Sam Dickson recently completed a PhD in English at the University of
Sydney with a dissertation on intermediality in American film and
literature since the 1960s. His research areas include film theory,
media theory and American literature. He has been a sessional tutor for
undergraduate courses on film and literature at the University of
This article interprets the obsessive procedural narrative of Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007) as a self-reflexive allegory for the transition from celluloid to digital cinema in 21st century Hollywood. Drawing on ...