Monday, September 18, 2006

Zodiac tidbit from Hollywood Elsewhere

Hey guys - no big updates to put recently but I have stumbled upon this lil gems to keep the anticipation levels up.
A filmmaker friend has passed along some info about David Fincher and Zodiac, by way of an editor pal who knows a sound mixer who worked on Zodiac a while back.
"This girl is very smart and cool," this guy says. "She's very much the San Franciso arty girl who hates a lot of Hollywood shit and is funny talking about working on all the shit she does. Anyway, she said Zodiac is fucking brilliant and so amazing and smart. I really, really trust this girl. She says the movie is great and that George Lucas was blown away by it.

"She also said that Robert Downey, Jr. gives an incredible Oscar-level performance.

"But here's my favorite detail. The first half of the movie, which takes place in the late '60s, is mixed mono when all of radio was AM and with the advent of FM, in the chronology of the film as the calendar moves into the '70s, the movie turns stereo. Such a great idea. She said that Fincher has the best ears of anyone other than David Lynch.

"The other point to make here is that if Zodiac sucked there's noway Dreamamount would ever greenlight Fincher's Benjamin Button project, which will star Brad Pitt."
Cool news isn't it? Reminds me of the idea Scorcese had for The Aviator - filimg and designing each year in the film to look just the way a color film from that time period would look - so as Hughes (DiCaprio) ages through the film, the colour gets more sophisticated and full-bodied just like the film stocks did! Great minds really do think alike!


Anonymous Iggy Romero said...

Interesting Zodiac article about the Viper Cams Fincher is using:

3:25 PM  

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