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The evolution of David Fincher did not begin with his directorial film debut Alien film, it began in 1984 when he started to direct music videos.
Now he directed 52 videos in all, and there’s no way I’m putting them all on this playlist because with some of the earlier ones, it is brutally obvious that Fincher needed to pay the rent.
What I’ve done instead is assembled a playlist highlighting his work in broad strokes, where you can visually see his style developing.
There are landmark videos here.
The llist of artists that begin to work with the director as he builds his music video portfolio from 1984-1988 crystallized when he directed Madonna in Express Yourself.
After their union, he became one of the most sought after music video directors in Hollywood.
For me, the first video I saw from Fincher’s work, I didn’t know who David Fincher was.
I watched that video over and over when it came out for its photography, editing, technique and post-apocalyptic Blade Runner meets Mad Max-esque style. It would be years before I would learn that it was directed by David Fincher.
Below are a selection of David Fincher’s Music Videos:
This is the list of videos in the above playlist. I’ve listed them all chronologically:
1988 | STING – Englishman In New York
1988 | JOHNNY HATES JAZZ – Shattered Dreams
1988 | PAULA ABDUL – Straight Up
1989 | JODY WATLEY – Real Love
1989 | MADONNA – Express Yourself
1989 | DON HENLEY – The End Of The Innocence
1990 | AEROSMITH – Janie’s Got A Gun
1990 | MADONNA – Vogue
1990 | BILLY IDOL – Cradle Of Love
1990 | BILLY IDOL – L.A. Woman
1990 | GEORGE MICHAEL – Freedom ’90
– Films Alien 3
1993 | MADONNA – Bad Girl
– Films Se7en
1996 | THE WALLFLOWERS – 6th Avenue Heartache
– Films The Game
– Films Fight Club
2000 | A PERFECT CIRCLE – Judith
– Films Panic Room
2005 | NINE INCH NAILS – Only
– Films Zodiac
– Films The Social Network
– Films The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
2013 | JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT. JAY Z – Suit & Tie
– Films “Gone Girl”