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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2007, 08:06:59 pm »
I'm waiting for the DVD to come out; I just saw the preview for it on another DVD recently.
Tidbit:  little bits of it were actually filmed at my workplace.   The crew transformed a parking attendant's booth into a radio station, there were older cars placed around the lot, and they might have done some filming in a basement as well.  


I think it comes out on DVD July 24. I've seen some previews for it too on my DVD's.  :D
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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2007, 08:56:19 pm »
I started watching it today.   It is taking me a while to get through, as it is 2 hrs. 37 minutes long and I was kinda tired from having worked outside for a while til the temp climbed into the 90s. :P
        Anyway...I spotted one of my workplace buildings approximately 43 minutes into the film.  They show a car driving past the WGO TV station check-in booth.  That is actually a parking lot attendant's booth that I have passed by many times.  The reddish brick building just behind it is a campus building.  The backdrop of skyscrapers and satellite dish is, well, the magic of Hollywood.   
    They may very well have filmed some of the tv station call-in scene inside the building.  I'm not sure.
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Re: ZODIAC - some recent articles
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2008, 01:51:58 am »

from msn.com:
http://movies.msn.com/movies/hitlist/01-08-08_2

 It wasn't supposed to be like this for "Zodiac." Last February, David Fincher's thriller depicting the hunt for the infamous San Francisco-area serial killer was hailed by critics as a masterpiece. Yet, despite an inspired marketing campaign, the movie tanked at the box office. But, still, by the end of the year, a nationwide ranking of more than 250 critics' lists on MovieCityNews.com found "Zodiac" as the overall No. 3 movie of the year, just behind Oscar favorites "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood." When I informed Fincher of this during a telephone interview last week, he seemed genuinely surprised, but admitted, "There is satisfaction in knowing that people who watch movies for a living say this is one that's worth noting."

Fincher continues, "There are movies that I look back on and go, 'Y'know, it didn't turn out being what I thought it was going to be, but everyone tried really hard.' And then there are movies that people seem to like after all these years. 'Fight Club' is a movie that's had a long life after the opening weekend."

Like "Fight Club," "Zodiac" may find new fans on DVD. A new two-disc set featuring in-depth documentaries and commentary by Fincher and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. is set for release this week. More importantly, it features the original cut Fincher intended to release until he screened it in front of an audience in New Orleans, where he was working on his next film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." The results weren't exactly what he hoped for.

"There were three or four periods where palpably, I mean, if the audience didn't outright groan there were things about the scenes that made people fidget," Fincher recalls. "Nobody twisted my arm, I just felt [those cuts were] a concession I was willing to make to length. Seven plus minutes, this is where we ended up. That is what became the theatrical version."

The filmmaker admits he doesn't really believe in revisiting films, but hopes the new director's cut will be the version of the picture that screens in perpetuity.

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an excerpt from NYTimes movie critic Manohla Dargis' Top Ten list:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/movies/23darg.html?scp=7&sq=zodiac
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood,” which I will write about in detail when it opens on Wednesday, and David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” which I wrote about when it was released in March, together constitute my 1 through 10. These aren’t necessarily the year’s best (impossible to determine given the glut of films), just the two that matter most to me, that dug in the deepest and rearranged my own givens. They made me feel like the woman in the start of Orson Welles’s film “Touch of Evil” who says, “I’ve got this ticking noise in my head,” just before she’s blown to smithereens by a time bomb. I’m still intact (more or less), but these films shook up my world in the best possible way.
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and her most recent article on Zodiac: (don't read this one unless you've already seen the movie)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/movies/awardsseason/06darg.html?scp=1&sq=zodiac





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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2008, 01:06:52 am »
I haven't seen it, do you think that it is worth renting? D. L. is in my netflix account right now ordering movies like mad, I'll order it if it is worth while.

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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2008, 05:32:17 pm »
I haven't seen it, do you think that it is worth renting? D. L. is in my netflix account right now ordering movies like mad, I'll order it if it is worth while.

IMO......definitely worth renting.  I saw it at the theater the day it opened, but I haven't yet watched it again because of the length of the film.  I was going to buy it sooner, but I didn't want to pay $25-30 for it.  I just bought a used copy yesterday at Blockbuster.  I'd be happy to lend it to you, but I'm in VA.   :)


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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2008, 01:22:28 am »
Thanks for the advice, I'll rent it thru Netflix and let you know what I think after I see it.

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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2008, 03:45:51 pm »
Saw this last night and really enjoyed it. Very clever film but most of that comes from the real story....
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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2008, 04:22:44 pm »
Saw this last night and really enjoyed it. Very clever film but most of that comes from the real story....

I thought so too. The only thing I didn't like was the aging process in some of the character. It didn't look real. Jake's character looked the same 20 years later.
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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2008, 05:07:01 pm »
I rented this and watched it with DL, I liked it more than DL because of the verisimilitude the director shows in the scenes in the late 60's and 70's.

Frankly, I thought Gyllenhaal wasn't that great in this movie, but Downey is tops!

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Re: ZODIAC
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2008, 06:00:08 pm »
I thought so too. The only thing I didn't like was the aging process in some of the character. It didn't look real. Jake's character looked the same 20 years later.

*nods head* I was thinking that last night...

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