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David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Production Designer on Recreating Hollywood’s Golden Era

David Fincher’s “Mank” is a visual feast. Shot in black and white, Fincher takes audiences back to the glorious days of Hollywood, as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz pens the screenplay to Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.”Production designer Donald Graham Burt is receiving awards buzz for his work on the film. Burt worked closely with costume designer […]

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The 50 best films of 2020, No 9: Mank

David Fincher’s take on how Citizen Kane was made caused controversy but his loving tribute to the writer Herman J Mankiewicz is a visually stunning triumphFollow our countdown of the 50 best films of 2020Even if Citizen Kane’s lustre has dulled a little, it is still the optimal symbol of what Hollywood can achieve when […]

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Watch David Fincher Movies: Where Each Film Is Streaming

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.With David Fincher’s long-awaited “Mank,” about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s quest to finish the screenplay for “Citizen Kane,” finally […]

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How Steven Soderbergh’s Only Complaint About ‘Mank’ Changed the Editing of a Key Scene

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Mank,” which streams on Netflix December 4.]David Fincher pal Steven Soderbergh often consults on early cuts of his movies (including the friendly product placement of Soderbergh’s imported Singani 63 brandy in “Gone Girl”) — and “Mank” was no different. Turns out Soderbergh’s only complaint about the “Citizen […]

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Mank: a death wish of a movie that could never live up to the legend of Orson Welles | David Thomson

Welles and writer Herman Mankiewicz created Citizen Kane through a titanic creative wrestling match – so Mank’s take is a feeble self-indulgenceWe are waiting in an age that believes in symptoms of malaise. We wonder if we might be slipping. The picture business feels dead on its feet. So it’s easier to suppose that the […]

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‘Mank’ Dp Erik Messerschmidt on Influence of Gregg Toland, Working With David Fincher

David Fincher’s keenly anticipated Netflix original “Mank” is a valentine to old Hollywood glamor in the shape of a character study of the larger-than-life screenwriter of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” Herman J. Mankiewicz, played with gusto by Gary Oldman.Speaking in an online seminar at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt described the production team’s […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Freaky,’ ‘Fatman’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’

With coronavirus cases surging around the country, Friday the 13th might not be the time to test your luck in theaters — though that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from serving up an unusually enticing slate of fresh releases exclusively in cinemas. From body-swap slasher movie “Freaky” to Mel Gibson’s nutzo Santa satire “Fatman,” the week’s new […]

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Senior Oscar Voters Will Love ‘Mank,’ David Fincher’s Return to Cinema Via Netflix

A valentine to Hollywood it’s not. “Mank” marks David Fincher’s return to the two-hour movie after a sojourn in Netflix series television. His 11th feature film came about when content execs Ted Sarandos and Cindy Holland asked their “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter” creator if he had something he’d always wanted to do.It turns out […]

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David Fincher Shares ‘Mank’ Sound Design Inspirations & It Involves Martin Scorsese’s Basement

In many ways, Mank feels like a departure from David Fincher’s usual aesthetic style. A black-and-white drama written by Fincher’s father, the late Jack Fincher, Mank is set in Hollywood in the 1930s and ’40s. It tells the story of alcoholic, troubled screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz’s (Gary Oldman) attempts to reignite his career by drawing from […]

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