Behind the Scenes: The films of David Fincher

“I don’t know how much movies should entertain. To me, I’m always interested in movies that scar. The thing I love about Jaws is the fact that I’ve never gone swimming in the ocean again.” – David Fincher in a 2010 interview with The Independent

With Gone Girl out on home video tomorrow, Deep Fried Movies takes a look back at the career of David Fincher via this gallery of set stills encompassing each of this 10 films as director. Continue Reading ›

The Shot Behind the Shot: A glass matte painting from Escape From New York (1981)

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Before the days of digital set extensions and computerized world building, movies pulled off the same tricks with brush strokes and paint. Here’s a breakdown of how glass matte paintings were done in the pre-digital age with a look at a shot from Escape From New York (1981). The two behind the scenes images come from the book On Set with John Carpenter and were taken by photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who we interviewed earlier this week. Continue Reading ›