Objective. Discuss how far David Fincher fits the label of ‘auteur’. What is an auteur?. Definition in 50 words maximum. Does your definition include the following words...?. Distinctive Crew Unique Style Similar Format Messages Values Director Producer
Identifiable Emotional response
French – auteur = “author”
It’s not the same as ‘director’ (in French, that’s a ‘realisateur’ – someone who brings the film to life)
In the same way, author is not the same as writer – anyone can write, but being an auteur is something different and special
Similarities in subject matter / actors / visual styles?
How do the films’ messages link to Fincher’s experience directing TV adverts and music videos?
Do the films suggest personal investment on Fincher’s part?
Why have the posters been chosen? How do they reveal a cinematic style?