In this inventive and atmospheric thriller, Morgan Freeman is veteran homicide detective William Somerset, newly paired with ambitious greenhorn David Mills (Brad Pitt) to investigate a series of strangely elaborate and grisly murders: an obese man forced to eat himself to death; another victim forced to cut off a pound of his own flesh; one tied down in bed for nearly a year, kept alive but slowly murdered; a beautiful model disfigured and induced to suicide. Theorizing the killer’s work may be some kind of murderous sermon, Somerset puts his library card to good use researching the seven deadly sins, hoping to catch the killer before he strikes again. –AFI
David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American music video and film director known for his dark and stylish portraits of the human experience, particularly Fight Club (film) and Se7en.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Fincher was raised in Marin County, California. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in his teens where he graduated from Ashland High School.
Inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Fincher began making movies at age eight with an 8 mm camera. Filmmaking seemed the perfect outlet for a kid who could spend all day drawing and loved to make sculptures, take pictures and tape-record. Fincher eschewed the film school route, getting a job loading cameras and doing other hands-on work for John Korty’s Korty Films. He next got a job at Industrial Light and Magic in 1980 with his first screen credit being for Return of the Jedi, and stayed until 1984. He left ILM to direct a dark commercial for the American Cancer Society, a grim hint of things to come, showing… read more
Brilliant Fincher movie. This is one of the movies that you'll like when you first see it but will find absolutely great when you watch it a second time.
Two sardonic visual gags on the nature of recognition from the serial killer cinema of Dario Argento and David Fincher.
It’s been a while since David Fincher created a surreal story that provides a relief. He had Zodiac which is about the characters dilemma on the crime. Now, he had Seven read review