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.
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.