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Michael Wood: ‘The Social Network’

4 November 2010
The Social Network 
directed by David Fincher.
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... DavidFincher’s The Social Network, which tells the story of Facebook, is fast and intelligent and mean, a sort of screwball comedy without the laughs. It’s written by Aaron Sorkin, whose credits include The ...

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Michael Wood: ‘Gone Girl’

22 October 2014
Gone Girl 
directed by David Fincher.
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... doesn’t remember the camera working then, only the verbal apparatus remembers that. This is a way of describing some of the difficulties Gillian Flynn had in adapting her slick novel Gone Girl for DavidFincher’s film of the same name. The novel alternates between two stories, a husband’s and a wife’s. Neither is entirely telling the truth, but both are telling us plenty, and novels love this ...

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Michael Wood: ‘The Ghost Writer’, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

22 April 2010
The Ghost Writer 
directed by Roman Polanski.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
directed by Niels Arden Oplev.
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... trilogy (the others are The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest), coolly directed by Niels Arden Oplev; an American version is apparently in the works, to be made by DavidFincher. There are some good performances here, especially by Noomi Rapace as the glamorously mean and punky Lisbeth Salander, but the real interest of the film in relation to The Ghost Writer is in ...

Going Wrong

Michael Wood

7 March 1996
Casino 
directed by Martin Scorsese.
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Heat 
directed by Michael Mann.
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Seven 
directed by David Fincher.
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... is a violent, submerged affection for your enemy. I don’t mean this is (necessarily) what Scorsese and Mann thought they were doing, but it is what the manner of their directing solemnly suggests. DavidFincher’s Seven is rather different, since it has a clever plot and enough violent action for a whole series of movies, and certainly isn’t an essay. But it doesn’t see itself as just gory ...

Everyone Loves Her

Will Frears: Stieg Larsson

16 December 2010
Stieg Larsson, My Friend 
by Kurdo Baksi.
MacLehose Press, 143 pp., £14.99, 0 85705 021 4
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... been increasingly successful at the box office, and naturally Hollywood has been paying attention. Daniel Craig has been signed up for the American remake of the first film, which will be directed by DavidFincher. The quest to find Lisbeth Salander took on Scarlett O’Hara proportions; the role has been filled with attendant fanfare by Rooney Mara, who was introduced to the world in Fincher’s last ...

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