Re: The Dark Knight: Oscar Bound?
If Fincher won a Best Directing Oscar, my nuts would explode.
I haven't seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button yet, it's my Christmas Theater Experience (TM) this year, but I'll assume it's great...since pretty much everything Fincher has ever done is great.
And while I won't say he deserves it more than anyone else for individual films, 'cause like I said, I haven't seen his contender this year, in the pantheon of "career Oscars," he deserves it far more than Nolan or pretty much anyone else does at this point...except maybe Mann or DePalma.
Brian De Palma is a fine director who needs a comeback film.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be debunked.
(Paraphrasing Dr. Carl Sagan)