The Auteur Perspective of David Fincher Public

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/honors_college_theses/0v838257w

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Director David Fincher’s films contain many distinct elements that set his work apart, but one of the most instantly recognizable elements is his visual style – specifically, his camerawork. The level of control and purposefulness that Fincher exhibits in his films qualify Fincher as the auteur, or “author,” of his films. This thesis will closely examine four of Fincher’s films that are indicative of his style in a given point in his career. The films that will be explored are Fight Club (1999), Zodiac (2007), The Social Network (2010), and Gone Girl (2014). Using the variation of auteur theory as laid out by American film theorist Andrew Sarris, this thesis will explore the signature elements of Fincher’s camera positioning, camera motion, and camera angling in order to qualify Fincher as an auteur. These elements will be analyzed in how they literally appear and in the narrative function they serve. Key Words: auteur theory, camera angle, camera movement, camera positioning, David Fincher, Fight Club, Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac
License
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Non-Academic Affiliation
Rights Statement
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2017-06-02T17:06:53Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2license_rdf: 1379 bytes, checksum: da3654ba11642cda39be2b66af335aae (MD5)KitamuraGarrettM2018.pdf: 285041 bytes, checksum: c0a9ad5d1907239536da60287c5ce4dd (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Steven Van Tuyl(steve.vantuyl@oregonstate.edu) on 2017-06-02T17:06:53Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 2license_rdf: 1379 bytes, checksum: da3654ba11642cda39be2b66af335aae (MD5)KitamuraGarrettM2018.pdf: 285041 bytes, checksum: c0a9ad5d1907239536da60287c5ce4dd (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Garrett Kitamura (kitamurg@oregonstate.edu) on 2017-06-01T21:51:56ZNo. of bitstreams: 2license_rdf: 1379 bytes, checksum: da3654ba11642cda39be2b66af335aae (MD5)KitamuraGarrettM2018.pdf: 285041 bytes, checksum: c0a9ad5d1907239536da60287c5ce4dd (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items