“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for. I agree with the second part.”
David Fincher’s Se7en is one of the most important films in my life, and I say that because I credit it for, in many ways, helping make me the movie lover that I am today. Mind you, I loved movies ever since I was a kid, especially horror movies, but it wasn’t until my brother showed me Se7en one night that I realized movies weren’t totally 100% my “thing.” From beginning to end, it had me glued to the screen. It terrified me. And by the end, it had completely blown my mind.
From that point forward, rarely a day went by where I wasn’t watching a movie.
Se7en is undoubtedly one of the great horror films of my time – and don’t you dare tell me it’s not a horror movie – and if you love it as much as I do, then oh boy do I have a treat for you today. Over the weekend, writer Andrew Kevin Walker tweeted out a link to the ENTIRE first draft he wrote for the 1995 film, which has to date only been seen by those close to the production.
— Andrew Kevin Walker (@andykevinwalker) January 9, 2017
I haven’t had the chance to read the whole thing yet, but I did check out the first few pages today while I sipped my morning coffee. The infamous shocker of an ending was included in the original draft, but the scene plays out a little differently. When Somerset tries to stop Mills from shooting John Doe, Mills ends up shooting Somerset in the shoulder, leading to a final scene that takes place after Somerset is dispatched from the hospital. It’s surely not the only difference between the script and the finished film, and I cannot wait to dig in and see what else was changed.
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