About this commentary
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- Seven (2)
- 2009.Sep.21 / 8pm
Sevenby: Down.in.Front • tags: 1990s • feature • free • directed by: David.Fincher • stars: Brad.Pitt • Gwyneth.Paltrow • Kevin.Spacey • Morgan.Freeman
with: Brian.Finifter • Ryan.Wieber • Teague.Chrystie • Trey.Stokes
Hey everybody, Teague here. Rarely does a movie come along that single-handedly revitalizes a genre. Once one does, a wave of sub-par imitators is bound to follow, and sure enough, we’re only now emerging from a decade-long necklace of crappy Se7en knockoffs.
(Fortunately, we now have superhero movies. Good trend, guys.)
Ryan Wieber subs in for Dorkman in this commentary for the David Fincher film that made us all realize we had a David Fincher on our hands.
[re: title sequence] I know a guy who worked on it. And, incidentally, he also worked on The Passion of the Christ. Wow. [laughs] … ‘Let’s have lunch. I wanna hear more.’ ‘Do you need a hug?’— Down in Front,
Fight Club takes place in that same it’s-always-raining-and-everyone-lives-in-an-apartment-that-should-be-condemned world as this movie does.— ,
[re: library] Here’s this brick-and-mortar Wikipedia thing. … Do you think if the Internet was an actual building, … the architecture would be that beautiful? [laughter] I think it would look like Hot Topic and Legoland.— ,
Unlike other movies … it’s amazing how this movie pulls back just enough. … It makes perfect sense that 10 years later Saw would just come in with the exact same idea but— Just put it all on screen.— Down in Front,
It’s kind of amazing that we ended up with a movie out of this and not seven murders. [laughter] Yeah. Andrew Kevin Walker finished this and was like, ‘I’m done’ as opposed to ‘This is awesome! I need to just do this!‘— Down in Front,
Kern Avenue and Vernon Avenue. Are those Los Angeles roads? They are. That’s down south of downtown. … It’s in the LA River and bridges zone. … Graffiti district.— Down in Front,
[re: Mills] Then we have an entire new hero for Seven 2: Fourteen: Even Sevener. … He basically just goes after the seven most virtuous people he knows and congratulates them with a trophy made out of plastic.— Down in Front,