Thursday, March 03, 2005

An open letter to David Fincher.

Mr. Fincher,

It has come to my attention that you're developing a new serial killer movie. I understand that you're basing it on the Zodiac Killer, but I don't know how closely you're sticking to history. If there's room for "creativity" with "the facts," I'd humbly like to assist you and your production designers with some ideas for how the killer's bedroom should look.
If you'd be so kind as to use your Internets to look up the AP news article entitled "Jury Gets Video Tour of Jackson's Bedroom," you'd find images galore that you could utilize for your mise en scene.
For instance:
The video, shot by Sheriff's Department photographer Albert Lafferty, showed a sparkling bedspread, pictures of Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Temple, several TVs and stacks of videos.
Two rooms that investigators called the 'doll room' and the 'toy room' were filled with dolls, mannequins and figurines of such characters as Bat Man, Superman and C-3PO, Boba Fett and R2-D2 from 'Star Wars.'

Just add some defective neon and Stabbing Westward on the hi-fi and you got some vintage Fincher magic. Please let me know what you think, David.




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