David Fincher’s music video for Paula Abdul’s song “Straight Up”.
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
This song is the reason I went exclusively to listening to oldies in 89
I grew up in the 80s, and 80s music has a special place in my heart, but by the end of the 80s, music was crap, and Straight Up in solid rotation was killing me, so I turned off pop radio and went back to the oldies; Jefferson Airplane, The Animals, Iron Butterfly, The Doors. Finally in 91, Nirvana and Pearl Jam came along to save the music industry from itself.