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What David Fincher’s Fascination With Serial Killers Tells Us About His Filmmaking

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There are plenty of films about serial killers, but very few filmmakers who have shown as consistent an interest in them as David Fincher. Since his second feature, 1995’s Seven, established him among our major directors — and provided one of the most disturbing portraits of a fictional serial killer ever made — Fincher has revisited the subject twice in film, with 2007’s Zodiac and 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Now, as the executive producer and director of four episodes of the Netflix series Mindhunter, Fincher hasn’t just gone back to the well. He’s plunged deeper than ever into it.

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Mindhunter: David Fincher’s Fascination With Serial Killers – Vulture

Photo: Merrick Morton/Netflix

There are plenty of films about serial killers, but very few filmmakers who have shown as consistent an interest in them as David Fincher. Since his second feature, 1995’s Seven, established him among our major directors — and provided one of the most disturbing portraits of a fictional serial killer ever made — Fincher has revisited the subject twice in film, with 2007’s Zodiac and 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Now, as the executive producer and director of four episodes of the Netflix series Mindhunter, Fincher hasn’t just gone back to the well. He’s plunged deeper than ever into it.

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Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/david-fincher-serial-killers-mindhunter-seven-zodiac.html

Review: Netflix and David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ is a beautiful but listless crime drama

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‘Fight Club’ star Holt McCallany talks reuniting with David Fincher for Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’
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There’s a lot to unravel in Mindhunter.

The new Netflix series (streaming Friday, ** ½ out of four) comes from Gone Girl director David Fincher and follows two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) in the 1970s whose work helps develop the practice of criminal profiling.

Based in part on former FBI agent John Douglas and writer Mark Olshaker’s 1996 non-fiction book, Mindhunter likely will please fans of Fincher and true crime. It’s slow-burning, dark, dense, graphic and character-driven. Its shots are moody and well-composed. And its heroes — Groff’s

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From Charlize Theron and David Fincher, ‘Mindhunter’ delves into the darker corners of the criminal mind

To meet Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, stars of the Netflix series “Mindhunter,” you’d never suspect they recently spent 10 long months consumed with the darkest reaches of the human psyche.

Groff, a charmer known for playing the lead in HBO’s “Looking” and King George in the original Broadway version of “Hamilton,” laughs generously as McCallany, a seasoned character actor and gabby raconteur with a booming voice, shares a story about training to throw out the first pitch at a Mets game.

Yet given their obvious rapport, it’s easy to see why they were cast as the leads in “Mindhunter,” which debuts Friday. The psychological drama, executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, follows a pair of trailblazing FBI agents as they interrogate notorious real-life murderers in an effort to understand — and maybe prevent — the senseless urge to kill.

Groff stars as Holden Ford, a clean-cut but open-minded young agent

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Mindhunter: David Fincher’s Netflix drama cuts to the heart of 1970s serial-killers

Mindhunter debuts on Netflix on October 13

Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid.

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me’,” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security cameras on his house.”

In the slow-burning 1970s crime drama, Groff co-stars with Holt McCallany

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David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored over the course of the series: what makes heinous criminals do the things they do?

The answer is likely to be multifaceted and elusive, and if the two episodes screened for review ahead of the series launch on Friday are anything to go by, rather harrowing, too.

Based on the real-life experiences of former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, the show charts the inception of the FBI’s criminal profiling programme in the late 1970s, as detailed in his book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Many of the crimes, which are shocking and brutal, are real; as are the murderers involved – and while the Gone Girl director manages to sprinkle in some bleak humour, the darkness is almost all-consuming. For this reason, a binge-watch is almost out of

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter,’ from David Fincher, cuts to the heart of 1970s serial killers

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Jonathan Groff sang ‘Frozen,’ ‘Hamilton’ on set of Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’
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NEW YORK — Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid. 

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me,’ ” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security

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Prepare to be chilled by David Fincher’s Mindhunter

Debuting this week on Netflix, chilling 10-part crime thriller Mindhunter is the latest offering from legendary director David Fincher.

Inspired by retired FBI agent John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s 1996 New York Times bestseller, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series is set in 1979 and charts the relentless efforts of two FBI agents who profile some of America’s most notorious serial killers in a bid to shed light on similar cases.

Working in the behavioural science unit, agents Holden Ford (Looking’s Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) — who are loosely based on Douglas, considered the pioneer of criminal profiling, and Robert K. Ressler, who is said to have coined the term serial killers — travel between various police stations around the US to share FBI techniques.

Watch the Trailer for David Fincher and Charlize Theron’s New Netflix Show Mindhunter

Netflix is dropping a creepy new series just in time for Halloween.

Mindhunter, a detective drama executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, explores the psyche of some of America’s most infamous serial killers. Netflix released a full-length trailer for the show on Tuesday.

Based on the nonfiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the show follows a pair of FBI agents in 1979 who interview and analyze

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Be Excited For David Fincher’s New Netflix Series, ‘Mindhunter’

Check out the above trailer for David Fincher’s new series for Netflix, and tell me you’re not excited.

Mindhunter is set to explore the seminal years of criminal profiling, more specifically, the profiling of possibly the most popular monster in fiction, the serial killer. David Fincher has already created two of the greatest films in the serial killer genre; the over-the-top yet terrifying Seven, and the slower, more thoughtful Zodiac.

The antagonist of Seven is the quintessential “genius sociopath.” He’s the guy who’s always one step ahead of the cops, who slowly unveils a master plan using mutilated corpses as visual aides. When it comes to the fictional serial killer, nothing beats Seven.

Zodiac went in a very different direction, exploring the still unsolved case of the “Zodiac killer.” On paper, the Zodiac killer sounds like a fictional supervillain, due to his habit of writing taunting letters to the law enforcement agents

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2017/08/01/be-excited-for-david-finchers-new-netflix-series-mindhunter/