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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Visual Effects

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The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Visual Effects Visual Effects can be a difficult category to predict sometimes.  In a given year, the most obvious of choices will deservedly get nominated.  But every now and then, … 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