#42. Robert Zemeckis Ranked List
When I was first getting into film, Zemeckis was one of my favorite directors. Romancing the Stone was my first favorite movie of all time, beaten the next year when I first watched Back to the Future. Roger Rabbit 3 years later proved he was better than Spielberg to me. There were hiccups after that, but it was abandoning live action for performance capture animation that turned me. (Those dead eyes.)
Looking over what I haven't seen reveals some interesting options. I've already decided to bit the bullet and watch his version of A Christmas Carol. I've seen a little of I Wanna Hold Your Hand and I'm not going to be watching it in full. There's an episode of Tales From the Crypt called "You, Murderer" which says it stars archive footage of Humphrey Bogart. I imagine this is similar to JFK being in Forrest Gump. I'm hoping to find it if only to spot the Bogart movies they take from to splice this performance together.
While I'm interested in something called Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness
, I'm not going to work too hard to find it. I will however be watching a short film Zemeckis made for the BTTF trilogy on Blu-Ray called Doc Brown Saves the World
. I haven't seen his two most recent films, The Walk and Allied, and I'm honestly not all that interested in either of them.