For everyone who always knew "Alien3" was a total nightmare but never knew quite why, this article will fill in a lot of blanks: It's a first-hand account of the madness this film went through, beginning with endless fights over the scripts, the mingle for creative control, a budget falling apart by the minute and the waste of two directors before bringing aboard hot-shot first-timer David Fincher.
What I love about this article is that it reveals that Fincher didn't turn into this "perfectionistic monster" everybody describes him as DUE to the Alien3 experience ... he already was perfectionistic and uncompromising when he worked on that movie!
The way his style of working is described (shooting tirelessly for hours just to end up with the perfect shot), and the comments he makes himself about what kind of movie he wants to create -- both of these could be applied to ZODIAC by the word.
As only David Fincher can put it best:
Gotta love the Finch!
The article is very long and spans over several forum-entries, so make sure you scroll down and read all of it. I'm so confident you will like this ... :-) ... but let me know anyway!