Circuit 3: The Films of David Fincher


I wanted to give us all the weekend to see David Fincher’s latest film, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, before making the auteur the subject of a Circuit 3. Hopefully by now you have all had the chance to go out and see the movie, as it is one of the best of the year (so far) in my opinion.

While Fincher’s directorial feature debut might have been the uber-disappointing Alien 3 (I’m still mad about killing off Hicks and Newt in the opening credits*), he really is without a true miss in his canon. There have been all sorts of stories about who’s to blame with his freshman effort, from studio execs to screenwriting issues, with even Fincher himself stating how much he hates the film. So if I have forgiven him – a fan of Alien and Aliens to the nth degree – then so should we all, if for no other reason than the nine gems he has made since. David Fincher has been nominated for Best Director twice (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network).

So we want to hear what you feel David Fincher’s three best films are this week, with all ten of his films pictured above for reference.

My Circuit 3 for David Fincher films:

  1. The Social Network (2010)
  2. Se7en (1995)
  3. Zodiac (2007)

Let us hear your thoughts on Fincher, along with the three films that you feel are his best.

What do you think?

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Written by Mark Johnson

Lover of all things film and Oscar. Fantasy sports’ equivalent of George Steinbrenner. Your very own Han Solo, making friends all over the movie-loving galaxy in spite of himself. When he’s not ranking just about everything or dominating boardgames, Mark is breaking down the Oscar race 24/7 with Rain Man-like stats and knowledge. In his downtime, you can find him commiserating with other Northeast Ohio sports fans because a hero isn’t complete without a little heartbreak. If Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Survivor are your style, then congratulations, you have something in common with this inglourious basterd.


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