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Overview

Seven by Nick Lacey, David Fincher

"This isn't going to have a happy ending." - Morgan Freeman as Detective Somerset in Se7en

  • Includes excerpts from original reviews of the film and provides a background to the film.
  • Includes biographies of key cast and crew and a cultural context for the movie.
  • Looks at production, key scenes & themes and techniques used in making the movie.
Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Discover how David Fincher lures the audience into his grisly thriller and what kind of ending studio executives really wanted. Understand what role lighting, camera shots and imagery plays in the overall effect and consider how Fincher constructed each scene. David Fincher's highly stylized film played an important role in his career as a director, find out how his directorship was key in creating a film which is both subversive and popular and how his films show great craftsmanship and depth. Read short biographies of the director, David Fincher, and actors Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. Get a bibliography of articles and books relating to the movie , a listing of cinematic terms and a discussion of several relevant genres including film noir, serial killer films, and horror. Written in a accessible style, Se&en is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike.

Nick Lacey has been teaching Media Studies since 1990, and the British Film Institute ahs published his Film as Product in Contemporary Hollywood (with Roy Stafford).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582452572
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.18(d)

Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND.

Trailer.

Reading Seven.

Key players' biographies.

Director as auteur.

II. NARRATIVE & FORM.

Story & plot.

Characters.

Theme: The seven deadly sins.

III. STYLE.

Mise-en-scene.

Set design & setting.

Lighting.

The Shot: Seeing.

Music.

Editing.

IV. CONTEXTS.

Ideology: ethnicity.

Cultural contexts.

Genre.

Hollywood.

Production history.

Audience.

Critical responses.

Bibliography.

Cinematic terms.

Credits.

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