David Fincher discusses Oscar chances, “too much anal”


When a director can be self-aware and laugh about it, it’s a beautiful thing. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director/generally awesome guy David Fincher has pin-pointed why exactly he thinks they won’t win an Oscar at the next Academy Awards: “There’s too much anal rape in this movie…I think we’re very safe.”

Fincher also says that he’s not really going to campaign for it either, like some other movies we know. “We didn’t gear up for it last time, either.” It’s not that he’s opposed to it, of course. “When it came to Benjamin Button, I wanted it for Brad [Pitt] more than Brad wanted it for himself,” he says.” The same goes for his pal Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network. “I thought that kid f—ing brought it, and I was incredibly thankful to be able to be there and record that performance. It’s an exceptionally brave and tremendous performance. When a movie is celebrated in whatever way, I think it’s bad form not to engage in some way, because people shower you with goodwill. It seems only polite to acknowledge it and be thankful for it. And then there’s 90 percent of it that is, ‘If you’re going to do this Q&A, you have to do this Q&A. if you’re going to do this, you have to do that.’”

I am tremendously excited for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, especially after having seen the original and then having read all three books in the trilogy. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross doing the soundtrack only sweetens the deal. Fincher’s a tremendous talent and he has some real star power behind this. Even with all the sodomy and violence against women, I really can’t imagine Dragon Tattoo getting snubbed.

What do you guys think?

[Via EW.com]