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A Christmas Carol (2009)

“What do you want with me?” asks Ebenezer Scrooge.  Jacob Marley replies, “You will be haunted by three spirits.”  Scrooge responds, “I’d rather not.” There have been several feature-length adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol.  The most … Continue reading

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‘The Polar Express’ & ‘A Christmas Carol’

Robert Zemeckis is a writer, producer, and director who first desired to go to film school not long after seeing Bonnie and Clyde with his father when it came out in 1967.  Zemeckis attended USC, where he met Bob Gale … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Three

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(continued from Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Two) 2000’s Cast Away: Zemeckis reunited with Tom Hanks for this tale of a FedEx employee (Hanks) who gets stranded on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific after a plane crash, and … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part One

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One of my favorite contemporary filmmakers is Robert Zemeckis, a writer, producer, and director whose works often include state-of-the-art special effects.  Although Steven Spielberg helped give him his start, Zemeckis’ career didn’t really take off until 1984’s Romancing the Stone … Continue reading