Feature Four Frames

Four Frames: revisiting The Game, David Fincher’s under the radar thriller

The Game is a film about awareness and relationships, with Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas), a wealthy businessman protagonist who keeps the world at a considered distance. Van Orton reduces almost all relationships to services – an that fits the capitalist economy in which he operates. His world is constructed of near-hermetically sealed spheres: the private […]

Feature Thousand Words

On Location: Fury 161 in Alien 3 (David Fincher, 1992)

The setting for Alien 3 is a dank world devoid of sunlight and common sense. David Fincher’s first feature film is often overlooked despite the influence of H.R. Giger’s ultra-detailed sci-fi art that remains so emblematic of the first two instalments in the franchise. Despite the emphasis on recreating the harsh aesthetic of the Alien […]