Why David Fincher’s Editor Spent Three Weeks Cutting Together ‘Social Network’ Opening

Why David Fincher’s Editor Spent Three Weeks Cutting Together ‘Social Network’ Opening
While David Fincher’s preference for filming multiple takes puts pressure on his cast and production crew (see Amanda Seyfried’s revelation that one “Mank” sequence was filmed nearly 200 times), it might create the most challenges for his editors. How do you stay sane while crafting the perfect David Fincher scene from dozens upon dozens of take? Patience helps. Editor Angus Wall has worked with Fincher on nearly every film from “Seven” through “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” winning Oscars for Best Film Editing thanks to his work on “The Social Network” and “Dragon Tattoo.” Over the years, Wall has developed the perfect method for editing through Fincher’s multiple takes.

Speaking to The Ringer, Wall said more times than not he is editing together multiple takes of a different scene into one finished version as opposed to just using Fincher’s final take or most preferred single take.
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