Mar 20 2009

10 Music Videos Directed by David Fincher

Published by at 9:00 am under Movies,Uncategorized

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Before he was nominated for Best Director and directing films such as Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Unreality favorite David Fincher was directing music videos.  Fincher’s talent and style were recognizable even back then; the use of  flashlights in Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun” – a Fincher trademark – foreshadowed his incredible use of lighting in his feature films.  Fincher’s music videos all have a tone and atmosphere of their own but still maintain a certain feel that lets you know it was Fincher’s work.  Fincher must have enjoyed directing music videos, evidenced not only by the dozens of videos on his resume, but also by the fact that in 2005, he took some time to direct Nine Inch Nails’ “Only.”  Speaking of Nine Inch Nails, “Closer” is one of the best videos I’ve ever seen, and it was directed by Mark Romanek, who has just recently made the jump to feature film.  It will be interesting to see if he can become as esteemed as Fincher while developing a style all his own.  In the meantime, enjoy 10 music videos directed by one of the best directors working today, David Fincher.

Nine Inch Nails – Only

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgt_WDjbO0o

Billy Idol – Cradle of Love

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FT3u-lhg4

Steve Winwood – Roll With It

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWptXUblA4E

Aerosmith – Janie’s Got a Gun

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVKdLQnfSJs

Paula Abdul – Straight Up

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5A3yF0bjLo

Madonna – Express Yourself

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gk4dR4S2kE

George Michael – Freedom 90

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqAedBXP6ys

Sting – Englishman in New York

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQQkI4W6_r8

Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted Snake

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN-Qq2umKZo

The Hooters – Johnny B

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_zkfjVs9M





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9 Responses to “10 Music Videos Directed by David Fincher”

  1. aaronon 23 Mar 2009 at 8:49 am

    i just reallized for the firs time that the guy in the billy idol video is doing an old impression for us:
    - sweaty….check
    -clumsy……check
    -no social skills….check
    -people obviosuly laugh AT him…check

    its kennedy from physics!

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  3. [...] I’ve kind of been on a music video kick lately, ruminating about how it’s a lost art form and whatnot, and I started thinking about notable [...]

  4. [...] a week ago, I posted 10 music videos directed by David Fincher.  I’m sure you knew, however, that Fincher isn’t the only film director who has [...]

  5. Mojoon 29 May 2009 at 7:23 am

    “Mark Romanek, who has just recently made the jump to feature film.” Are you sure? What about Static (1986) and One Hour Photo (2002)?

  6. [...] a Extracine). Primero: la dirige David Fincher, director al que le sigo el rastro desde que hacía videos musicales, y vi todas sus películas, entre las que destacan “Se7en” y “Fight Club”, ambas son obras [...]

  7. [...] a Extracine). Primero: la dirige David Fincher, director al que le sigo el rastro desde que hacía videos musicales, y vi todas sus películas, entre las que destacan “Se7en” y “Fight Club”, ambas son obras [...]

  8. Mojoon 03 Jul 2010 at 8:36 am

    You missed Michael Jackson’s “Who Is It”.

  9. CRBon 06 Dec 2010 at 11:52 pm

    you forgot “Who Is It” by Michael Jackson–and not the “greatest hits cobbled together into a crappy video” version, but the version involving a call girl.

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