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Review: David Fincher’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Is An Intense But Dispassionate Thriller

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 13, 2011 12:21 AM
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Looking at “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” it’s hard not to think of the dark thriller cum procedural as director David Fincher’s “The Departed." Notwithstanding both films being inspired by/remade from acclaimed foreign predecessors, Fincher and Scorsese alike seem to be saying with them, “You wanted me to do this kind of movie? Well, here it is, motherfuckers.”

Rooney Mara Dresses Up As Alex From 'A Clockwork Orange'; David Fincher Says Lisbeth Salander Iconic Like Jesus, Dracula Or Batman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2011 10:54 AM
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No, it's not Halloween, but given the amount of black you'll be seeing on screen (and soon in stores, more on that in a second), you might be forgiven for forgetting it's Christmas. And while the mistletoe is being hung with care, Sony are going to be dropping something a little bit nasty in your stocking in form of "The Girl With The Dragon Tatto," and in case you've been living under rock, the film will mark the arrival of Rooney Mara.

David Fincher Says He Wouldn't Have Shown 'Dragon Tattoo' To NYFCC, Sides With Scott Rudin Over New Yorker Embargo Controversy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 2:05 PM
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It seems everyone has an opinion about the Scott Rudin vs. David Denby fiasco, in which the critic for the New Yorker knowingly broke the December 13th review embargo for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" for a variety of reasons and rationalizations he flaccidly tried to explain. But of all the peple to weigh in on the subject, one man has remained curiously silent: the film's director David Fincher. But never one to hold his tongue for too long, Fincher recently spoke with the Miami Herald and let it be known he would have done things differently if he had his way. But at the end of the day, he believes critics and filmmakers are all part of the same pool and he agrees with Rudin on how an embargo break messes up a carefully planned campaign.

David Cronenberg Says 'Cosmopolis' Will Arrive Next Fall; Terrence Malick's 'The Burial' Is Not Called 'The Burial'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 2, 2011 9:57 AM
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David Fincher Says The Original Swedish 'Dragon Tattoo' Is "Great" & Did What It Could Given The Limited Budget

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2011 4:12 PM
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David Fincher Circles 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie, 'Benjamin Button' Writer Eric Roth To Pen Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2011 5:30 PM
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David Fincher Jokes "Too Much Anal Rape" May Sink Oscar Chances Of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 15, 2011 11:07 AM
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Of all the potential Oscar heavyhitters, none remains a more tantalizing X-factor than David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Based on a novel by Stieg Larsson beloved by literary enthusiasts and book clubs the nation over, it has a reasonably large chance of being a box office titan and a serious awards contender, even if nobody has seen it yet. But if there's one person that remains skeptical about the film's Oscar chances, it's Fincher himself. In this week's Entertainment Weekly cover story (partially excerpted online), he jokes that “There’s too much anal rape in this movie” to secure major nominations.

The Films Of David Fincher: A Retrospective

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 1, 2010 7:02 AM
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Fight Club
In general, when we pen a retrospective on a director's oeuvre , we try and save them for when a filmmaker is deep into his career and has a least 15-plus films under his belt. But we're making an exception here for David Fincher, who is obviously considered to be one of the most estimable modern auteurs working today, in the league of Christopher Nolan, if not higher and generally seems to be destined to have a career that will be looked back on with great admiration and panegyrics if it isn't already.

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