CASTAWAY
2000, 20th Century Fox, 143 min, USA, Dir: Robert Zemeckis

Fed Ex executive Tom Hanks takes what he thinks is a routine flight and ends up stranded on a desert island when his plane crashes and kills everyone else on board. As he realizes that no one is coming to save him, Hanks's character is forced to adapt to life alone on the island. The result is a tour-de-force of performance (Hanks spends the majority of the movie with no other actors to play off of) and visceral, experimental filmmaking by Robert Zemeckis.


FLIGHT
2012, Paramount, 139 min, USA, Dir: Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis returns to live-action filmmaking for the first time since CASTAWAY in this tale of an airline pilot (Denzel Washington) who is celebrated as a hero when he makes a seemingly impossible emergency landing. As the truth comes out about his condition during the flight, however, troubling questions arise.


WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
1988, Disney, 103 min, USA, Dir: Robert Zemeckis

Director Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE), with the help of producer Steven Spielberg, made this exhilarating, groundbreaking movie blending live-action and animation, with real people and cartoon characters co-existing in 1940s Hollywood. Toon star Roger Rabbit (voiced by Charles Fleischer) goes to down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), hiring him to investigate his supposedly two-timing wife, Jessica. With Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Lloyd, Stubby Kaye. "Sheer, enchanted entertainment from the first frame to the last - a joyous, giddy, goofy celebration of the kind of fun you can have with a movie camera." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


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