It might not be as publicized or as hotly anticipated a comeback as that of his creative partner Justin Timberlake's, but for old-school MTV junkies, the return of David Fincher to music video directing is arguably just as exciting. Before he became one of the best feature filmmakers of his generation, directing critically acclaimed mainstream smashes like Se7en and The Social Network, as well as cult classics like Fight Club and Zodiac, Fincher was also one of the greatest early music video auteurs, responsible for a good deal of the most iconic videos (for MTV's most iconic stars) of the late '80s and early '90s.
While Fincher was not averse to filming in color—videos like Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun," Madonna's "Express Yourself" and George Michael's "Freedom '90" were all incredibly vivid—his palette of choice was often black and white. So to see Fincher's recently released video for JT's "Suit & Tie" (his first in nearly a decade) take him back to B&W is a very welcome flashback for longtime fans of his work. For those desirous of a history lesson, or just looking for a refresher about some of Fincher's colorless classics, here's every black & white video he's ever helmed, in chronological order from Rick Springfield to Madonna to Justin Timberlake:
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