Based on his first reactions to “Mank”, it seems that David Fincher has an Oscar in hand.
The first reactions to David Fincher’s “Mank” were from film critics and journalists and they were very strong, although the script’s dense storytelling didn’t seem like it would appeal to everyone. Netflix recorded 10 Oscar nominations for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” earlier this year in the upper and lower lines, and it looks like “Mank” may be heading towards a two-digit vote as critics Vase is passionately talking about its cinematography, design, costume and acting capabilities, notably Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried.
“Mank”; marks a dedicated project for Fincher, who has worked on the project before he debuted film director with “Alien 3” in 1992. Fincher’s father, journalist Jack Fincher , is the credible “Mank” screenwriter, although Fincher and Eric Roth spent the years remaking Jack’s original script over the years. The film stars Oldman as Oscar winner Herman J. Mankiewicz and follows the Hollywood screenwriter as he tries to finish the script “Citizen Kane”. The supporting cast includes Seyfried, Charles Dance, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard and Tom Burke.
As for Fincher, “Mank” marks a prominent return to filmmaking after 2014’s “Gone Girl.” The director spent some time working temporarily on a number of Netflix television projects, including the TV series. about the serial killer “Mindhunter” and the animated collection “Love Death + Robots.” Fincher’s relationship with Netflix originated in “House of Cards,” the streamer’s first in-house TV project that helped usher in the era of Netflix-original movies and TV series.
The Wrap’s Steve Pond writes: “Just say ‘Mank’ is a dense, pleasant movie and a kick (albeit a challenging one) for anyone interested in history. Hollywood. “It’s hard to imagine that ‘Mank’ wouldn’t be a strong Oscar contender. At this point, I would consider it a potential leader in a number of categories, including cinematography, film editing, art direction, origin point and maybe even image and director. “
Deadline’s Pete Hammond adds, “Expect nominations for Best Picture, Director, Oldman for Best Actor, an Amanda Seyfried revealed in Supporting Actress as Marion Davies, filming Erik Messerschmidt’s stunning black-and-white film, Donald Graham Burke Production Design, Trish Summerville’s Glamorous Costume Design, Kirk Baxter Film Editing, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores, plus makeup, sound and visual effects. There may also be Supporting Actor contenders, especially with Charles Dance’s Hearst and Arliss Howard’s Louis B. Mayer but they could be longer shots in a crowded year in that category. “
“Mank” will hit theaters on November 13, before it will be broadcast globally on December 4 on Netflix. Check out the reaction with the latest Fincher in the articles below.
MANK: Outstanding crafting skills and strong transformation from Amanda Seyfried, but also an obsession with picking and picking historical tidbits that would rank the very movies on the surface it was made. Plus stories about Upton Sinclair more than anyone ever needed. 🎥🍸
– Kate Erbland (@katerbland) October 30, 2020
#Mank is a sight to behold with each shot so meticulously elaborate that you’ll want to take regular pauses of the movie just to stare at it. A crazy and authentic comeback that lovers of classic movies will love. Are you a lover of provocative Hollywood stories? This is for you pic.twitter.com/39N7fLOOv5
– Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) October 30, 2020
MANK is an exceptional film maze, a thrilling and unpredictable approach to decoding Hollywood history in its own language. No, you won’t get the exact plot of CITIZEN KANE (& Orson appears relatively unscathed); You will get a noticeable window on what it means.
– erickohn (@erickohn) October 30, 2020
#Mank by David Fincher’s is phenomenal. Everything from great sound design to the great performances that make it one of the best movies of 2020. Movie lovers will LOVE this movie. pic.twitter.com/WmmAvgIJGJ
– Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) October 30, 2020
#MANK was beautifully captured. Erik Messerschmidt’s cinematography is very lush and Trish Summerville’s outfit is superb. This is a handcrafted party, and the scores of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are glorious. #MANK is finely crafted and visually pleasing. #OSCARS pic.twitter.com/h0FQOdFyyd
– Jazz Tangcay (@jazzt) October 30, 2020
Technically, #Mank has a lot to admire. Production, filming, audio and scores are the strongest factors and top picks for #Oscars.
This is an AP Film History course for movie enthusiasts, which may alienate some in general. Arliss Howard and Tom Pelphrey are the standout ones. pic.twitter.com/FQAQa66iA9
– Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) October 30, 2020
MANK isn’t really talking about creating Citizen Kane; that’s how Hollywood machines build up and quickly fall down. Fantastic script and construction, a technical feat, and a bizarre fit. All performed well but Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey and Amanda Seyfried stood out. #Mank pic.twitter.com/mWawolXQyE
– Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) October 30, 2020
I like that David Fincher’s dad got the credit for writing only the script on MANK (a good movie about how hard it is to be good)
– david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) October 30, 2020
David Fincher is in good shape with #Mank. It’s dazzling and intended for movie buffs. A shrewd, clever criticism of Hollywood’s golden age & evokes a dreamlike reverence for perfection. Seyfried is winning. Cinematic work by Erik Messerschmidt, a lavish love affair. Editor Kirk Baxter won the highest score pic.twitter.com/c6GsK2muN2
– Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) October 30, 2020
#Mank is the love letter to cinema we need urgently this year, and it is anchored by another great twist from Gary Oldman, as well as a truly captivating performance by Amanda Seyfried, who deserves worth every acting award. I love this movie.
– Joe Utichi (@joeutichi) October 30, 2020
David Fincher’s #Mank is a hell product. An intelligent, engaging ride to a bygone era. Explore Hollywood 30’s, political and ideal. Gary Oldman is perfect, Tom Pelphrey is impressive & Amanda Seyfried is awesome. Photography is gorgeous, magic point. A love letter. pic.twitter.com/yRcQUKBVLl
– Fico (@FicoCangiano) October 30, 2020
And yes, the filmmaking style is fun, but it’s hard to maintain enthusiasm for those things throughout a movie. “Wait, * other * disappeared! Whoa, it’s * still * mono! “
– Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) October 30, 2020