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Trope Talk is my way of dishing out and breaking down the timeless and the tiresome of cinema’s most recognizable tropes, archetypes and formulas. In honor of FTS’ David Finchuary month, I’m going to use this post to talk about the tropes of David Fincher: the stylistic and narrative markers that make him one of today’s most fascinating auteurs.

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Amon Goeth vs. Bill the Butcher
The Ultimate Villain Tournament is a bracket style competition that pits movie villain against movie villain. Bill the Butcher from Gangs of New York vs. Amon Goeth from Schindler’s List. Which baddie would be able to pull off his/her villainous scheme? Take a look at our character breakdowns and tell us who you think is the bigger threat.

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Norman Bates vs. Max Cady
The Ultimate Villain Tournament is a bracket style competition that pits movie villain against movie villain. Norman Bates from Psycho vs. Max Cady from Cape Fear. Which baddie would be able to pull off his/her villainous scheme? Take a look at our character breakdowns and tell us who you think is the bigger threat.

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Labor Day (2014) Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, & Gattlin Griffith. IMDB says: “Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. ”

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