From the director of The Social Network…

Posted on July 21, 2010

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SE7EN | David Fincher (1995)

Without a doubt my favourite genre in cinema is the psychological thriller, yet because the majority of films within the genre rely on a twist at the end i can’t normally bring myself to a repeat viewing. Se7en is, however, a different story. The direction of David Fincher and the acting chops of Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt is a big factor as to why this film is so watchable. The cinematography always remains subdued, yet never depressing or dull, which is quite a feat considering the nature of the storyline. The movie holds an 8.6 rating and is 28 on it’s IMDB top 250 list. All for a very good reason.

Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow | Se7en (1995)

Morgan Freeman | Se7en (1995)

‘Sloth’, one of the seven deadly sins | Se7en (1995)

One of John Doe’s victims | Se7en (1995)

Brad Pitt drinking detective coffee | Se7en (1995)

Morgan Freeman | Se7en (1995)

If you love Se7en you should also consider checking out Fincher’s other work. Thrillers like ‘The game‘, ‘Fight Club‘, ‘Panic Room’ and ‘Zodiac‘ are also moody, dramatic and beautifully filmed. His new film ‘The Social Network’ which is causing quite a flutter right now is particularly interesting. In the hands of any director i just wouldn’t expect a film about the beginnings of facebook to be, well, any good. I’m only going to shell out the ticket price because i actually trust David Fincher to do something great with it. The full trailer that also just popped up only confirms my hopes for this movie.

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