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Olivier Assayas talks "Zodiac," his new film "Carlos" and "what real life is about."

Aside from having David Fincher on hand himself, it's hard to imagine anyone better suited to offer insights into 2007's "Zodiac" than Olivier Assayas. The Cahiers du Cinéma critic-turned-filmmaker just wrapped his own supersized adaptation of a violent true tale, "Carlos," a five and a half hour epic about terrorist/revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known as Carlos the Jackal. Assayas' film premiered at Cannes last month before hitting French TV as a miniseries...

In search of Wall Street's answer to "Shattered Glass."

You can learn so many things from procedural movies. Watching "A Man Escaped" and "Escape From Alcatraz," you can find out a great deal about escape strategies to use, should you find yourself in a prison fifty-some years old. Watching "Pickpocket," you can learn that playing pinball is a great way to get your fingers in shape for stealing someone's stuff. Should you wish to learn about fact-checking in a large journalistic organization, you could watch "Shattered...

Seven deliberately anachronistic movies.

In a long, fascinating interview with DP Harris Savides at Moving Image Source, Savides -- one of the best cinematographers we have -- talks about how much of his recent work ("Zodiac," "Greenberg," "Milk," "American Gangster") has, in one way or another, drawn from the '70s. There's a startling side-by-side comparison of a Stephen Shore photo from 1975 above a still from "Zodiac," which momentarily looks exhumed from the era. Savides, of...