December 20th, 2012: Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac

Cast and Crew:   David Fincher (Director); Robert Graysmith (Book); Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, John Terry, Elias Koteas, Candy Clark, Dermot Mulroney, Donal Logue, Phillip Baker Hall, James LeGros, Ione Skye

What It’s About:  Three men-Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr), the crime writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, who was eventually threatened by the Zodiac killer; Inspector David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), the principle investigator for the San Francisco murder; and Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), a political cartoonist who loves puzzles-become obsessed with solving the Zodiac killer murders.  None of them succeed, and each pays a price for his obsession.

Why Watch it Today?: The first Zodiac murder occurred on today’s date in 1968.

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