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2000 Eyes: Cast Away

[Written for The Herald]

Robinson Crusoe lives again, in the utterly engrossing desert island drama Cast Away.

This film works for a variety of reasons. But one of the best is the simple dilemma that Mr. Crusoe faced in Daniel Defoe’s novel: how to survive in sandswept isolation (without the tribal councils of Survivor, yet). Cast Away began as the brainchild of actor-producer Tom Hanks, who nurtured the idea with screenwriter William Broyles (Apollo 13) and his Oscar-winning Forrest Gump director, Robert Zemeckis. The result is something close to the best of big Hollywood picture-making.

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