Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

by Norman Kagan

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Overview

Robert Zemeckis has risen to the forefront of American filmmaking with a string of successes: Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future I, II, & III, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Forrest Gump, and Castaway. Herein, Norman Kagan unlocks the mind behind the making of these diverse and groundbreaking hits—appraising each work’s public and critical appeal while placing the films in the context of Zemeckis’s career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878332939
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Norman Kagan, author of The Cinema of Oliver Stone, lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

1Beginnings1
21941 (1979)13
3I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)27
4Used Cars (1980)41
5Romancing the Stone (1984)53
6Back to the Future I (1985), II (1989), III (1990)63
7Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)93
8Death Becomes Her (1992)119
9Forrest Gump (1994)135
10Contact (1997)159
11What Lies Beneath (2000)183
12Cast Away (2001)195
13Other Work209
14Conclusions217
Notes227
Index235

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