David Fincher is an amazing director with a unique vision of the world. He makes films that everyone wants to see, his talent and skill are obvious and his restraint might be what sets him apart. Here’s a look at the extreme close up shots of Fincher, he doesn’t utilize them in the same way as other directors but does so in his own unique way.

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Jacob T. Swinney writes in his analysis of Fincher’s close ups:

The extreme close-up may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of David Fincher’s unique visual aesthetic. That’s because Fincher’s extreme close-ups don’t call attention to themselves. The filmmaker stitches the shots into his pictures in a way that is subtle and fluid, yet impactful and abrasive. They often go unnoticed, sitting just under the surface and scratching at our eyes.


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