d: david fincher

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“I don’t know that Jake feels this way, I know people feel I don’t give Jake enough credit. I will tell you right now that he wrote the funniest line in the entire movie. And he came- and he said, ‘I wanna try another take of this where Elias lets me in and when he says, You dont smoke, do you? I’m gonna say to him- I’mma- just watch what I’m gonna do. And he walked in and Elias says, ‘You don’t smoke, do you?’’ and he said, “Once. In high school.’ And I almost fell outta my chair, it was- cos it’s such a perfect epitomising [sic] of who this guy is. That when he talks to authority figures he- he immediately has to tell the truth. He’s compelled to tell them - even though it’s something that he’s embarrassed about or he feels in - and it’s actually the funniest line in the movie.”

- David Fincher, Director’s Commentary, Zodiac (2007)

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I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest, because man is the most dangerous animal of all. To kill something is the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I will be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my afterlife.

ZODIAC (2007) dir. David Fincher