David Fincher’s Zodiac
David Liu | 15 November 2009
A police procedural revolving around the eponymous serial killer whose presence created a sensation in 1970s Northern California, David Fincher’s Zodiac masterfully exposes the fears and obsessions of a bygone era. As reporters and detectives become hopelessly consumed by the case, the passage of time emerges as the film’s central device, fueling their desires and foiling their advances. With a painterly eye, Fincher and cameraman Harris Savides recreate San Francisco history to a degree of unsettling urgency.