Dnevni arhiv: 17. decembra, 2015

We Are Not What Was Intended: Meaning and Nihilism in David Fincher’s Se7en

Stephen Mulhall

I’m very pleased that the following remarks will appear in Slovene translation to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Seven – David Fincher’s second film. That anniversary is well worth marking, not only because of the inherent interest of the film itself, but because it amounted to a successful re-commencement of Fincher’s career as a film director (after the unhappy experience of making his first film Alien³), and so the second beginning of a series of major cinematic works which inhabit and exploit the resources of mainstream Hollywood movie-making to subversive effect (each film finding its own beautiful way of framing and screening powerfully transgressive impulses).