Zodiac — a visual effects sampler

The gritty, realistic Zodiac is easily one of my favorite films of the year so far, and I am stunned to see how much of it was CGI:

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • http://thomwade.wordpress.com Thom

    That is one of the things I really appreciate about Fincher’s work. He uses CGI as a tool, and you miss it-unless the point is for you to notice it (such as the scenes in Fight Club where the catalog descriptions appear in Norton’s apartment). I wish more directors used CGI as effectively.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15729167937433295927 Geosomin

    THAT is the kind og CGI I like…the kind you just don’t see.
    I find too much of it distracting…


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