I've just lost a great deal of respect for David Fincher. While the following comments don't lessen my appreciation of his unparalleled skill and craftsmanship, as well as the intellectual artistry he displayed with Seven
and Fight Club
, they do shed some harsh light on his opinions about pop culture and rock music in particular. The context of this quote is that Fincher is producing a film called Lords of Dogtown
, a fictional skateboarding movie to be directed by Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and written by Stacy Peralta of Dogtown and Z-Boys
"This is a movie about iconoclasts," said David Fincher, who will produce with Art and John Linson. "It is about youth and energy and anger and fulfillment. How could one not think of Fred Durst?"