Magnificent Full Trailer for David Fincher's 'Mank' About 'Citizen Kane'
by Alex Billington
October 21, 2020
"At this rate you will never finish." Netflix has revealed the full-length trailer + poster for David Fincher's new film Mank, arriving in theaters this fall. Fincher is back!! He's directing a script originally written by his late father, Jack Fincher, about the writer of Citizen Kane, named Herman J. Mankiewicz. The black & white film follows "Mank's" tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane as he races to finish it. Starring Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz, with a stellar cast including Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Grossman, Charles Dance, and Tom Burke as Orson Welles. This looks absolutely incredible! No surprise. And all the black & white adds even more layers to this story. And all of the spectacular footage shot by DP Erik Messerschmidt is stunning. I cannot wait to watch.
Here's the full-length official trailer (+ poster) for David Fincher's Mank, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
You can still watch the first two teasers for David Fincher's Mank here, to see the original reveal again.
1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles. Mank is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker David Fincher, director of the 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, and Gone Girl previously. The screenplay is written by the late Jack Fincher, David's father (who passed away in 2003). It's produced by Ceán Chaffin, David Fincher, Eric Roth, and Douglas Urbanski. This has not yet premiered at any festivals or elsewhere. Netflix will release Fincher's Mank in select theaters starting in November, then streaming on Netflix starting December 4th. Still looks good?
This is going to be special...Fincher looks like he's having fun here...the film almost looks Burtonesque!
kitano0 on Oct 21, 2020
Ok, poster itself looks better than film ...
shiboleth on Oct 21, 2020
Which isn't a good thing. I don't know about this one. Movies about movies usually don't do very well. It seems American audiences are not as fascinated with the whole Hollywood/movies thing as the people in the Hollywood/movie thing. This one does look a little goofy to me so maybe the mass audience will fall for it. Also, black and white films also do not do well with American audiences...usually...wonder what that says about American audiences?...lol...who also don't like sub-titles...hmmm.
thespiritbo on Oct 21, 2020
Yeah, I'm mildly interested in it, too. As for American audience, I guess it looks like it feels that it has special place when it comes to films. Believing that American films represent the world cinema. Not quite and also less and less so. Sure, American films are still almost most important films in the world, but it looks much more to be an industry than an art of film making which is more and more present somewhere else. I guess, believing that US films are in the center of the world film making, film culture (having aversion to things you mentioned like subtitles or some other technical/artful approach like black and white film making) of American audience is identifiying with standars of its industry and nothing else. I think that should change and outside of US non American films are more and more welcomed. Paradoxically, I think that such development should be a chance for American cinema to change in becoming more an art of film making and less an industry. Hopefully ...
shiboleth on Oct 22, 2020
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