If you ain’t got a good sense of humor, you’re better off dead! Despite having previously covered the Back to the Future Trilogy, we figured that the release of Allied was a good enough excuse to revisit some of the other significant entries in Robert Zemeckis’ filmography, specifically: Romancing the Stone, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump, Contact and Cast Away. Topics of discussion include Zemeckis’ impressive use of groundbreaking special effects, his sometimes questionable choices of music, his continued exploration of nostalgia and his knack for permeating pop culture. So is Contact a hard sci-fi masterpiece or just a cheesy ’90s blockbuster? What does the feather in Forrest Gump represent? Do the rules for toons in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? actually make any sense? Spend your precious telescope time listening for little green men and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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