Arts Desk

David Fincher Alert

From the very bottom of The Washington Post's profile of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher:

He also emphasizes how much easier it is now to have intimate collaboration among far-flung members of a production [thanks to mobile technology]. “Every time there’s a new iPhone app,” he says, “I look at it and go, how can we apply this to what we do every day?” Here in Washington, he notes, associates have been scouting locations for his upcoming TV project “House of Cards” with an app that stitches individual photos into 360-degree panoramas.

He wants the politics-centered “House” to take viewers places they haven’t seen — “the steps behind the private exits, the tunnels that connect different buildings. What do those look like? What does the Mall look like underground? To be able to send people out with their cellphones, and they send you a high dynamic-range photo at eight megapixels, you kind of go, ‘Wow.’ ”

So if you see dudes taking pictures while spinning in a circle, they might be working for Fincher.

The Fincher-produced House of Cards will show through Netflix and stars Kevin Spacey. Back in July, Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Film Office head Crystal Palmer met with Netflix, Benjamin R. Freed reported at the time. The hope was to entice the program to film in the District, whose film incentive program is often overshadowed by those in Maryland, Virginia, and other cities. Looks like they had some success.

Speaking of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, its opening has been pushed up by five hours. Sony Pictures announced today that the much-anticipated film will now be in theaters at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20. D.C. tickets are on sale now.

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