Hol­ly­wood hardass the Fincher myth

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM -

David Fincher, weare told, isa no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult di­rec­tor. His pen­chant for shoot­ing dozens of takes an­noyed Robert Downey Jrso much that the ac­tor left jars of urine around the set of Zo­diac. After mak­ing work­ing with him on Seven, R Lee Ermey called Finchera “chick­en­shit” who “won’t let ac­tors act”.DanielCraigde­scribedthe­film

maker’sh­oldover Girl with the Dragon Tat­too star Rooney Mara, as “fuck­ing weird”.

Fincher in­sists that he’ snot the Kubrick­ian ma­niac that many would have you be­lieve; tha tthere’s no room for such per­fec­tion­ism in the movie-verse. “There’s a mythol­ogy about Hol­ly­wood –and it’s a mythol­ogy Hol­ly­wood per­pet­u­ates– that noth­ing is pre­sented to an au­di­ence un­til it has been mea­sured and has been found to be the per­fect pre­sen­ta­tion. It’s just not true. It’sa lot more grab-ass and ac­ci­den­tal than any body would want to ad­mit.”

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