Conor Bateman
July 21, 2017 — By Conor Bateman

Procedural: Zodiac and the Digital Cityscape

A video essay commissioned by RealTime about David Fincher’s 2007 film Zodiac.

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Zodiac and the digital cityscape

Conor Bateman observes how analogue and digital, real and constructed, bleed into a paranoid, video-game vision of 1970s San Francisco in David Fincher’s classic crime procedural, Zodiac.

“…a thought-provoking look at how digital cities in these two art forms affect our experience, at how landmarks guide our orientation, at how technology can serve nostalgia. (Oh, and you should definitely stick around for the post-credits scene).” – David Verdeure, filmscalpel

Selected by Italy’s Artribune as one of the highlights of the 2020 Milan Machinima Festival.


13 March 2020 – Milan Machinima Festival, as part of their program The Weird, The Eerie, The Unreal