It’s not always easy to pinpoint what makes a David Fincher film a David Fincher film. The Gone Girl director has developed one of the most distinctive and precise styles in American movies, a style that relies on surgical precision and a profound understanding of cinematic language. But if you’re not a film scholar, identifying the building blocks of a David Fincher movie can be tricky. Lucky for us, Tony Zhou is a film scholar–a damn good one–and he’s assembled a visual essay that takes you deep inside Fincher’s singular style guide, from early classics like Se7en and the underrated The Game, to later hits like The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Noticeably absent from Zhou’s video is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which more and more is starting to feel like an aberration in the director’s sparkling career. Watch the video below, which includes a cameo from a young Tywin Lannister.