Adam Nayman’sDavid Fincher: Mind Games is the definitive critical and visual survey of the Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated works of the celebrated director.
Foreword by Bong Joon-ho
From feature films Alien 3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, and Mank through his MTV clips for Madonna and the Rolling Stones and the Netflix series House of Cards and Mindhunter, each chapter of David Fincher: Mind Games weaves production history with original critical analysis, as well as with behind the scenes photography, still-frames, and original illustrations from Little White Lies’ international team of artists and graphic designers. The book also features interviews with Fincher’s frequent collaborators, including Jeff Cronenweth, Angus Wall, Laray Mayfield, Holt McCallany, Howard Shore, and Erik Messerschmidt.
Grouping the director’s work around themes of procedure, imprisonment, paranoia, prestige and relationship dynamics, David Fincher:Mind Games is styled as an investigation into a filmmaker obsessed with investigation, and the design will shift to echo case files within a larger psychological profile.
About the Author
Adam Nayman is a contributing editor for Cinema Scope and writes on film for The Ringer, Sight and Sound, Reverse Shot, and Little White Lies. He has written books on Showgirls and the films of Ben Wheatley and lectures on cinema and journalism at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.