Thursday, October 9, 2008

Operation Screenshot (Films of the 2000s): David Fincher's Zodiac (2007)

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10 comments:

Keith said...

I've been wanting to see this film. I know I've got it on my Netflix queue.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith...it's amazing, hope you enjoy it.

J.D. said...

I'm a huge fan of this film (obviously) so it is nice to see you giving it a visual shout-out. I particularly love the shot of the Golden Gate Bridge enshrouded in fog. Such a great visual. This is an incredible film and one that only improves over time. Definitely my fave Fincher film, displacing FIGHT CLUB which used to be my fave of his.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks JD,
I would need a three sided coin to toss up to pick my favorite Fincher film between this one, SEVEN and FIGHT CLUB...I appreciate the comments. I tbink the guy is phenomenal.

Rain said...

I really liked the movie a lot too, since it's about two things I'm fascinated with: the Zodiac Killer and San Francisco, my hometown.

I like that you included the shot of the Northpoint Theater (they shot the actual exterior of the theater, although it isn't a theater anymore). It was one of my favorite theaters in the city. A huge single screen moviehouse where I saw "Poltergeist" about 8 times one summer.

I mention it a bit in this post, when I saw a secret sneak preview of "Indiana Jones and the Las Crusade," and a certain famous someone was sitting in the seat behind me...

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Rain for the nice comments and cool info...I have added a link to your blog in the links section. Thanks again..

Steve Langton said...

The 2 disc spec ed has just hit the shelves here(at long last)and I look forward to diving into the extras when cash permits I can actually afford to buy it. Good to see you chose it in this section of your blog. It's a great film, and after I've viewed it some more it may just rival Fight Club as my fave Fincher to date.

Ned Merrill said...

Love the vintage Paramount logo that Fincher used! I wish that the Warner logo was a more period appropriate one. I'm speaking, of course, of the circular Warner Communcations logo. From what I understand, Fincher did have quite a time just getting the approval to use them. On a similar note, David Gordon Green used the early 80s UA logo for his underrated UNDERTOW.

I was blown away by ZODIAC and it was a pleasant surprise considering I am not a fan of FIGHT CLUB although I did quite enjoy THE GAME, SEVEN, and to a lesser extent PANIC ROOM. This is definitely one to revisit again and again. Probably my favorite film from 2007.

Ibetolis said...

Great Choice Jeremy.

I only saw this a few months back and I just loved it.

It could have easily become another dull 'procedure' film but Fincher handled all the false leads and misinformation with ease, it made for an entertaining and brilliant film.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Steve, Ned and Ibetolis...it's great to see so much love for this film, a work that deserved more attention than it got. What was the studio thinking putting it out so early in the year?