Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, David Fincher and Neil Patrick Harris reveal details behind the movie ‘Gone Girl’.
In a recent interview with the cast and crew of ‘Gone Girl’, Neil Patrick Harris revealed what it was like working with the legendary filmmaker, David Fincher.
Neil Patrick Harris revealed Fincher’s famous filmmaking process of doing several takes of each scene.
“It weirdly didn’t feel redundant because he sets up these shots to run for the whole scene, so you’re not just doing 50 takes of one tiny little incremental part, you’re simmering this pot, so the first few takes are to get going and by the time you’re in the 10, 11, 12th takes, he’s giving notes to everyone,” Harris explains. “So it didn’t really feel like it’s your responsibility, like you keep fing it up, and if you were only doing it differently then you could move on. But you kind of get into this like flow of doing it start to finish, putting your jacket back on, putting your keys in your pocket, getting your wallet, out the door, couple notes, think about it ,and rolling, you’re back in it, you’re doing it again.” [Source]
Co-star Rosamund Pike also revealed that if you are an actor working with Fincher you should never bring your phone on set.
Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike recalls that she now has a collection of photos of Fincher giving her stern looks, which he would text her whenever he saw her checking her phone.
And when she discovered one of the creepy photos, Fincher says, Pike would look around horrified.
You can watch the three Cinemax segments below, including an interview with author-screenwriter Gillian Flynn: