Not only does this video provide some insight into what makes Fincher one of the coolest directors working today, but it also presents some good lessons on shot choices and staging that I think are relevant to anyone who is interested in visual storytelling.
(The title, by the way, is a reference to this quote.)
— (noun) An untranslatable, Russian word – Vladimir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.” (via balphesian)