David Fincher almost walked
away from making movies after his directorial debut on Alien 3, a film
that was panned by critics and by the man himself. Studio interference and
multiple rewrites led to Fincher later disowning the film and returning to directing
commercials and music videos.
That was until the script for Se7en came across his desk and brought him back to the movie business. And
thank God it did, as Fincher has gone on to become one of the most respected
directors of his generation, with Se7en still remaining a fan-favourite from
his filmography to this day.
Released 25 years ago, Se7en
revolutionised the thriller genre and became one of the '90s most iconic movies.
It is fondly remembered for the shocking surrender of serial killer John Doe and
the gripping ‘What’s in the box?’ closing sequence.
Oh yeah, spoilers by the way.
Although if you haven’t seen it in the last quarter of a century and clicked on
this article, then that’s really on you.
But even for those familiar
with the film, Se7en is littered with subtle clues and hidden Easter eggs that
even the most avid fans of the movie may have missed.