Yearly Archives: 1997

1997: The Year He Made Contact

Contact (Robert Zemeckis), 1997

An afterword at the end of the late Carl Sagan’s novel Contact notes that it started as a film treatment written in the early 1980s. For several years it was a project for Australian director George Miller, but he jumped ship as the budget skyrocketed. Now, finally, Contact arrives courtesy of Robert Zemeckis and preceded by ecstatic reviews from the US critics.

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Being an Idiot is a Box of Oscars

Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis), 1994

“Being an idiot is no box of chocolates.” – Forrest Gump, by Winston Groom

“Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump, by Robert Zemeckis

You know the plot: idiot grows up in Alabama and wanders through recent American history, witnessing astounding events and meeting great men (plus a few US Presidents). Academy Awards follow his every step.

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Day One

Congratulations: this is the first / oldest post on the page.

It’s sitting here as a placeholder for the date when this site’s predecessor, my old site Cinephobia, went online. A great deal of the material on this page is migrated across from Cinephobia, which is why  so many of the archive dates predate the launch of this site.

To find the “day one” post for itself, click here.

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