Episode 52: Robert Zemeckis


Returning guest Erik Childress of Film Threat, Efilmcritic, and The Chicago Film Critics Association joins us to talk about the incredibly innovative Robert Zemeckis.  We definitely touch upon some of his classic films later in the show but the main reviews we focus on are the more divisive choices, FORREST GUMP and his follow-up foray into science-fiction CONTACT.   In addition, Erik talks about A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, Jim discusses WRONG, and Patrick reviews the classic SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS.

0:00 – 7:59 – Introduction / In-house business
8:00 – 8:59 – What We Watched This Week Song
9:00 – 22:40 – What Erik Watched This Week
22:41 – 28:59 – What Jim Watched This Week
29:00 – 39:22  - What Patrick Watched This Week
39:23 – 40:23 – Robert Zemeckis Song
40:24 – 43:15 – Director Introduction
43:16 – 1:24:13 – Forrest Gump Review
1:24:14 – 2:11:11 – Contact Review
2:11:12 – 2:28:00 – Other Zemeckis Movies We Love
2:28:01 – 2:35:45 –  Top 3 Coen Brothers Films / Outro

In two weeks, returning guest Damon Houx will be back to discuss John Cassavetes.  Please be sure to leave us a voicemail with your list to play on the show as well at 224-366-9528. If you’re a movie blogger/podcaster and would like a guest spot on the show to talk about a filmmaker whose work you admire. Thanks again for listening and be sure to check out our updated upcoming schedule in the sidebar to see which directors we’ll be talking about soon!  Questions, comments and top ten lists are always welcome via email: directorsclubpodcast@gmail.com