Did you know that David Fincher got his break into the film industry working on the special effects team for Return of the Jedi? Decades later, Fincher would turn down the opportunity to direct The Force Awakens.

What a Star Wars movie Fincher might have made. Here’s what he had to say about the franchise:

“I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves (C-3PO and R2-D2) who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.”

We can hear you wondering what this has to do with the above video essay, and to be honest the answer is that except for the fact that the above video essay is about David Fincher, the Fincher/Star Wars anecdote has very little to do with the above video essay. But man, what a Star Wars movie Fincher might have made.

Video essays. You know we like them. We know that you ought to like them. Otherwise, what are we all doing here? A good video essay offers you easy to digest but fascinating information on the greatest subject of them all – cinema. And honestly, we knew that David Fincher was pretty nuts about detail, but “David Fincher – Invisible Detail”, from the good folk over at kaptainkristian, does a pretty great job at illustrating how nuts he is about the details that will go unnoticed by most of his audience.

One last thing – Zodiac is a godarned masterpiece.