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David Fincher Weekend

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David Fincher Weekend

Curator's note

With his forensic eye for cinematic detail, rigorous grip on narrative essentials and fearless innovative spirit, director David Fincher makes films that demand attention and never let the viewer off the hook. Over two consecutive evenings - Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December - Film4 is celebrating one of Hollywood's most exciting talents with four very different pictures that range across his 20-year career. And with Fincher having just turned 50 this year, it's very much a filmography that's still just getting started.

Our David Fincher Weekend promises precision-tooled filmmaking of the highest order - over two nights you won't find a single shot out of place, a sequence that hasn't been honed to perfection or an image that doesn't carry maximum impact. In the meantime, make sure you watch our video interviews - either here on the site or on the channel - to get more insight into Fincher's formidable creative process.

Friday 7th December

  • David Fincher

    David Fincher interview, 8.50pm

    David Fincher talks to Film4 about his F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room, 9pm

    In David Fincher's follow-up to Fight Club, a mother and daughter (Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart) are trapped in their new home's safe room by a gang of thieves

  • Bradd Pitt

    Fight Club interviews, 11.07pm

    David Fincher and Brad Pitt talk about the making of their anarchic 1999 thriller

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club, 11.10pm

    A controversial satire and a contemporary classic, David Fincher's film stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton as two very different men who trade blows while forging an unlikely bond

Saturday 8th December

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, 9pm

    Fincher and Fitzgerald's fascinating fable about a man who is born old and grows younger over time, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett

  • Alien3

    Alien 3, 12.10am

    Sigourney Weaver takes on the malignant extra terrestrial - and this time it's personal - in David Fincher's highly stylised, darkly atmospheric feature debut