American director Robert Zemeckis studied filmmaking at Northern Illinois University, and then got his start with a job with the film editing department at WMAQ-TV, Chicago’s NBC flagship station. After commercial work, Zemeckis and his friend and collaborator, Bob Gale, became assistants to Steven Spielberg. It was Spielberg who lined up Zemeckis’ first directing job, the 1977 comedy/nostalgia blend I Wanna Hold Your Hand; despite the film’s low budget, it demonstrated Zemeckis’ ability to combine credible live-action sequences with elaborate special effects devices. Spielberg next had Zemeckis and Gale work on the screenplay of 1941 (1979), which, despite its disappointing box-office returns, convinced the young director that his protegés were valuable commodities.
Working again under Spielberg’s aegis, Zemeckis directed his first real financial success, Romancing the Stone (1981), a wild adventure yarn that somehow never lost sight of its sense of humor. The director then… read more
not sure about this "(...) there are ways to except them". I really do not know if this is true. Really? Sometimes pain will get the best of you and kill you softly. Never did quite find his movies to deal with painful pain. Teenage and soft pain, at best. Playful banter. Kid-like innuendos. Cinema for teens. Adventure as in infantile playfulness. Not quite sure that that is enough to a serious film career or to change the medium one works at/IN. Too bad.
Right? So I am not the only one, around here, that thinks that mo-cap and digital crapola is not THE path to follow right? I'm glad. I was always more of a Jonathan Demme fan than Zemeckis, Spielberg or Lucas. Dunno. But then what was (is) the epitome of cool once you've grown up fully? And you no longer see yourself in kid-flicks? Argh. To grow up is to die a little. He was right.