Poll

Your Favorite Edward Zwick Film Is...

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
About Last Night...
0 (0%)
Glory
8 (50%)
Leaving Normal
0 (0%)
Legends of the Fall
2 (12.5%)
Courage Under Fire
0 (0%)
The Siege
1 (6.3%)
The Last Samurai
1 (6.3%)
Blood Diamond
3 (18.8%)
Defiance
0 (0%)
Love & Other Drugs
0 (0%)
Pawn Sacrifice
1 (6.3%)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
0 (0%)
Trial by Fire
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 16

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 03:43:04 PM »
Glory is really good, but I think it's elevated by the subject matter and the acting.

Otherwise I would say Zwick is a workmanlike director.  Nothing amazing, nothing too appalling.  Other than the Last Samurai but I already explained my opinion of that one in the other thread.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 03:56:23 PM »
I know Legends of the Fall is soap-opera-ish, western melodrama, but it still gets me at a gut level.  Glory is his best film, but I have a soft spot for Legends.  The rest are pretty middling.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 04:18:46 PM »
Glory, no contest. Such a brilliant film that I'm always puzzled that it happened to be directed by Edward Zwick.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 04:56:58 PM »
Glory. A lot of the rest feels like average Hollywood fare.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 11:30:09 PM »
I know Legends of the Fall is soap-opera-ish, western melodrama, but it still gets me at a gut level.  Glory is his best film, but I have a soft spot for Legends.  The rest are pretty middling.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2008, 11:06:00 AM »
Don't think I like any of them.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2008, 03:08:23 PM »
Glory, followed by the Last Samurai.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2008, 09:12:23 PM »
ehhhh. The Last Samurai was crap. In fact, I had forgotten I had even seen this until I stumbled into this thread. Wiped it clear out of my memory.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2008, 09:13:36 PM »
Wiped it clear out of my memory.

Too bad, it has ninjas.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Edward Zwick
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2008, 09:21:44 PM »
Wiped it clear out of my memory.

Too bad, it has ninjas.
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