Cast and Crew: Howard Shore (Soundtrack); Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Roundtree, John C. McGinley, Kevin Spacey, Richard Portnow, Mark Boone Junior, Richard Schiff, Charles S. Dutton
What It’s About: Detectives David Mills (Brad Pitt) and Somerset (Morgan Freeman) investigate a criminal whose crimes are based upon the seven deadly sins.
Why Watch it Today?: Director David Fincher was born today in 1962. Se7en was his breakout film, after successful work as a music video director and a terrible début with the much interfered with Alien3. Se7en features the gritty, decaying urban feel of much of Fincher’s work, and is a good entry in the “genius serial killer” sub-genre popularized by Silence of the Lambs.