History Film / Zodiac

17th Jul '17 3:46:20 PM crazysamaritan
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* BowtiesAreCool: Toschi.
26th May '17 11:11:02 AM Confusedmoth
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* DatedHistory: Some things in the film have been proven incorrect, as new evidence has came to light in the years since the film's release. For example. in the film Zodiac is shown sitting in the backseat of the cab before killing Paul Stine, while in real life, there was evidence that he actually sat in the passenger seat next to Stine. Also, Arthur Leigh Allen hasn't been suspected of being the Zodiac for many years.

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* DatedHistory: Some things in the film have been proven incorrect, as new evidence has came to light in the years since the film's release. For example. example, in the film Zodiac is shown sitting in the backseat of the cab before killing Paul Stine, while in real life, there was evidence that he actually sat in the passenger seat next to Stine. Also, Arthur Leigh Allen hasn't been suspected of being the Zodiac for many years.



--->"Everything going to be fine." [[spoiler:Then the Zodiac comes back and stabs the couple repeatably, although again a SubvertedTrope in that the man who says this survives.]]

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--->"Everything --->"Everything's going to be fine." [[spoiler:Then the Zodiac comes back and stabs the couple repeatably, repeatedly, although again a SubvertedTrope in that the man who says this survives.]]



* HollywoodNerd: Gyllenhaal's character. However, this is TruthInTelevision, since Gyllenhaal does look like the real Robert Graysmith - circa 1970's - whose personality was very much like his onscreen counterpart.

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* HollywoodNerd: Gyllenhaal's character. However, this is TruthInTelevision, since Gyllenhaal does look like the real Robert Graysmith - circa 1970's 1970s - whose personality was very much like his onscreen counterpart.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted: 'negro' is used interchangeably with 'black' in the 60s and 70s, and "retard" and "homosexual" are used as insults.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted: 'negro' is used interchangeably with 'black' in the 60s '60s and 70s, '70s, and "retard" and "homosexual" are used as insults.



-->'''Leigh''': (to police officers) Those knifes with blood on them were from a chicken I killed.

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-->'''Leigh''': (to police officers) Those knifes knives with blood on them were from a chicken I killed.
18th Apr '17 10:10:47 PM Eagal
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* AloneWithThePsycho: See BeatPanel below.
** And a more ambiguous example when Graysmith goes to interview a cinema owner, convinced that the writing on a poster is Zodiac's, linking him to one of the guy's employees... only for the owner to calmly inform Graysmith that he himself does the posters, and then offer to show him records in the basement. [[spoiler: Nothing sinister comes of it, and he's never revisited as a suspect.]]

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* AloneWithThePsycho: See BeatPanel below.
** And a more ambiguous example when
When Graysmith goes to interview a cinema owner, convinced that the writing on a poster is Zodiac's, linking him to one of the guy's employees... only for the owner to calmly inform Graysmith that he himself does the posters, and then offer to show him records in the basement. [[spoiler: Nothing sinister comes of it, and he's never revisited as a suspect.]]
3rd Apr '17 4:35:44 PM infernape612
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** And a more ambiguous example when Graysmith goes to interview a cinema owner, convinced that the writing on a poster is Zodiac's, linking him to one of the guy's employees... only for the owner to calmly inform Graysmith that he himself does the posters, and then offer to show him records in the basement. [[spoiler: Nothing sinister comes of it, and he's never revisited as a suspect]]

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** And a more ambiguous example when Graysmith goes to interview a cinema owner, convinced that the writing on a poster is Zodiac's, linking him to one of the guy's employees... only for the owner to calmly inform Graysmith that he himself does the posters, and then offer to show him records in the basement. [[spoiler: Nothing sinister comes of it, and he's never revisited as a suspect]]suspect.]]
24th Feb '17 12:11:51 PM Umbethi
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* DatedHistory: Some things in the film have been proven incorrect, as new evidence has came to light in the years since the film's release. For example. in the film Zodiac is shown sitting in the backseat of the cab before killing Paul Stine, while in real life, there was evidence that he actually sat in the passenger seat next to Stine. Also, Arthur Leigh Allen hasn't been suspected of being the Zodiac for many years; these days writer Richard Gaikowski is the main suspect.

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* DatedHistory: Some things in the film have been proven incorrect, as new evidence has came to light in the years since the film's release. For example. in the film Zodiac is shown sitting in the backseat of the cab before killing Paul Stine, while in real life, there was evidence that he actually sat in the passenger seat next to Stine. Also, Arthur Leigh Allen hasn't been suspected of being the Zodiac for many years; these days writer Richard Gaikowski is the main suspect.years.



* HollywoodNerd: Gyllenhaal's character is too good looking for a real nerd.

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* HollywoodNerd: Gyllenhaal's character character. However, this is too good looking for a TruthInTelevision, since Gyllenhaal does look like the real nerd.Robert Graysmith - circa 1970's - whose personality was very much like his onscreen counterpart.
6th Jan '17 10:12:52 PM MadAnthony94
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** And a more ambiguous example when Graysmith goes to interview a cinema owner, convinced that the writing on a poster is Zodiac's, linking him to one of the guy's employees... only for the owner to calmly inform Graysmith that he himself does the posters, and then offer to show him records in the basement. [[spoiler: Nothing sinister comes of it, and he's never revisited as a suspect]]
29th Dec '16 2:37:35 AM Blackie62
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-->''"Not many people have basements in California..."''

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-->''"Not many people have basements in California..."''"''[[note]]For those wondering, it's because of the earthquakes.[[/note]]
23rd Oct '16 10:35:30 AM Nithael
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* WeNeedToGetProof: The main challenge once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''HuntingTheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.

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* WeNeedToGetProof: The main challenge once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''HuntingTheMostDangerousGame'', ''Film/TheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.
22nd Oct '16 2:39:43 PM Xtifr
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* WeNeedToGetProof: The main challenge once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''TheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.

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* WeNeedToGetProof: The main challenge once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''TheMostDangerousGame'', ''HuntingTheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.
17th Sep '16 8:00:01 PM DevinMeenan
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler:Graysmith is happy with his children, Leigh died of a heart attack before the police could charge him with the murders, and Paul Avery died around 2000.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler:Graysmith is happy with his children, Toschi retired from the SFPD in 1989, Leigh died of a heart attack before the police could charge him with the murders, and Paul Avery died around 2000.]]
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