Art and passion are two entities distinctively different from each other, but always go hand in hand. Virginia Woolf wrote because she loved reading from a young age and saw writing as an escape. The same goes for Frida Kahlo and painting, or for director Jane Campion and filmmaking. Another renowned example we are seeing of the same is the Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and his love for animations, a discovery made during the time we saw the release of the first season of Love, Death, and Robots.
David Fincher and animation: a love story better than that of Romeo and Juliet
Yes, we realize that Romeo and Juliet both died by the end and that their time together barely lasted 5 days. Maybe this comparison isn’t too far off either, as Fincher currently doesn’t have many animation projects in his bag. The Oscar nominee has made a number of very impactful films. Some of these names include ones like Fight Club, Se7en, Gone Girl, Mank, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, among many others.
Fincher’s career includes a whopping number of 40 nominations at the Academy Awards, including three in the category of Best Director. Hence, fans were curious as to what this director prefers to watch after a tiring day of work. His answer, slightly shockingly, was “animation”.
Why this makes Love, Death, and Robots a special project
This anthology Netflix Original series certainly boasts a unique concept. But, the cherry on top is David Fincher and his love for animations. The man claims to be “a total wh*re for computer animation.” Fincher says that “visual storytelling that is not encumbered by compromised filmmaking at its highest” is his go-to. All of this is evident in Love, death, and Robots.
The series continues to bring stories to life in the most captivating manner. This Netflix series is known for its visceral viewing experience. This aspect of the series shows how it is precisely the kind of work Fincher prefers to watch and has now made.
Stream Love, Death, and Robots before season 3 appears on Netflix on May 20!