David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’ and the Art of the Insert Shot


David Fincher's 'Zodiac' and the Art of the Insert Shot
Photo: Paramount Pictures

[amz asin=”B00E96AZBK” size=”small”]Vimeo user Josh Forrest put together the following supercut of insert shots from David Fincher‘s Zodiac as if to emphasize the importance of just such a shot. It’s an interesting watch considering how important Fincher considers pretty much every insert, but it’s also interesting with this film specifically as we learned in the Blu-ray extras the shot of Robert Graysmith’s sketchbook being thrown on the car seat (12 seconds into this video) was accomplished in 36 takes. Fincher is known to be a perfectionist and this is just one more of those examples.

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