David Fincher - Quotes

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My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people's idea of obsessive. ---->>>

The fact is, you don't know what directing is until the sun is setting and you've got to get five shots and you're only going to get two. ---->>>

Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything's okay. I don't make those kinds of movies. ---->>>

It's a bad day when you don't get the work done that you need to get done or you don't get it done to the satisfaction. ---->>>

How do you shoot a 150-day movie? You shoot it one day at a time. ---->>>

I think intelligence is totally subjective; it's like sexiness.

I think intelligence is totally subjective; it's like sexiness.

Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box. ---->>>

Hollywood is great. I also think it's stupid and small-minded and shortsighted. ---->>>

In film, we sculpt time, we sculpt behaviour and we sculpt light. ---->>>

A movie is made for an audience and a film is made for both the audience and the film-makers. ---->>>

I like the idea of R-rated franchises. ---->>>

When I'm watching somebody act, it's a behavior editorial function - I look at someone act, and I might say, 'I don't believe him when he says that.' I don't know why I don't believe him, probably because the people that I've met, they don't act like that when they say stuff like that and mean it. ---->>>

Entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine. ---->>>

I don't know how to depict intelligence. ---->>>

If I could be anyone, it would be Brad Pitt. ---->>>

When you make the kind of movies I make, you get weird letters from people.

When you make the kind of movies I make, you get weird letters from people.

For a number of years, I'd been around the kind of people who financed movies and the kind of people who are there to make the deals for movies. But I'd always had this naive idea that everybody wants to make movies as good as they can be, which is stupid. ---->>>

For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that's longer than most marriages.

For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that's longer than most marriages.

I learn the most from making my own mistakes. ---->>>

I like characters who don't change, who don't learn from their mistakes. ---->>>

I like studios. I just don't like bureaucracies. ---->>>

Perfume is pretty good because nobody has to hold the product by their face or use it. ---->>>

There are some movies I can watch over and over, never get sick of. I'll put one of those on and be puttering around the house. Then a certain scene will come on and I'll just have to go over and watch.

There are some movies I can watch over and over, never get sick of. I'll put one of those on and be puttering around the house. Then a certain scene will come on and I'll just have to go over and watch.

Oh, yeah, I love DVD's. I don't have what you'd call an extensive collection, maybe a couple of hundred or so. But I have something on almost all the time. ---->>>

We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn't going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe. ---->>>

I loved Luke Skywalker and I loved Darth Vader and I loved watching them work it out. ---->>>

I was a disinterested student. ---->>>

Yet as a director, I don't feel you have to identify with your characters as a requirement to make a movie. ---->>>

You can make movies for a select audience, but you have to market it to them. You can make movies for a select audience, but you have to market it to them. ---->>>

I'm totally anti-commercialism. ---->>>

You know, I don't think I've ever listened to someone's commentary. Ever. ---->>>

You won't see me on Barbara Walters; Oprah, that's not who I am. ---->>>

A lot of people hated 'Alien 3.' ---->>>

Again, a franchise to me doesn't have to be a billion dollar title. ---->>>

And I love shooting football. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-10, 1962
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
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Occupation: Director
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David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American director and producer, notably for films, television series and music videos. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction (wikipedia)