Homicide

Myth trumps fact in David Fincher's enigmatic 'Zodiac'

Myth trumps fact in David Fincher's enigmatic 'Zodiac'

OK, so Ted Cruz does not once make an appearance in “Zodiac.” But that ridiculous meme, which circulated this past election and posed the Tea Party-pushing Senator and Presidential hopeful—felled, like all others by Donald Trump—as the infamous serial killer does have something to do with David Fincher’s puzzling detective film about dead ends, screening at the Senator Theatre this week. Namely, in both this year's endless, chaotic election season and in the story of the Zodiac Killer, an on-again, off-again murderer in the Bay Area from the late '60s into late '70s with a keen understanding of how to manipulate the media, it is image and perception rather...

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