A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970’s case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith’s book, the movie’s focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. —IMDb
David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American music video and film director known for his dark and stylish portraits of the human experience, particularly Fight Club (film) and Se7en.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Fincher was raised in Marin County, California. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in his teens where he graduated from Ashland High School.
Inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Fincher began making movies at age eight with an 8 mm camera. Filmmaking seemed the perfect outlet for a kid who could spend all day drawing and loved to make sculptures, take pictures and tape-record. Fincher eschewed the film school route, getting a job loading cameras and doing other hands-on work for John Korty’s Korty Films. He next got a job at Industrial Light and Magic in 1980 with his first screen credit being for Return of the Jedi, and stayed until 1984. He left ILM to direct a dark commercial for the American Cancer Society, a grim hint of things to come, showing… read more
Donnie Darko is coming along nicely. Enjoyed the rel. between Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards; it felt real. Robert Downy continues to amaze. There wasn't a false note in the cast, or their actions. This was indeed a killing spree, followed internationally, that paralyzed a city. Well recalled - don't know if the added spooky bits were necessary, all in all a very absorbing film.
A look at the work of cinematographer Harris Savides.
One of the great cinematographers has left us. Savides worked with Van Sant, James Gray, Fincher, Noah Baumbach, Sophia Coppola, and more.
The scripts that seem to attract David Fincher's recent attention, keeping Panic Room outside for now, are stories that tell facts. I don
An immaculate realization of clichés, a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit transmuted into a low-stakes male weepie, a bunch of college-movie
The purpose of the cipher is concealment. David Fincher’s new film Zodiac demonstrates this in cinematic terms.
It’s a brave director who returns after an extended absence from cinema and then… read review
Zodiac starts out nice and creepy with depictions of some of the murders. It remains interesting as the news media starts getting cryptic letters from the killer and different entities attempt to solve… read review
This is an example of how a film can flounder and fail even if the execution is skilled. I like Fincher’s style a great deal, but I find his project selection process to be a bit questionable. There… read review