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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Top 10 Funny Moments in David Fincher's films
|By Sati.||Wednesday, September 3, 2014||David Fincher, David Fincher Blog Event, Fight Club, lists, Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Zodiac|
One of the most amazing things in Fincher's movies is that as dark as they may be they miraculously manage to have hilarious, sometimes even laugh out loud funny moments. Whether it's Robert Downey Jr.'s character genius lines in Zodiac, Tyler pissing and - doing worse things - into people's soup in Fight Club or snarky Harvard president being absolutely dismissive of his students, Fincher's films have really wonderful moments of humor which I always appreciate.
I hate tonally black and white films - just because something is a thriller doesn't mean you have to sit there stewed in dark tension for 2 hours straight. So let's take a look at some of the funniest moments in Fincher's films.
I'm sure Gone Girl will bring a few of those as well. Tyler Perry's "would you look at this stupid motherfucker incriminating himself?" looks at Ben Affleck are already so funny and we just saw a little bit of that in trailers.
(I didn't bother rewaching Alien 3 for this, though, I'm sure there are some great moments of unintentional humor, Benjamin Button was shockingly devoid of funny bits despite all its warmth, the funniest thing about Panic Room was Jared Leto's acting and The Game, while did have few golden moments of Douglas being disgusted, didn't make the cut)
10. Asleep - Se7en
This image of Mills and Somerset sleeping while waiting for the results of the forensics is certainly one of the memorable moments in the dark thriller.
9. The Marked Man - Zodiac
Paul's drunken/hazy state as he talks to his confused boss going on and on how he is the marked man for Zodiac killer because he sent him bloodied cloth and threatened his life. Downey's whole performance in the movie is just terrific and as usual filled with the actor's charm and sense of humour.
8. Dante - Se7en
Relieved Mills finds out Somerset wants to help him and he left him some clues. But then Mills realizes that Dante's writing isn't really to his liking.
7. Shorty - Zodiac
Shorty is a wonderful comic relief character in Zodiac, but the best part is him and Paul watching TV when the Zodiac supposedly calls the studio. You said it!
6. I didn't do that - Se7en
Perhaps the only time I laughed so soon after the words 'dead dog' were uttered.
5. Fuck me. Fuck me. Fuck me. - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The code word in this one is just brilliant. It comes in so unexpectedly and the fact that Craig is delivering it, who plays this good, kind, sorta clumsy guy only adds to the hilarity. It's just the perfect code - you can just imagine it's what Lisbeth said to him after he asked -
'What's the code word?'
*shrugs*. Fuck me.
4. The Fight - Fight Club
Fight Club is filled with hilarious moments but Norton's fight with his boss - or to say more accurately - him fighting himself - as his boss is watching, horrified, was close to winning here. How many of you daydreamed about doing something like this?
3. The Chicken - The Social Network
The story of the chicken Eduardo was taking care of and one day, with no sinister thought in his head, fed him some....chicken is referred to several times in the movie. But the best part comes when Eduardo finally freaks out - don't fish eat the other fish?!
2. Punch me in the face - The Social Network
Here's the thing - Larry Summers admitted to being even more rude in reality than he was in this scene. Can you imagine? Anyways, his total contempt for both the rules of Harvard and the brothers Winklevoss makes for totally hilarious scene. I wish I had Anne of my own to say it to several times a day.
1. Lou - Fight Club
There really aren't the words to describe this scene. When the owner of the bar, Lou, comes down to the basement to throw the guys out, Tyler takes a stand. Lou beats the shit out of him, but Tyler keeps getting back for more until it's him on top of Lou, getting his word that they can continue to come to the bar and fight in the basement. How did he accomplish that? I wouldn't say it was pacifist attitude.
It was batshit crazy attitude.
The cherry on top? When Lou is leaving and his bodyguard pulls a gun on the Fight Club. A gun, because what he witnessed was so messed up his first response is to pull a gun on a bunch of unarmed men and Tyler, covered with blood, lying on the ground.
I should probably be disturbed but that scene always cracks me up.
YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN LOU!
YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN!