Has anyone seen the ZODIAC movie? I saw t last week,about a week before the DVD was in release in video stores,because Tara Sue's daughter works at one. I also got a cool promotional pen and button!
Enuff of my bragging-on to the flick. If any of you have read Robert Graysmith's book ZODIAC,or his follow-up ZODIC UNMASKED,you'll enjoy the movie's close attention to the facts of the case and the minute detail that the film includes,right down to Inspector Toschi's way of wearing his gun holster(who was the model that Steve McQueen studied for his film BULLIT),right down to the sh!t encrusted dildo that lies on Arthur Leigh Allen"s trailer floor. WW would have been proud.
What I personally found fascinating was the fact that the Zodiac Killer was a movie and pop culture freak! Check this out:
.Many of his letters make reference to the old RKO Pictures film the MOST DANGEROUS GAME(1932). In the movie ,Leslie Banks plays the evil Count Zaroff,who's idea of the ultimate sport is hunting down humans for fun on his lonley island.
.CHARLIE CHAN at TREASURE ISLAND was one of Artur Leigh Allen's favorite movie's. As a boy,his father even worked on the real Treasure Island amusment park,where the movie was set, in San Francisco. The main villian,a masked and robed killer,was named Dr. Zodiac!
.He signed one of his taunting letters as the Red Phantom,in reference to Lon Chaney in the PHANTOM of the OPERA. He also references to the EXORCIST (..'.the best satrical comedy I have ever seen"...) and a thumbs down review of the Charlie Starkweather inspired film BADLANDS,with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. He thought it was in "poor taste"!.
Anyhow,I really liked the movie. Not a bang up action film;it's not supposed to be...but a good slice of true crime history .
oh-found this old news clip on youtube...kinda gives you the feel of the times...