David Fincher’s “Mank” look like 1940s, which waited so long for re-evaluation

David Fincher
David Fincher

Due to the meticulous post-production process, the film’s soundtrack also exudes the cracks and pops of old Hollywood movies.

Since David Fincher’s “Mank” was set in Hollywood in the 1930s and early 1940s, the director wanted the film to look and feel the same.

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This film is in the eyes of the stern social critic and the alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz competing for the “Citizen Kane” Orson Welles script. Re-evaluation.

David Fincher’s “Mank” look like 1940s,
David Fincher’s “Mank” look like 1940s,

Therefore, “Mank” won an Oscar in a limited theater performance and was released on Netflix on December 4, bringing you into that period through visual and sound design.

Fincher recently appeared in an extensive interview in New York Magazine Speaking of this.

Fincher said: “Ren Klyce is a sound designer.

A few years ago, I started talking about how we made this feel like it was found in the UCLA archives or Martin Scorsese’s basement.”

It sounds like the 1940s:

“Everything is the same. After compression, it sounds like the 1940s. The music was recorded with an older microphone, so there is hiss and wheezing on the edges you get it from the strings, but most of it is from brass that you hear is a revival house-an old movie theater.

It sounds like the 1940s
It sounds like the 1940s

Fincher added that the downgrade process of sound design delayed the post-production process for longer than expected.

David Fincher’s “Mank” look like 1940s, which  waited so long for re-evaluation
David Fincher’s “Mank” look like 1940s, which waited so long for re-evaluation

Digging holes and cigarette butts:

 To make it feel the same, we may lose two-thirds of the resolution, and then we only scratched a little, digging holes and cigarette butts.”

In another era dating back to Hollywood, “Mank” also has a reel that is seen throughout the old celluloid print pattern in movie theaters.

 They are so small that you can hardly hear them. It ended up being called bronze by us, these tiny bursts the sound and crackling happened, and it was very beautiful.”

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After “Lost Girl” in 2014, “Mank” is the return of Fincher’s long-awaited feature film. Oscar-winner Gary Oldman starred in “Dark Hour” as the Hollywood screenwriter Mankiewicz.

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