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Zodiac Film

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Zodiac Film

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While Toschi cannot directly give Graysmith access to the evidence, he provides names in other police departments where Zodiac murders occurred.

Armstrong transfers from the San Francisco Police homicide division, and Toschi is demoted for supposedly forging a Zodiac letter.

Graysmith continues his own investigation, profiled in the Chronicle , and gives a television interview about the book he is writing about the case.

He begins receiving phone calls with heavy breathing. As his obsession deepens, Graysmith loses his job, and his wife Melanie leaves him, taking their children.

Graysmith learns that Allen lived close to Ferrin and probably knew her and that his birthday matches the one Zodiac gave when he spoke to one of Belli's maids.

While circumstantial evidence seems to indicate his guilt, the physical evidence, such as fingerprints and handwriting samples, do not implicate him.

In , Graysmith tracks Allen to a Vallejo Ace Hardware store, where he is employed as a sales clerk; they stare at each other before Graysmith leaves.

Eight years later, after Graysmith's book, Zodiac , has become a bestseller, Mike Mageau identifies Allen from a police mugshot.

Final text indicates that Allen died before he could be questioned and that the case remains open. James Vanderbilt had read Robert Graysmith 's book Zodiac while in high school.

Years later, after becoming a screenwriter , he got the opportunity to meet Graysmith, and became fascinated by the folklore surrounding the Zodiac killer.

He decided to try to translate the story into a script. Fischer from Phoenix Pictures , agreeing to write a spec script if he could have more creative control over it.

For the young Fincher, he was drawn to the Zodiac story because he spent much of his childhood in San Anselmo in Marin County during the initial murders; he thought the killer "was the ultimate boogeyman".

Fincher found that there was much speculation and hearsay , therefore, wanted to interview people who were directly involved in the case in-person to see if their stories were believable.

He did this because he felt a burden of responsibility in making a film that convicted someone posthumously. Fincher, Fischer and Vanderbilt spent months interviewing witnesses, family members of suspects, retired and current investigators, the two surviving victims, and the mayors of San Francisco and Vallejo.

Fincher said, "Even when we did our own interviews, we would talk to two people. One would confirm some aspects of it and another would deny it.

Plus, so much time had passed, memories are affected and the different telling of the stories would change perception. So when there was any doubt we always went with the police reports.

Unlike document examiners in the s, he focused on the language of the Zodiac and how he formed his sentences in terms of structure and spelling.

Fincher and Fischer approached Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to finance the film but talks fell through because the studio wanted the running time fixed at two hours and fifteen minutes.

Warner Bros. The executives were concerned about the large amount of dialogue, lack of action scenes, and inconclusive ending. Toschi was impressed with their knowledge of the case and realized that he had learned from them.

Alan J. Pakula 's film All the President's Men was the template for Zodiac as Fincher felt that it was also "the story of a reporter determined to get the story at any cost and one who was new to being an investigative reporter.

It was all about his obsession to know the truth. He pitched the story as: "What if Garry Trudeau woke up one morning and tried to solve the Son of Sam "?

The filmmakers secured the cooperation of the Vallejo Police Department one of the key investigators at the time because they hoped that the film would inspire someone to come forward with information that might help solve the cold case.

One of Fincher's earliest conversations on the film's casting was with Jennifer Aniston. According to the director, "I really liked him in Donnie Darko and I thought, 'He's an interesting double-sided coin.

He can do that naive thing but he can also do possessed. Initially, Mark Ruffalo was not interested in the project but Fincher wanted him to play David Toschi.

He met with the actor and told him that he was rewriting the screenplay. Ruffalo met Toschi and found out that he had "perfect recall of the details and what happened when, where, who was there, what he was wearing.

He always knew what he was wearing. I think it is seared into who he is and it was a big deal for him. Fincher thought of Anthony Edwards for the role of Inspector William Armstrong, saying "I knew I needed the most decent person I could find, because he would be the balance of the movie.

In a weird way, this movie wouldn't exist without Bill Armstrong. Everything we know about the Zodiac case, we know because of his notes.

So in casting the part, I wanted to get someone who is totally reliable. Fincher decided to use the digital Thomson Viper Filmstream camera to shoot the film.

He had previously used the Thomson Viper over the past three years on commercials for Nike , Hewlett Packard , Heineken and Lexus , which allowed him to get used to and experiment with the equipment.

He was able to use inexpensive desktop software like Final Cut Pro to edit Zodiac. Fincher remarked in an interview, " Dailies almost always end up being disappointing, like the veil is pierced and you look at it for the first time and think, 'Oh my god, this is what I really have to work with.

Contrary to belief, Zodiac was not shot entirely digitally. Traditional high-speed film cameras were used for slow-motion murder sequences.

This was for editorial decisions only. During the later stages of editing the original uncompressed p RAW digital source footage was assembled automatically to maintain an up-to-date digital "negative" of the film.

Fincher had previously worked with director of photography Harris Savides on Seven he shot the opening credits and The Game.

Savides loved the script but realized, "there was so much exposition, just people talking on the phone or having conversations.

It was difficult to imagine how it could be done in a visual way. The director's approach to Zodiac was to create a look mundane enough that audiences would accept that what they were watching was the truth.

The filmmakers also did not want to glamorize the killer or tell the story through his eyes. We didn't want to make the sort of movie that serial killers would want to own," Fincher said.

Savides' first experience with the Viper Filmstream camera was shooting a Motorola commercial with Fincher.

From there, he used it on Zodiac. Fincher wanted to make sure that the camera was more inclined towards film production so that the studio would be more comfortable about using it on a project with a large budget.

To familiarize himself with the camera, he "did as many things 'wrong' as I possibly could. I went against everything I was supposed to do with the camera.

Fincher and Savides used the photographs of William Eggleston , Stephen Shore 's work from the early Seventies, and actual photos from the Zodiac police files.

It is not technically perfect. There are some flaws but some are intended. Principal photography began on September 12, The filmmakers shot for five weeks in the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the time in Los Angeles, bringing the film in under budget, wrapping in February The film took days to shoot.

Some of the cast was not happy with Fincher's exacting ways and perfectionism. Some scenes required upward of 70 takes. Gyllenhaal was frustrated by the director's methods and commented in an interview, "You get a take, 5 takes, 10 takes.

Some places, 90 takes. But there is a stopping point. There's a point at which you go, 'That's what we have to work with.

So there came a point where I would say, well, what do I do? Where's the risk? I think I'm a perfect person to work for him, because I understand gulags ".

You can put your expectations aside and have an experience that's new and pushes and changes you, or hold on to what you think it should be and have a stubborn, immovable journey that's filled with disappointment and anger.

For the murder of Cecelia Shepard at Lake Berryessa, blood seepage and clothing stains were added in post-production.

Fincher did not want to shoot the blood with practical effects because cleaning the costumes after every take would take too long, so the murder sequences were done with computer-generated CG blood.

The area had changed significantly over the years and residents did not want the murder to be recreated in their neighborhood, so Fincher shot the sequence on a bluescreen stage.

Production designer Donald Burt gave the visual effects team detailed drawings of the intersection as it was in Photographs of every possible angle of the area were shot with a high-resolution digital camera, allowing the effects crew to build computer-based geometric models of homes that were then textured with period facades.

The "helicopter shots" of the fireworks-laden sky over Vallejo, the San Francisco waterfront, and the overhead shot of the cab driving through San Francisco were CG, as was the shot looking down at traffic from the tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

A time-lapse sequence of the construction of the Transamerica Pyramid was a hybrid of 2D and 3D matte painting , created using reference photos of the Pyramid taken from the rooftop of Francis Ford Coppola 's Sentinel Building.

Originally, Fincher envisioned the film's soundtrack to be composed of 40 cues of vintage music spanning the nearly three decades of the Zodiac story.

Fincher and music supervisor George Drakoulias searched for pop songs that reflected the era, including Three Dog Night 's cover of " Easy to Be Hard ".

Fincher did not plan an original score for the film, but rather a tapestry of sound design, vintage songs of the period, sound bites and clips of KFRC and "Mathews Top of the Hill Daly City" home of a prominent hi-fi dealership of the time.

They agreed, but as the film developed, sound designer Ren Klyce , felt there were some scenes that could have used music. Fincher was eager to work with Shire as All the President's Men was one of his favorite films and one of the primary cinematic influences on Zodiac.

He reminded Klyce of the deal that he had made with the studio. Fincher sent Shire a copy of the script and flew him in to Los Angeles for a meeting.

Fincher only wanted 15—20 minutes of score and based solely on piano. Shire worked on it and incorporated textures of a Charles Ives piece called " The Unanswered Question " and Conversation -based cues, he found that he had 37 minutes of original music.

Shire said, "There are 12 signs of the Zodiac and there is a way of using atonal and tonal music. So we used 12 tones, never repeating any of them but manipulating them".

An early version of Zodiac ran three hours and eight minutes. It was supposed to be released in time for Academy Award consideration but Paramount felt that the film ran too long and asked Fincher to make changes.

Contractually, he had final cut and once he reached a length he felt was right, the director refused to make any further cuts. To promote Zodiac , Paramount posted on light-poles in major cities original sketches of the actual Zodiac killer with the words, "In theaters March 2nd," at the bottom.

The DVD for Zodiac was released on July 24, and is available widescreen or fullscreen, [34] presented in anamorphic widescreen, and an English Dolby Digital 5.

According to David Prior, producer of the subsequent two-disc special edition, the initial bare bones edition "was only reluctantly agreed to by Fincher because I needed more time on the bonus material.

The studio was locked into their release date, so Fincher allowed that version to be released first.

It had nothing to do with Fincher 'double dipping his own movie before it even makes it to stores' and everything to do with buying more time for the special edition".

Prior elaborated further: "Nobody wants fans feeling like they're being taken advantage of, and I know that double-dipping creates that impression.

That's why it was so important to me that consumers be told there was another version coming. In this case it really was a rock-and-a-hard-place situation, and delaying the second release was done strictly for the benefit of the final product But this is a very ambitious project, easily the most far-reaching I've ever worked on, and owing largely to studio snafus that I can't really elaborate on, I didn't have enough time to do it properly.

Thus Fincher bought me the extra time by agreeing to a staggered release, which I'm very grateful for". The police suspected Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard were victims of that so-called "code killer" believed responsible for three previous murders in the Vallejo area.

It all started while Hartnell and Cecelia were sitting and talking quietly along the shore of the lake: Bryan Hartnell: I happened to hear some rustling behind us and I asked her to look because she was facing that direction and I was facing toward the water, and I asked her to note, you know, what was going on and she said, "Oh, there's a man walking around there," and she became concerned about it.

And I said, you know, "Well, actually don't worry about it, there's a lot of people, picnickers, etc.

She kind of kept watching. I noticed she wasn't following my conversation, and she told me he was stepping behind a tree. The tree was about 30 feet behind us.

And when he came out she said he's got a mask on. That was my first inkling there was anything actually wrong going on. Bryan Hartnell recovering in the hospital after the attack.

He came, I turned around, and we were both still sitting down and he told me that just to come up slowly and hold up my hands, that he wanted our money.

And I actually laughed at the moment because I told him, I said, "I've only got 75 cents in my pocket," and I said, "You're welcome to have it.

But if you need help I'm sure I could give you help otherwise. And I offered him assistance. I told him what I was doing in school and that if I could be of any assistance whatsoever--I offered him my phone number, anything like this, but this just wasn't what he wanted.

He said he wanted money. I was real sorry, I said, "Would you like a check, I'd really like to help you if you'd be willing to accept help.

Then he tied her up. And we continued to dialogue along most of this time. He told me to get down now, and he wanted to tie my ankles to my wrists and I offered some objection because I, you know, it was one thing being, sitting out there tied up and another thing having to lay out there tied up.

I didn't know when help would come. I still suspected this was still a robbery case and there was no reason for concern.

I mean, I was cooperating with him. There was no reason why he would be acting otherwise. He tied us both up separately but beside each other on our faces.

He asked me to put my wrists tighter and he tied us up then. I did look around and he was messing with his gun and I got to see what the gun looked like, and he put it away and I was convinced this was the end of the episode and I just rolled over on my face again, you know, just waiting for him to leave and to muse in my mind what we were going to do next, and how we were going to get away and how I was going to untie her, etc.

The next thing I can remember is the knife being put in my back. Did you, after he attacked you, he then went and attacked the girl, did you see that?

Bryan Hartnell: Well, yeh, because as soon as he started getting me, the girl, of course, I don't know what her, what she thought, but she started calling asking him to stop and almost trying to reach over and stop his blows, because of course she was tied up and she could only just move, and he kind of put her on her side, I think, and as soon as he had given me about six or seven blows, he went on to her and I looked and I saw he was stabbing her and it just really made me sick to see the fellow and there was nothing I could do.

So I just turned on my face and lay real still, you know, because there was nothing I could do. Cecelia Shepard lost her life when she and Bryan Hartnell were tied up and stabbed by the Zodiac killer.

Can you describe for us what your attacker looked like? Bryan Hartnell: Well, when he was standing up he would kind of shift around.

He acted like a very nervous person. He was of medium to short height, kind of pouchy, real casually, I don't want to say sloppily, but real casually dressed and, of course, a little dusty from the lake, and he had this black hood on that came clear down to here.

Just little slits in the eyes and wearing these clip-on glasses, they were clipped into those little loops.

See Robert Graysmith's Zodiac killer sketch. You remained conscious through the entire ordeal. How long was it until help finally came? Bryan Hartnell: Well, as soon as he got us, of course, CeCe and I prayed that whatever the Lord wished that it could be expedient and that we would be willing to do whatever He had in mind.

But we also realized that half of the battle was going to have to be ours, that we were going to have to help ourselves.

And, I got till I was able to untie one of her hands, but she was too weak to untie me at that time, so I scooted into a position where I could be looking out across the lake, and after calling several times, I found one position that had a little more Bryan Hartnell Transcript Page 3 : echo to it that I thought was a little louder, and I called and several boats went by but they didn't stop.

I don't know if they thought we were joking, or what. But finally, one fisherman who was going a little slow, he stopped and shut off his motor, and we cajoled and called and we did everything to try to get him to come.

He sat there for about fifteen minutes, and he did finally come closer but wouldn't come to the shore.

I guess he was afraid the man might still be around. And he said he'd go get help. But I assumed he was like a lot of people you read about, he just didn't want to get involved.

So I decided that we were going to have to do this on our own. So I encouraged her enough to get me untied. I got one wrist loose so that I could get the rest untied.

Then I untied her. She was still so weak she couldn't move. How were you finally found? Bryan Hartnell: Well, she was found down on the blanket still.

I made it up about yards, up almost to the road. It was a slow process because I kept blacking, I couldn't see.

I kept blacking out and my legs kept getting weak, but I was making progress. I think I could have made it to the road, but a pickup truck was coming along one of the dirt roads.

Apparently, this man had called for help and he picked me up and took me back down to the girl. Bryan Hartnell's attacker is still at large, and a murderer.

The Napa Sheriff's Office reports it is still checking out numerous leads. Watch Zodiac related video clips below and see authentic news footage from when the Zodiac killer held the San Francisco Bay Area in a perpetual state of fear.

Then, view several interviews with real-life amateur investigator Robert Graysmith and the actor who portrayed him in the movie Zodiac , Jake Gyllenhaal.

Author Robert Graysmith and his onscreen counterpart Jake Gyllenhaal talk about the movie and Gyllenhaal's portrayal. Graysmith says that he didn't know that he was obsessed until Gyllenhaal portrayed him.

The interviewer questions whether people will be yearning for more of a resolution at the end of the film. They reveal that the director of the film, David Fincher, grew up in the area at the time of the killings and remembers police cars following his bus to school after the killer threatened to shoot school children getting off the bus.

The most notable piece of footage is an interview with victim Bryan Hartnell, who was gravely injured during an attack at Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley when the Zodiac took the life of his female companion Cecelia Shepard.

News anchor Walter Cronkite introduces the story. It's a fascinating case, and I wanted all the information the movie was willing to give me.

Zodiac is the kind of film that sticks with you. I was at a friend's house late after the screening, and when I arrived home I saw a lone car's headlights appear from up the street.

My heart began to race a little as I hastened to my door. I knew then and there that a new Zodiac killer was in the vicinity, and I had no time to tarry.

It's been a while since a movie instilled that sort of realistic dread, and I don't know if that's a good thing, but it's certainly a sign no pun intended of the film's success in heightening our awareness of what kind of real-life monsters might be lurking in the shadows.

The majority of viewers with even the slightest interest in the case should be riveted. Those of you with a severely small attention span should probably stick to Norbit instead.

Zodiac, David Fincher's film about the impact the San Francisco Bay Area serial killer's case had on three primary characters is delivered with great attention to detail and proper pacing.

Zodiac is not a film that uses or relies on suspended disbelief to succeed and does not attempt to compress five years of story into one in order to keep viewers interested.

Instead it relies heavily on the facts and uses all of its minutes to present them in almost linear form and staccato fashion.

Set primarily in San Francisco in the late 's and 70's and eventually the 80's Fincher's Zodiac takes no artistic license by adding the obligatory car chase scene down Russian Hill, drug enhanced evening in Haight-Ashbury or conspiracy oriented behind the scenes moves by City Hall.

Instead the audience is presented with a credible story that portrays how stress, tension, frustration and fascination play upon the lives of S.

Each of these people, as well as those surrounding them are operating well within the confines of every day life and the establishment.

Fincher does not let Zodiac wander outside its central story, and therefore no editorial comment about the Vietnam War or similar events of the day are offered.

Insights about the impact on the victims who survive or their families are only touched upon if they remain central to the story.

The initial scenes of the movie depict the killer in operation and they are not sugar coated. However, viewers wanting to see a film in the style of Fincher's Alien 3 , Se7en or even Fight Club i.

Zodiac is a well crafted production on all fronts. In addition to Fincher, the lead actors and extensive and well known supporting cast Zodiac producer's assembled a credible team.

There are no weak spots in this film. Zodiac may not or attempt to dazzle, but it does please. The era in which Zodiac takes place bridges two eras in urban America.

The Zodiac appeared on the tail end of a crime-spree that rampaged across the US in the late 's. His settling in the SF Bay Area may be one of a number of social phenomenons that pushed America's view of itself out of an innocent 's sensibility and into a harder and darker view that became more prevalent starting in the 's and into the 's.

People, even in urban areas, used to be far more trusting of one another, friendly, and civil. Many of the events of the 's gave urban Americans a much more cynical and cautious attitude toward people they didn't know.

Don't trust or talk to strangers. Better to sacrifice helpfulness than to wind up dead. People are out to take advantage.

At least in urban areas nowadays, it seems, people are much less willing to take the risk to meeting someone they don't know, largely out of fear.

The film Zodiac chronicles the strange unknowable and faceless figure that emerged as a serial killer in Northern California in the late 's and early 's.

He sent letters to the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers, outlining his last and future kills, and he revealed he was inspired by the 's cult classic "The Most Dangerous Game".

The point of view is largely from the side of the press with a character from SF Homicide that is also tracking the case.

One character, Robert Graysmith Jake Gyllenhaal is an SF Chronicle cartoonist who at first takes an amateur's interest in the case, often bothering fellow beat journalist Paul Avery, played brilliantly by Robert Downey Jr.

Only later does the cartoonist engage on his own investigation to reveal the identity of the Zodiac. When Graysmith begins receiving anonymous phone calls with nothing but heavy breathing, you can't help but wonder if he's also playing the same game, and if he may also become one of the hunted.

One of the most brilliant aspects of the film is its pacing. It never lets up and the suspense is always there, which becomes unsettling when you realize that these events actually took place instead of purely in the imagination of a modern suspense novelist.

There is an eeriness which pervades the entire film. A car stopping unexpectedly in a nearly-deserted area is more frightening than most scenes in your average low-budget slasher flicks.

I do have a couple of shortcomings to this film. There are a couple of scenes where the cruelty and brutality of the violence is such that not all viewers will be able to handle this movie.

I found I did have to turn away at a couple of scenes. Also, there are a couple of moments when the state of the investigation is not made clear.

However, even given these shortcoming, Zodiac is a brilliant movie that tackles a subject-matter that probably could not have been brought to the screen during the period it depicts.

The Zodiac came to personify one of the constant fears of living in urban America: a faceless, emotionless killer that comes out of the shadows of a dark alley to commit heinous violence.

In the end, we fear strangers because of this, but we end up sacrificing love. It is an ironic aspect of human nature that people can do to strangers what would be almost unthinkable to do to people that we know.

In addition to the poor innocent people that were brutally murdered, the Zodiac committed another crime against humanity. He compromised our sense of trust, civility, and in many ways, love for our fellow human beings even when we might not know them.

I am tired of people writing comments like this, "Not Fincher's best". Honestly who cares. We all agree that Fincher's best is either Seven or Fight Club, two outstanding masterpieces.

There is a big margin between a film like one of those and a terrible film, and people don't seem to realize that.

These people even do this with other filmmakers like Spielberg or Scorsese, the fact that these filmmakers don't reproduce Schindler's List or Raging Bull doesn't mean that their new stuff isn't good, or worth seeing.

I think it is a stupid way to comment on a film, eliminating the critic's credibility. I was lucky enough to catch an advanced screening of Zodiac last night, and I must say that at first I was discouraged by two things, some of the comments I have read and the running time.

However I am glad to say that I enjoyed this film, very much. It is a solid suspense thriller that pins you to your seat.

Being a true story adds quite a lot to the experience, and besides, Fincher did a wonderful job is staying loyal to the story and at the same time adding his unique flavor to it.

The cinematography, like every Fincher film, is great, the darkness and griddiness of the story are perfectly portrayed in the film's visual elements.

I was surprised by the picture quality of the Viper, the digital camera with which this film was shot. Many people have been criticizing this choice, but I respect it, he is embracing a new technology and making it work.

Of course its still not a match to 35 mm, but if quality filmmakers don't start experimenting with it, it will never be. Now the reason why this film falls behind Seven and Fight Club, I think, is because of a problem with the characters.

They seem to be a little weak at times. The performances were great, especially Robert Downey Jr. I found it to be a great story told in a remarkable way, very entertaining, with great performances, and wonderful direction.

Audiences have waited a while for a new piece of work from Mr. David Fincher and now that hiatus is officially over. Straying away from his style that earned him a 'cult' following, he brings out a new side to himself, some techniques not yet observed in his repertoire.

The editing is pinch-perfect. Not only that, but Ficher shows that he is an actor's director as well, directing his cast into true life roles wonderfully.

But the credit does not go all on to his shoulders. The actors have a lot to do with that themselves. Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the author of the book of the same name, plays his character with an irresistible 'nerdi-ness' that is just fun to watch.

Then it is amazing to watch Gyllenhaal transform that character into an obsessed wannabe detective, losing all focus and normal aspects of his life.

Mark Ruffalo plays a humorous and overworked cop with incredibility. He really gets the job done. Downey Jr. The acting really is a major pro.

ZODIAC may come out at a long time slot but the viewer will never realize it because of the film pulling one in, and not wanting to leave until the case is solved.

NumeroOne 1 August The movie makes so many leaps through time and recounts so many investigations that lead nowhere, it is easy to forget that it began as an exciting movie.

One could easily argue that the movie has a right to be so uneventful because it is a "realistic" reflection of police procedure and of, well, reality.

It is, but one can't help but think, With all the time-lapsing that goes on it constantly jumps months ahead in the late '60s and early '70s, and then jumps from '73 to '77 to '83 to '91 , why couldn't it skip more boring parts?

The movie manages to be both too truncated and too thorough. On a positive note, the digital cinematography by Harris Savides gives the film a consistently interesting look, which is something that many better movies don't have.

He gives the film the signature "Fincher" look: saturated pastels in the daytime and a vague yellow-green tint at night.

The movie is visually interesting without being calling too much attention to itself, but it's a shame that there's not enough to watch. The actors are sufficient, but the movie has no protagonist and we don't get to know anyone well enough - not even Robert Graysmith Jake Gyllenhall , who becomes the de facto main character half way through.

Still, it has its moments that nearly redeem it. It's a bit like a friend who tells long and meandering but enthusiastic stories: once you realize that his stories will always be too long, you can focus on the better parts.

But his stories are still too long. Just a few days ago, my mom and I watched a documentary on the famous Zodiac killer and his victims. It was incredibly interesting so it got me thinking about the film Zodiac that was released this year and lucky enough it was released on DVD today so I rented it.

My friend and I just watched it a couple of hours ago and really liked it, especially on how it ended and was over all shot.

I thought it was kinda cool how it started off like a documentary type of movie, but then was turning into a thriller that kept you going and guessing, even if you knew the whole story.

In the small towns of California, there are several brutal murders, eventually going onto San Fransisco. These murders are extremely violent and very random, and every time it happens there is a message or sign that is left by the killer that calls himself the "Zodiac".

He sends letters to the press on how and where he killed his victims and teases the police that they will never catch him.

But Robert, one of the newspaper cartoonist starts to obsess about the killer, who he is and how they can capture him.

With an all star cast, we had absolutely no problem with acting because it was terrific. Jake and Mark held their own very well. The whole story is very chilling and kept you going.

The Zodiac Killer is a case that forever will remain a mystery and it was a great idea for a film, Fincher added a Se7en type of feel to this film.

It's so funny how I knew the story and how it ended already, but I was actually just waiting to see what would happen in the next scene.

I would highly recommend this film to any thriller fan, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, it's a great one for I knew a good amount about this case going into the film as I always found the famous serial killer ones very interesting when I'd see a TV special about them on.

It's also no secret that it's one of the few that went unsolvable to this day, so I really didn't know what to expect from a thriller that pretty much everyone already knows how it'll end.

However "Zodiac" was made with a style that allowed the perspective to seem fresh, even if it ultimately wasn't.

This is a must see for any true lover of real police work that gets down to the nitty-gritty of what detectives have to go through in actuality.

What fascinated me so much about the 'Zodiac Killer' more than the other murderers I've heard about was how he kept changing his methods, which is the main reason why he was able to elude capture for so long.

All in all this made for one excellent cinematic puzzle that remained that way. The biggest surprise of this movie was that David Fincher directed it.

However this effort strayed away from the beaten path and was very different from the type of flick he usually churns out, which turned out to be a worthy venture.

While I still prefer the likes of "Seven" and "Fight Club", this was close to them in overall quality. So much detail was taken into account when recreating the time period and crimes.

Even though the film was shot digitally they edited it so the appearance had a grainy texture as it did back in the 70's.

Also the costumes, settings, modes of transportation, and everything else was matched to a T. The acting was strictly topnotch here and the biggest kudos goes to Robert Downey Jr.

He was absolutely amazing! It's sad that he's at his best when he's playing a character that gets lost in a world of drugs and alcohol as his life has imitated this art for quite some time.

Nevertheless he was so amusing to watch and added a playful quirkiness to Paul Avery that I don't think it would've been possible to play him any better.

While Robert easily stole the show, a very honorable mention was Mark Ruffalo. He did quite well too and while he usually does, this went above and beyond what he's normally capable of.

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How did you buy your ticket? View All Videos 1. View All Photos Movie Info. In the late s and s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents.

Meanwhile, Zodiac claims victim after victim and taunts the authorities with cryptic messages, cyphers and menacing phone calls.

David Fincher. Aug 1, Warner Bros. Jake Gyllenhaal Robert Graysmith. Mark Ruffalo Dave Toschi. Robert Downey Jr.

Paul Avery. Anthony Edwards Bill Armstrong. Dermot Mulroney Capt. Brian Cox Melvin Belli. Elias Koteas Jack Mulanax. Donal Logue Ken Narlow.

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September 25, Full Review…. View All Critic Reviews May 29, David Fincher crafts another well-made serial killer thriller, but instead of the typical thrills associated with these films, we get a very talkative but engrossing mystery.

Of course, the film is based on a true story. A case when the killer was never truly caught. This means that the ending is rather anti-climactic as it should probably be.

The film doesn't make for the most satisfying film, unlike Fincher's other serial killer Seven. The cast is fantastic,except for a rather unfortunate lack of female characters, with Chloe Sevigny sleep walking through a poorly written part.

Zodiac isn't Fincher's best film but it is mature, and solid filmmaking. Rating: Bradley J Super Reviewer.

Feb 06, A very creepy film and historically accurate. Zodiac is another example of how to do a thriller right featuring great performances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.

As well as having lush cinematography, great acting and a well written script. Some scenes I will admit were kind of questionable, but any flaw is easily overlooked.

Cydne Holt discovered a fingerprint on a stamp affixed to one of the Zodiac's letters. This result did not convince Robert Graysmith, who believes that the letters may have been tainted by investigators who handled them over the years.

Graysmith also believes that the Zodiac letters were not accurately preserved for DNA testing, given that they endured degree summers in plastic envelopes for a duration of approximately 30 years.

Three Zodiac letters that were lost for 20 years surfaced in during research conducted by ABC for its Primetime news program. The letters are going to be tested for DNA, and if a DNA profile can be built, it will be compared with millions of other profiles in national databases.

As the movie Zodiac emphasized, there were 2, suspects in all. Lunby at Stanford said that whoever the killer is he will have offered to catch himself.

When Graysmith called investigator Dave Toschi, he asked Toschi if he had ever received that type of letter. David Fincher's movie, which is based on Robert Graysmith's Zodiac books, concludes with Graysmith's belief that Arthur Leigh Allen is the man responsible.

It should be noted here that other high profile Zodiac suspects have existed since They include former San Francisco movie projectionist Rick Marshall and others.

In the movie, Robert Graysmith is alerted to handwriting similarities between Rick Marshall's movie posters that he drew and the handwriting in the Zodiac letters.

You can view one of Rick Marshall's movie posters below. Marshall's association to classic films old movies were played weekly at the Avenue Theater where he worked could also link him to the Zodiac, whose costume at Lake Berryessa was similar to the costume worn by Dr.

Zodiac in the film Charlie Chan at Treasure Island. In the movie, the killer sends messages to local police and news media. Like the real-life killer, the character also wears the symbols of the Zodiac around his neck.

In addition to this classic film, the Zodiac signed one of his letters as "the Red Phantom," which was also the title of a silent film that Rick Marshall had at one time invited guests at his apartment to watch.

Rick Marshall's movie posters like the one above have handwriting similarities to the Zodiac's letters. He goes there in search of film canisters that may contain Zodiac murder footage.

When Graysmith is in the man's home, he asks him about the movie posters that Rick Marshall drew. The man tells Graysmith that it wasn't Marshall who drew the movie posters, it was him.

He then takes Graysmith into the basement where Graysmith hears footsteps above him, even though the man had told him they were alone.

This is all true and really happened to Graysmith, even the footsteps. Some investigators who have researched the case believe that this man and Rick Marshall may have been working together.

The interview was conducted ten days after Bryan's near-fatal encounter with the Zodiac killer, or "code killer," on Saturday, September 27, at Lake Berryessa.

Bryan's female companion at the lake, Cecelia Shepard, parished from her injuries. Cecelia and Bryan had dated two years prior to the attack. She had come to his school to visit some friends and the two got to talking during dinner at the school cafeteria.

They decided to take a drive out to the lake. The original news segment ran for a duration of 6 min 47 seconds. A young Pacific Union College student who survived a knife attack at Lake Berryessa a week ago Saturday, in which his girl companion was killed, is now in satisfactory condition at a Napa hospital and was able to talk about his ordeal.

The police suspected Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard were victims of that so-called "code killer" believed responsible for three previous murders in the Vallejo area.

It all started while Hartnell and Cecelia were sitting and talking quietly along the shore of the lake: Bryan Hartnell: I happened to hear some rustling behind us and I asked her to look because she was facing that direction and I was facing toward the water, and I asked her to note, you know, what was going on and she said, "Oh, there's a man walking around there," and she became concerned about it.

And I said, you know, "Well, actually don't worry about it, there's a lot of people, picnickers, etc.

She kind of kept watching. I noticed she wasn't following my conversation, and she told me he was stepping behind a tree. The tree was about 30 feet behind us.

And when he came out she said he's got a mask on. That was my first inkling there was anything actually wrong going on.

Bryan Hartnell recovering in the hospital after the attack. He came, I turned around, and we were both still sitting down and he told me that just to come up slowly and hold up my hands, that he wanted our money.

And I actually laughed at the moment because I told him, I said, "I've only got 75 cents in my pocket," and I said, "You're welcome to have it.

But if you need help I'm sure I could give you help otherwise. And I offered him assistance. I told him what I was doing in school and that if I could be of any assistance whatsoever--I offered him my phone number, anything like this, but this just wasn't what he wanted.

He said he wanted money. I was real sorry, I said, "Would you like a check, I'd really like to help you if you'd be willing to accept help.

Then he tied her up. And we continued to dialogue along most of this time. He told me to get down now, and he wanted to tie my ankles to my wrists and I offered some objection because I, you know, it was one thing being, sitting out there tied up and another thing having to lay out there tied up.

I didn't know when help would come. I still suspected this was still a robbery case and there was no reason for concern.

I mean, I was cooperating with him. There was no reason why he would be acting otherwise. He tied us both up separately but beside each other on our faces.

He asked me to put my wrists tighter and he tied us up then. I did look around and he was messing with his gun and I got to see what the gun looked like, and he put it away and I was convinced this was the end of the episode and I just rolled over on my face again, you know, just waiting for him to leave and to muse in my mind what we were going to do next, and how we were going to get away and how I was going to untie her, etc.

The next thing I can remember is the knife being put in my back. Did you, after he attacked you, he then went and attacked the girl, did you see that?

Bryan Hartnell: Well, yeh, because as soon as he started getting me, the girl, of course, I don't know what her, what she thought, but she started calling asking him to stop and almost trying to reach over and stop his blows, because of course she was tied up and she could only just move, and he kind of put her on her side, I think, and as soon as he had given me about six or seven blows, he went on to her and I looked and I saw he was stabbing her and it just really made me sick to see the fellow and there was nothing I could do.

So I just turned on my face and lay real still, you know, because there was nothing I could do. Cecelia Shepard lost her life when she and Bryan Hartnell were tied up and stabbed by the Zodiac killer.

Can you describe for us what your attacker looked like? Bryan Hartnell: Well, when he was standing up he would kind of shift around.

He acted like a very nervous person. He was of medium to short height, kind of pouchy, real casually, I don't want to say sloppily, but real casually dressed and, of course, a little dusty from the lake, and he had this black hood on that came clear down to here.

Just little slits in the eyes and wearing these clip-on glasses, they were clipped into those little loops.

See Robert Graysmith's Zodiac killer sketch. You remained conscious through the entire ordeal. How long was it until help finally came?

Bryan Hartnell: Well, as soon as he got us, of course, CeCe and I prayed that whatever the Lord wished that it could be expedient and that we would be willing to do whatever He had in mind.

But we also realized that half of the battle was going to have to be ours, that we were going to have to help ourselves. And, I got till I was able to untie one of her hands, but she was too weak to untie me at that time, so I scooted into a position where I could be looking out across the lake, and after calling several times, I found one position that had a little more Bryan Hartnell Transcript Page 3 : echo to it that I thought was a little louder, and I called and several boats went by but they didn't stop.

I don't know if they thought we were joking, or what. But finally, one fisherman who was going a little slow, he stopped and shut off his motor, and we cajoled and called and we did everything to try to get him to come.

He sat there for about fifteen minutes, and he did finally come closer but wouldn't come to the shore. I guess he was afraid the man might still be around.

And he said he'd go get help. But I assumed he was like a lot of people you read about, he just didn't want to get involved.

So I decided that we were going to have to do this on our own. So I encouraged her enough to get me untied. I got one wrist loose so that I could get the rest untied.

Then I untied her. She was still so weak she couldn't move. How were you finally found? Bryan Hartnell: Well, she was found down on the blanket still.

I made it up about yards, up almost to the road. It was a slow process because I kept blacking, I couldn't see.

I kept blacking out and my legs kept getting weak, but I was making progress. I think I could have made it to the road, but a pickup truck was coming along one of the dirt roads.

Apparently, this man had called for help and he picked me up and took me back down to the girl. Bryan Hartnell's attacker is still at large, and a murderer.

The Napa Sheriff's Office reports it is still checking out numerous leads. Watch Zodiac related video clips below and see authentic news footage from when the Zodiac killer held the San Francisco Bay Area in a perpetual state of fear.

Then, view several interviews with real-life amateur investigator Robert Graysmith and the actor who portrayed him in the movie Zodiac , Jake Gyllenhaal.

Author Robert Graysmith and his onscreen counterpart Jake Gyllenhaal talk about the movie and Gyllenhaal's portrayal.

Graysmith says that he didn't know that he was obsessed until Gyllenhaal portrayed him. The interviewer questions whether people will be yearning for more of a resolution at the end of the film.

They reveal that the director of the film, David Fincher, grew up in the area at the time of the killings and remembers police cars following his bus to school after the killer threatened to shoot school children getting off the bus.

The most notable piece of footage is an interview with victim Bryan Hartnell, who was gravely injured during an attack at Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley when the Zodiac took the life of his female companion Cecelia Shepard.

News anchor Walter Cronkite introduces the story. Belli was supposed to meet the killer later in the day, but he never showed up. During the call the killer says that he has headaches that started when he killed a kid.

Do you think it's real? Is the caller a fake, or is it all a hoax?

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