Poll

Your Favorite Robert Zemeckis Film Is:

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Used Cars
1 (4.8%)
Romancing the Stone
1 (4.8%)
Back to the Future
8 (38.1%)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
4 (19%)
Back to the Future Part II
0 (0%)
Back to the Future Part III
1 (4.8%)
Death Becomes Her
0 (0%)
Forrest Gump
0 (0%)
Contact
2 (9.5%)
What Lies Beneath
0 (0%)
Cast Away
4 (19%)
The Polar Express
0 (0%)
Beowulf
0 (0%)
A Christmas Carol
0 (0%)
Flight
0 (0%)
The Walk
0 (0%)
Allied
0 (0%)
The Women of Marwen
0 (0%)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 04:20:51 AM »
Nice, lol

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 11:57:49 AM »
BTTF I guess.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 12:24:23 PM »
Back to the Future was the supreme execution of a great screenplay.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit however, no other director at that time could have pulled it off with such style.  Not even Spielberg.  A small handful of others might have made it work on a passable level, but the way Zemeckis shot it - animated characters in the real world with film noir lighting - took it to a Pixar level of detail and quality.  Years later Joe Dante made Looney Tunes Back In Action, and after leaps in technology it still doesn't blend as well as with Roger Rabbit.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2008, 12:33:15 PM »
I remember Hoskins talking about the importance of getting the line of sight right in an interview. He probably did a better job at this than any of the actors in the recent Star Wars films.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2008, 12:42:47 PM »
Back to the Future was the supreme execution of a great screenplay.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit however, no other director at that time could have pulled it off with such style.  Not even Spielberg.  A small handful of others might have made it work on a passable level, but the way Zemeckis shot it - animated characters in the real world with film noir lighting - took it to a Pixar level of detail and quality.  Years later Joe Dante made Looney Tunes Back In Action, and after leaps in technology it still doesn't blend as well as with Roger Rabbit.

It sounds like you read the poll question as "Which film represents Zemeckis' best direction?" whereas I read it as "What is the best film that Zemeckis directed?"

...right?

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 01:29:35 PM »
Back to the Future was the supreme execution of a great screenplay.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit however, no other director at that time could have pulled it off with such style.  Not even Spielberg.  A small handful of others might have made it work on a passable level, but the way Zemeckis shot it - animated characters in the real world with film noir lighting - took it to a Pixar level of detail and quality.  Years later Joe Dante made Looney Tunes Back In Action, and after leaps in technology it still doesn't blend as well as with Roger Rabbit.

It sounds like you read the poll question as "Which film represents Zemeckis' best direction?" whereas I read it as "What is the best film that Zemeckis directed?"

...right?

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They're his best film's because they are his best direction. In both cases they are his best films, and in both cases they would not have been as good without his direction.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 01:32:16 PM »
I completely agree with Frozenhamster.  They're his best films and his best direction.



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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2008, 01:34:54 PM »
I completely agree with Frozenhamster.  They're his best films and his best direction.

I was trying to dig into your reasoning for choosing Roger Rabbit over Back to the Future...

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2008, 01:40:33 PM »
Best Films
1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
2. Back To The Future
3. Romancing The Stone
4. Forrest Gump

Best Directing
1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
2. Forrest Gump
3. Back To The Future
4. Romancing The Stone


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Re: Directors Best Poll - Robert Zemeckis
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2008, 01:42:54 PM »
I'd have to disagree with you about Forrest Gump being better directed than Back to the Future. I can't articulate why exactly I feel this way, but I'm sure I'll come up with it and will get back to you on it.
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