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Sign of the Crimes

"Zodiac" ***1/2 (out of four): Despite the atypical lack of visual flair, David Fincher's obsessively detailed account of the titular killer's murder spree is riveting nonetheless.

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It’s tough to pull off a movie like “Zodiac”, director David Fincher’s fanatically detailed account of the titular serial killer’s Bay Area murder spree during the late 60s and early 70s. Aside from some brief, gruesome killings, much of the film’s two-plus hour running time is devoted to painstaking police procedure. Not exactly the stuff that Mr. Fincher is known for. The script by James Vanderbilt (“Basic”, “Darkness Falls”) - based on Robert Graysmith’s equally obsessive books, as well as actual case files – takes great pains to paint a picture of the frustratingly inconclusive wealth of facts surrounding this notorious, and still unsolved, mystery.

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O, super project. Yes!
so hold.

said Zenon on May 19, 2007 11:38 AM.


You have a beautiful site ;)

said Melchior on May 23, 2007 5:08 PM.

More or less not much exciting happening today. I just don't have anything to say. More or less nothing seems worth bothering with.

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