Zodiac (2007) an absolutely fantastic film that spans the decaded from the late 60’s to the early 90’s. Surprisingly this is a fiilm that many have never heard of. Zodiac was directed by the great David Fincher and starred a brilliant cast including Jake Gyllenhall, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Dwoney Jr. The image seen above is a letter word for word which The Zodiac murderer himself once wrote.
An interesting bit of trivia I spotted on the IMDB website was was “Scenes of Dave Toschi and Robert Graysmith watching Dirty Harry were filmed inside the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, CA. The garish color schemes of the movie theater were not added by the art department. The very retro interiors of the theater have remained unchanged since 1969, when the National was first built. Interestingly, “Zodiac” played at the Mann National Theatre in mid March of 2007. Thus, moviegoers watched other moviegoers occupy their seats - on the National’s trademark large screen. The theater has since been torn down.”
The dark and gruesome Se7en directed by none other than David Fincher is a film to be remembered for years. Made in 1995 and written by Andrew Kevin Walker whilst working at Tower Records for 3 years is a script like none other, and never seizes to amaze and shock.
The basic plot summary is Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. Se7en is really a film that you will never forget, and it’s focus on dialogue and characters is a thing to behold. DVD stores everywhere will have copies, Amazon are selling it for only £4.83, what are you waiting for?
I finally got round to watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and I’ve got to say I was impressed by David Finchers usual dark approach.
The main plot is Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), a young computer hacker.
One of the aspects I most loved about the film was the fact that throughout the film, we slowly find out more and more about the characters which re-inforces it’s mystery and eeriness.
The performances from the characters were superb, in particular oscar nominated Rooney Mara. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is out now on DVD, so get out there and buy this great film!
Arthur Leigh Allen: Can I help you?
Long pause of reckoning
Robert Graysmith: No.
Amongst many of David Fincher’s masterpieces was easily missed 2 and a half hour Zodiac featuring Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and more. The film’s plot is based on a graphic artist at the San Francisco chronicle who goes on the mission of bringing the Zodiac killer to justice.
Really a great film to watch.