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ZODIAC – David Shire

March 2, 2007 Leave a comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

The last time David Shire had a film in the top ten at the American Box Office was in July 1988, when director George Romero’s horror-thriller Monkey Shines became a moderate success. It’s been a long road back to the top for the composer of Saturday Night Fever, All the President’s Men, The Hindenburg, 2010 and Short Circuit, but here he is, nineteen years later, writing the score for David Fincher’s dark thriller, Zodiac.

San Francisco in the late 1960s was a scary place. A serial killer, known by members of the press as the Zodiac Killer, murdered five people between December 1968 and October 1969 in the most brutal of circumstances, but gained a great deal of wider notoriety after he sent a series letters and bizarre cryptograms to the offices of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper, taunting those who sought to stop his killing spree. Read more…