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Watch: Supercut Highlights The Extreme Close-Ups In David Fincher’s Films

Watch: Supercut Highlights The Extreme Close-Ups In David Fincher's Films

David Fincher is quite possibly one of the most idiosyncratic filmmakers working today. His films are instantly recognizable and packed with his iconic brand of florescent-lit visual flair, quite typically working as a too-close-for-comfort examination of the seedy underbelly of the world we inhabit. And when we think David Fincher, we think of a distinctive visual language, of drained color palettes and exceedingly ordered and hyper-controlled worlds. Extreme closeups, though, aren’t exactly among the first traits associated with with the director, but nonetheless they are among his most deftly utilized.

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To break it down, a mash-up from Jacob T. Swinney compiles the many extreme close-ups from Fincher’s career. Running three and a half minutes, “David Fincher’s Extreme Close-Ups” artfully combines the micro moments (that are often key to the films they exist within) into an unnerving visual exploration of Fincher’s thematic body of work. It’s a riveting way to zip through the director’s oeuvre, that clearly highlights many of his tics and the recurring images that populate his films, which have both helped him to create a distinct and thematically similar body of work.

With several of the director’s upcoming flicks and shows running into roadblocks and falling apart last year (save for the long-brewing “Mindhunter” at Netflix), ‘Fincher’s Extreme Close-Ups’ is a nice little fix while we patiently await something new from the mastermind.

Check out the video below and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments.

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