After years in the music video industry, David Fincher was handed thebreak of a lifetime to the direct the third installment in thelandmark Alien franchise. The first two defined genre filmmaking andFincher found himself challenged by second-guessing executives, anOscar-nominated star, and numerous production challenges. The film wasnot received warmly by critics or fans. We discuss the merits of thismaligned sequel, and whether the “workprint version” released in 2003as adirect-to-disc special edition is more worthy of recognition as the work of David Fincher.
In our first episode exploring David Fincher's directorial works, we discuss his music videos. We each pick our absolute favorites and where we see his distinct style in them. We start the episode with why we love the works of this director.