“What’s the first rule of Fight Club?” — “We do not talk about Mank.”

Refusing to be called an auteur, David Fincher has certainly crafted his own style to become the master of the psychological thriller. But what exactly makes a Fincher classic? From his deftly choreographed camera movements, to his relentless number of takes and a fixation of grim colour schemes – we dive deep into world of the American director.

Much like his protagonists, Fincher is an obsessive perfectionist driven by the search for the truth. As if they’re carrying the burden of the world, can we view his characters as martyrs? Despite the overwhelming pessimism in Fincher’s films, we ask ourselves why do we still find a sense of hope in his filmography?

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