Sunday, June 03, 2007

David Fincher

After mentioning Alien 3 and getting some comments in an earlier post, I came upon this appraisal of its director David Fincher. It's by David Thomson in The Guardian.

At the same time, Alien3 was wickedly brimming over with cinematic energy, and an increasing sympathy for the great monster of the series. But it shaved Sigourney's head, and the film stock itself seemed to have been processed in a mixture of formalin and urine. It was a prison colony film where young Mr Fincher could scarcely restrain his enthusiasm for the metaphor. And he was allowed to send Ripley to her death, as if closing out every hope for the series.

2 comments:

Mark said...

http://www.esplatter.com/reviewsatog/alienvspredator.htm

The review I've linked to really changed how I looked at the Aliens franchise, and I think it does an excellent job of explaining why the third one wasn't as successful as the first two.

Also of interest on esplatter is his take on Mel Gibson's "The Passion".

Simon Crowe said...

Thanks, I'll check it out....