David Fincher

Though Steven Spielberg would like to be (See A.I. Artificial Intelligence), I believe David Fincher is the only true successor to Stanley Kubrick. Of the really great directors working today, (Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson come immediately to mind) only Fincher seems to possess the meticulous attention to detail, consistent choice of subject matter, and precise visual style. (Some would say cold. I wouldn’t be one of them.) Nowhere have I seem Fincher’s style, and by extension Kubrick’s, explained better than in this video masterclass “David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong.”