Joshua Hale Fialkov

Purveyor of sheer awesomeness.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film, and television, including:

THE LIFE AFTER, THE BUNKER, PUNKS, ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, KING, PACIFIC RIM, THE ULTIMATES, I, VAMPIRE, and JEFF STEINBERG CHAMPION OF EARTH. He's also written for NBC's CHICAGO MED and SYFY's upcoming INCORPORATED.

Photograph by Heidi Ryder

Se7en

I did a rewatch of Se7en for one of the scripts I'm working on. Partially to make sure I'm not duplicating anything, but mostly to see how the very best of the genre was done. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer aside, there's never been a movie like this. Even Silence of the Lambs pales in comparison, I reckon. I remembered 2/3rds of the way through that I had a girlfriend in High School who was borderline obsessed with it, and I, in my cynical anti-Hollywood (and consequently anti-Brad Pitt) mindset just refused to sit through it. I must've finally watched it in college, thankfully, and it turned me around both on the Pitt and on Fincher. Although, it might've been 12 Monkeys that turned me around on Brad Pitt.

I'm talking about Brad Pitt too much aren't I?