In 2007 was released to the Zodiac – 89%, movie about the mysterious “killer of the Zodiac,” who committed several crimes in the late 60’s and early 70’s and the police could never give him. Directed by David Fincher, it became one of the tapes received better by critics in their year, and up to our days is recognized as a masterpiece. However, the filmmaker was not very happy with the end result, so put it in a session of questions and answers.
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Fincher has a filmography outstanding that includes titles like Seven, the Seven Capital Sins – 79%, The Fight Club – 80%, Panic Room – 76%, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 73%, and Social Network – 96%. His latest feature film, Lost – 88%, was released in 2014 and is currently working on Mankthat will tell the story of the screenwriter of Citizen Kane – 100% and will be starring Gary Oldman.
After Lost, Fincher made the series of Netflix Mindhunter – 94%, based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit of Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglasabout the interviews that two FBI agents made to various serial killers to try to resolve the cases more creepy this time. According to the director, Mindhunter it was an “extension” of Zodiac as it gave her the opportunity to delve into the topic of serial killers, whereas in the tape of 2007 the time had a double limitation, on the one hand is very long as a film and on the other he was not allowed to deepen as he expected.
Your statement comes from a session of questions and answers published in Empire in December, 2019, which recently appeared online and IndieWire the shared. This was what he answered when he was asked about which of his works would be a great tv series:
I guess Mindhunter is an extension of much of the thinking about what makes a scene, or what makes the drama, which I had on Zodiac. When you try to take something that probably would have been a film quite good five hours and reduce it to two hours and 45 minutes, we did it too long on one side and not deep enough on the other.
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Zodiac it was premiered on 1 march 2007 in the cinema of the united States, the script written by James Vanderbilt was based on the book Zodiac (1986) by Robert Graysmith , and it was starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr.; he had minor roles to Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney, and Chloë Sevigny.
In addition to the critics, Zodiac you have as a fan Guillermo del Toro, the renowned mexican director who conquered Hollywood with their stories of fantasy and science fiction. Through Twitter he expressed his great admiration for the film on a thread of Twitter published in march of 2017, coinciding with the 10th anniversary.
The Fight Clubbased on the homonymous book by Chuck Palahniuk , was chosen by Fincher like a story that is desenvolvería very well in the television format, or any other of the novels of the american writer:
I think that the criterion for me is that if something is heavily focused on the narrative, it is probably a fertile ground to grow a film. And if something is much more about meeting the people and seeing their hypocrisies and weaknesses, strengths and weaknesses, then it probably is for the tv. I want to say … maybe Fight Club. I think the characters of Chuck Palahniuk are so rich, dense, multi-layered and faceted. Certainly, the 80 percent of his other writings would be incredible miniseries, at least.
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