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CBandits82
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Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
I caught this last night for the first time in a while and forgot how good it is.

Everyone in this movie is great, especially Ruffalo and Gyllenhall. Downy is great as well.

Has the classic Fincher look to it, case is fascinating to follow.

This might be my favorite Fincher movie behind Seven.

Thoughts on Zodiac?

Where do you place it in the Fincher canon?


Baloo
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
It is one of the greatest films ever made, and it took me awhile to realize the film was about the obsession of the search for Zodiac, not about Zodiac himself. It's a near perfect film, and I'd put it at the top of Fincher's impressive catalog.


CBandits82
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
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Baloo


my man.

Its a great movie, and you are right, its not about the case but about the obsession and hold this guy had on people's lives trying to find him.


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lostzeppelin
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
big fan of Gyllenhall and this movie, you should try nightcrawler also


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
Its one of Fincher's best, maybe number one. Also one of the best crime thrillers of the past 20 years.


novowels
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
Incredible movie. One of the more unexpectedly terrifying movies I've seen.


Ash Williams
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
its amazeballs


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
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greatest films ever made


it's very good, but lets not lose our head

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it took me awhile to realize the film was about the obsession of the search for Zodiac, not about Zodiac himself


it did?


Gnar Cat21
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
Spoilers











The scene with gyllenhaal in the basement with the creepy dude that had all the old film posters gave me the creeps baaaad


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
It's better than Seven and Gone Girl.

But I'd put it at #2 behind The Game. The Game is just a perfectly taut thriller. Zodiac is a great piece of film-making but it drags a little (as mentioned the obsession of finding an off-screen killer mostly - becomes a little over-bearing...but the movie is about obsession and not a Silence of the Lambs.)

1. The Game
2. Zodiac
3. Fight Club
4. Seven
5. Social Network


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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
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One of the more unexpectedly terrifying movies I've seen.

who knew Roger Rabbitt was so creepy?

Image: https://scottross79.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/zodiac-charles-fleischer-header5.jpg


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TigerLunatik
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
It's fricking fantastic.


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jackwoods4
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
The basement scene is maybe the most uncomfortable I've been watching a movie.


boston vol
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
Roger Ebert put it best when he called it the “All the Presidents Men of serial killer movies.” It’s damn near perfect.


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Pectus
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
Best Fincher film. No debate.

The 3 hours flies by.
This post was edited on 3/8 at 4:38 pm


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hg
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
One of my favorite movies of all time.


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EyeTwentyNole
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
I just watched Seven the other night and Zodiac is better. Once you've seen Seven and know how it comes out it's an average movie, Zodiac is great on rewatch every time.


King George
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
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It's better than Seven and Gone Girl.
The frick it is.
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1. The Game
2. Zodiac
3. Fight Club
4. Seven
5. Social Network


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Samso
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
Too long

But it’s been a long time since I’ve seen it


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Tiger Voodoo
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re: Board's thoughts on Zodiac?
1. Social Network
2. Seven
3. Zodiac
4. Fight Club
5. Curious Case of Benjamin Button



Social Network is possibly my #1 since the turn of the century. Such a perfect film.

I used to have The Game up there but watched it again a couple of years ago and it really hasn’t aged well imo. Nothing Penn does makes much sense at all. It’s pretty absurd and while I still enjoy it, I put Button on the list as it still gets me pretty emotional every time.


If Fincher would keep adding to his filmography he could challenge the director’s top 5s list from the Spielberg thread. That’s a damn strong list but too heavy and doesn’t really have much else.
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