One-Hour Doc on David Fincher's Meticiulous Work in 'Panic Room'

October 14, 2014

Panic Room

If you haven't headed to theaters to catch David Fincher's latest masterful thriller Gone Girl, then you should rectify that immediately. Fincher is one of the most gifted, meticulous and precise filmmakers working today, and you can see just how impressive his work is in this recent visual essay looking back at his work on films like Se7en, Zodiac, The Game, Panic Room and more. And it's the latter film giving us an even more in-depth look at Fincher's process, from pre-visualization to a carefully constructed set crafted to allow Fincher to move the camera freely on the set. Plus, it's cool to see interviews from the set with Jodie Foster, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and a young Kristen Stewart from 12 years ago. Watch below!

Here's the one-hour documentary on the making of Panic Room (via The Film Stage):

And for those who have seen Gone Girl, read this great analysis of the film by Richard Kelly.

Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher (of Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, Panic Room, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo previously) and written by Gillian Flynn, based on her own best-selling novel of the same name. In a story primarily told in flashbacks, Rosamund Pike plays a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, and her husband (Ben Affleck) becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Scoot McNairy and Missi Pyle also star in the film which 20th Century Fox has released in theaters right now. Go see it!

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This is awesome.

Aj Meadows on Oct 14, 2014


Besides ALIEN3, PANIC ROOM is the most often overlooked Fincher film. Loved PANIC ROOM when I saw it in theatres. You can really see the shots and balance of a future-David Fincher.

DAVIDPD on Oct 14, 2014


Why oh why is this not available on Blu-ray yet?

Swanland on Oct 14, 2014


If only all this effort had been put into a better story...

Carlos Ortiz on Oct 15, 2014

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