decision-making process that results in such amazing work. It’s a very interesting look into what makes a movie A MOVIE. It also shows that Fincher’s attention to detail is at a master’s level that few directors achieve.
Gone Girl hits theaters October 3rd.
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.