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Author Topic: David Fincher's ZODIAC  (Read 10941 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2007, 09:22:47 PM »

I honestly loved Zodiac enough to buy it. I didn't know what to expect of it, but after watching it I was thoroughly pleased. Great direction (David Fincher of the excellent Se7en) acting, and a fast paced, strong storyline. And the violence at the beginning was very brutal and well done. Overall, a film well worth seeing or buying. And The Dirty Harry references were welcome as well.

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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2008, 06:22:20 AM »

Interesting interview with David Fincher here where he talks about Zodiac and refers to Dirty Harry:
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2008, 03:45:28 PM »

      Hello again folks.   This is Scorpio speaking.  Just kidding.  Sorry I haven't posted in so long.  Been very busy...

      Well, I finally rented Zodiac last week, and I agree, it was a very good film.  Excellent ambiguous ending.   The continuous titles in the beginning got to be a bit tedious, but they do help to convey the pace of events with regard to this case in the late '60's & early '70s.  It did bring back a lot of memories for me personally, having been about 5 years of age in Bay Area when this maniac got started.  I still have dim memories of the school buses being escorted home by police back in '69.

      The Zodiac was basically our "Bogeyman" back in those days.  You know the stories --check under your bed at night to make sure he isn't under there... etc., etc.   Yes, I also liked the scenes in the moviehouse from Dirty Harry.  I guess Warner Bros. decided to do this, in lieu of doing another DH...  ;)

      Anyways, they did a fine job with it.  It is an accurate account of this serial murderer and the unsolved case that it remains to this day.   The actors & art directors did a nice job with this period piece as well.  Jake Gyllenhaal has probably never seen a real pay phone booth in his life though !!  Hard to imagine a world without computers and cell phones now...  Those days almost seem like the dark ages --compared to what we've got now.

     One more thing: 

      Hollywood couldn't have dreamed  up a better screenplay for a murder mystery.  A well told story and a job very nicely done.



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