“Madonna is very crafty. Shes street-smart. The video directors who did the best work with her – romantic, amazing stuff like what Jean-Baptiste Mondino did – were the ones she allowed to take risks and the ones who made videos she would throw herself into.”
Director David Fincher – the man behind what we can easily consider among the best Madonna videos of all times, in an interview by Stephen Rebello on Playboy magazine.
“I made commercials to make money, but I did music videos as a kind of film school. I learned that the way to be with Madonna was to follow her impetus, because the artist in a music video is not only the star but also the studio. I could say to Madonna, I need you to do it again. I need you to stop blinking. I need you to get your fucking chin down. And I need you to be better. Whether it was Madonna, Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck, Im well aware that the work got financed because of them. But they needed to know I had to get them off their mark, get them to a place where it might get warm, because there might be friction.”