Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Produced by: Tom Hanks; Jack Rapke; Steve Starkey; Robert Zemeckis
Written by: William Broyles, Jr. …
Starring: Tom Hanks; Helen Hunt; Nick Searcy
Music by: Alan Silvestri
Cinematography: Don Burgess
Edited by: Arthur Schmidt
Seeran Review: Fantastic film. See it. The way the difference in the two live. A busy man who had developed with goals to attain always being stranded in an island alone! He comes to know that all the things he valued all his life became use less. He speaks to his friend, a volley ball. It is true life if you believe it does. He even cries when it was taken away by the waves. He finds that all those things which he had to deliver had many other usages. A volley ball can be his friend, skating shoes can be used to sharp his arrow, video tape can be u8sed to make a raft. The joy he attains after lighting the fire is that joy of an early man after he knew to control the fire.
After his comeback the things he valued the most while in the island (he sees the crab, and lighter). I was reminded of many zen stories while seeing this film. Brilliant cinematography and direction. The way he looks finally at the island which had been his home for four long years, his indifferent look at the whale, his look at the end – all means the same. It is the look of wisdom.