In less capable hands, flight would undoubtedly seem like a series of rehashed themes from other movies but the high level of craftsmanship from the fine cast and crew—particularly mr zemeckis. For the opening scene of flight to have maximum impact, it's probably best to go in knowing nothing about its protagonist's profession, which is unfortunately revealed in the film poster, if not the title itself. Robert zemeckis, writer: back to the future a whiz-kid with special effects, robert is from the spielberg camp of film-making (steven spielberg produced many of his films. Re: manifest (nbc) -- from producer robert zemeckis -- premieres 9/24/18 oooooh, now that was an interesting pilot i didn't watch any trailers or commercials, so i was expecting a plane crash and a small part of it being a lost ripoff, but nope.
In a mock recreation of the conditions in the air that pilot william whip whitaker, played by denzel washington in the film flight (2012), faced, all of the ten tested crashed the plane and killed all aboard, passengers and crew given those same conditions in real time and real space, whip. By jim vejvoda after years of making performance-capture animated movies, director robert zemeckis returns to live-action filmmaking with the new drama flight, starring denzel washington as a. The opening thirty minutes of robert zemeckis's flight (2012) represents some of the most exhilarating studio filmmaking of recent years when the movie begins, certain parameters have been suggested for the film: the poster comes bearing a reassuring subtitle (from the academy award-winning. Flight is a 2012 american drama film directed by robert zemeckis and written by john gatinsit stars denzel washington as william whip whitaker sr, an airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board.
On the face of it, flight is your standard redemption story taking you aboard a plane falling apart in heavy winds, flight is not what it seems the film is about character, extending beyond the. Flight the case for: after the polar express, beowulf and a christmas carol, even those who weren't particularly invested in robert zemeckis were practically begging him. An excellent denzel washington (a performance thoroughly deserving of his recent oscar nomination and amongst his career best work) stars as whip whitaker, a navy veteran and airline pilot who we first meet waking up from a big night with a young naked woman in his bed.
11 flight (2012) while many have heralded 2012's grimly serious flight as a return of sorts to the inherent humanism that always lay at the heart of zemeckis's best work, the. More than a few viewers who saw this year's new york film festival opener life of pi were put in mind of robert zemeckis' 2000 cast away-another sort of robinson crusoe story featuring a. Flight is one of those films which starts to come to pieces when you start thinking about it afterwards, but with zemeckis at the controls, it's a very enjoyable watch maybe not in-flight.
Robert zemeckis was either seriously considered too, or attached to direct the 2005 version of charlie and the chocolate factory zemeckis is an avid supporter of 3-d digital cinema and has stated that since the 3-d presentations of beowulf , all of his future films would be done in 3-d using digital motion capture. Last night at the aero in santa monica, robert zemeckis hosted a screening of his newest film: the awards-bait flight all weekend the aero has been hosting a retrospective of zemeckis and his. After a dozen-year stretch in uncanny valley, robert zemeckis has returned to the world of live-action with the substance abuse drama flight it's not the smoothest ride the film's alcoholism. It may become more apparent after seeing flight, robert zemeckis' first live action movie since 2000's cast away it is another day on the job for william whip whitaker (washington), a pilot at the top of his game.
Robert zemeckis is finally making his long anticipated return to live action filmmaking and the back to the future director has recruited denzel washington to star in his film 'flight. Behind the scenes of robert zemeckis' the walk with joseph gordon-levitt flight review: denzel soars in zemeckis' return to live-action by shaun munro film. A new series with strong lost vibes and executive produced by robert zemeckis leads today's development round-up the show is called manifest and deadline reports that nbc has ordered the series into production after the pilot apparently got a strong response from execs at the network.
Before a triumphant return to live-action with flight in 2012, zemeckis had directed beowulf and a christmas carol, both of which drew mixed reviews and questions about zemeckis' direction. The director robert zemeckis discusses making flight with denzel washington by mekado murphy on publish date november 1, 2012.
After opening with one of the most terrifying flying scenes i've witnessed, in which an airplane is saved by being flown upside down, robert zemeckis' flight segues into a brave and tortured performance by denzel washington — one of his very best. Photos: robert zemeckis' cinematic innovations by page 10 of the flight script, zemeckis was hooked what intrigued me the most was how everything and every character was complex — no guys wearing white hats, no guys wearing black hats, the director said. Robert zemeckis is attached to executive produce a drama series currently in development at the cw, variety has learned titled the cove, the one-hour series is described as a soapy. In robert zemeckis' drama flight, alcoholic pilot whip whittaker (denzel washington) does a miraculous job crash-landing a plane that has suffered a severe mechanical breakdown in midair, however the mandated investigation into the incident will inevitably lead to the discovery that he was flying the plane while drunk and on cocaine.