David Fincher on multiple takes

DAVID FINCHER, responding to Jake Gyllenhaal’s complaints about shooting up to 90 takes per scene for Zodiac:

I hate earnestness in performance. Usually by Take 17 the earnestness is gone.

Excerpted from “Lights, Bogeyman, Action” by David M. Halbfinger, The New York Times, February 18, 2007