Panic Room

"I spent the last 12 years of my life building these rooms specifically to keep out people like us."

We’ve made it to the middle of the Fincher-Fest, movie lovers!  This week, join us as we talk about his one-location movie, “Panic Room.”  Falling right between “Fight Club” and “Zodiac”, this movie really marks a turning point for David Fincher’s films—starting here, he moves into the land of digital cinema (mostly) and finds a more controlled approach to his storytelling.  Join us as we talk about the trials and tribulations that went into getting this film made — an impending writers’ strike, last minute actress and supporting actress replacements, a seemingly simple script that redefined complexity of camerawork on the set, and a six-month production schedule that had to work around not only Jodie Foster’s pregnancy going from 1st to 3rd term, but also Kristin Stewart — then not so famous for being Bella in “Twilight” — growing from being shorter than Jodie Foster to being taller than her.  This in a film that takes place over the course of one night for the most part.  It’s a tense, claustrophobic, well-paced thrill ride that’s worth taking, and we have a blast talking about it.  Listen in!