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David Fincher has an incredibly unique visual style, both in terms of composition and use of color. He knows how to keep his audience guessing through the use of clever plot twists and strong storytelling and he’s never been afraid to buck the Hollywood system or play by his own rules.
Needless to say, aspiring directors can learn a great deal from Fincher. Here are just 10 of his most commonly mentioned or most unique tidbits of advice for those wanting to direct.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask for as many takes as you need
Fincher is perhaps best known for his Kubrickian tendency to ask for 50, 75, or even more takes on his movies, whatever it takes for him to get exactly what he wants. In his eyes, it’s not a matter of how much the actor will give you, but which take will culminate in the ideal cooperation between all the team members on a set, from sound to lighting to acting.
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