One such person was Elvis Presley. However Elvis learned to dance in real life, his dancing and singing made him possibly the single most important and recognized musicians in 20th century popular music. However, the controversial stunt The Beatles are most recognized for has nothing to do with gyrating their hips on stage.
And the way our great director Bob Zemeckis would describe it, sometimes we thought we were making Citizen Kane and other times we thought Roger Rabbit. Such a broad spectrum makes for a most fascinating discussion about the critics and the mainstream.
They simultaneously shower it with Oscars six including Best Picture and snub it entirely at Cannes, Venice and Berlin. Ladies and gents, I present: The Case for Forrest Gump. Plot Summary We first meet Alabama simpleton Forrest Gump Tom Hanks on a park bench in Savannah, Georgia, where he waits in crisp white suit and high-and-tight haircut to deliver chocolates to his lifelong flame, Jenny Curran Robin Wright.
As various strangers take a seat next to him, waiting for the bus, Forrest is more than willing to tell them and us his life story.
He takes us back to the days of his childhood, where Young Forrest Michael Conner Humphreys suffers from an IQ of 75 and braces on his legs. On the bus the first day of school, Forrest befriends Young Jenny Hanna Hallthe sweet victim of an abusive father, who prays for God to turn her into a bird to fly far, far away.
After breaking those chains, Forrest continues to defy the odds. He plays Division 1 football at the University of Alabama; earns the Medal of Honor in Vietnam for saving his fellow troops and commander, Lt.
Each step of the way, Forrest happens to be at the crossroads of history, be it calling in the Watergate scandal, or getting in on the ground floor of Apple. Top it all off with the same charm of Rain Manand you have Forrest Gump.
Or maybe a drama. F You could also throw in the action movie, the war film, the buddy picture, the sports flick, the biopic, the romance and the musical collage.
The script also provides a great example of story structure, particularly the device of parallel action. There was even Brad Pitt traveling the seas, looking up at the stars and wondering if Blanchett was looking back at him.
Finally, the script provides a number of quotable pieces of dialogue. You ever been with a girl, Forrest?
I sit next to them in my home economics class all the time. Such misunderstanding makes for comic relief in an otherwise tragic moment in Vietnam: What, do you have a cough due to cold?
And perhaps my favorite: What are you doing here?!? The film won Hanks his second straight Oscar, having won the previous year for Philadelphiamaking him the first to win back-to-back Best Actors since Spencer Tracy with Captains Courageous and Boys Town Men in Tightsuntil her pregnancy forced her to back out.
Still, many will remember her as Mrs. The role led to his casting in a number of popular films, from Heat to Con-Air to Lucky Number Slevinand spawned the real-life Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant chain.
Forrest: My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump. “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue . Forrest Gump 4K Blu-ray (): Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise. The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of U.S. social history from the early s. David Fincher's classic serial-killer flick Se7en has a pretty closed ending: Out of the four main characters, one is shot in the head, one is presumably institutionalized and another one now fits in a small box. However, where most people saw a finished story, the executives at New Line Cinema saw an ending filled with sequel potential, so they actually went ahead and developed a sequel.
The child actors in the film are also fantastic. Michael Conner Humphreys was cast as Young Forrest because of his unique real-life accent.
As Young Jenny, Hannah Hall is the epitome of sweet innocence being robbed of its innocence before our very eyes. And what an honor to be forever captured in time as your son. The honor was deserved. Magic Legs The legless Lt. Zemeckis was always an advocate for groundbreaking effects, from DeLoreans disappearing in streaks of fire in Back to the Future to live-action actors mixing seamlessly with cartoons in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Forrest Gump would officially cement his reputation for pushing the visual envelope, winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The fast-moving action of ping pong balls, flying war choppers and the famous floating feather were all done digitally.
Still, the greatest achievement is the integration of Tom Hanks in archival footage, from riding in D. Bush in the crotch with a ping pong ball. Of course, Welles gets far more credit for this, because he did it 53 years earlier, without the benefit of CGI.
So, filmmakers would know that his legs must be extended with special blue socks deleted by CGI.
At one point, they swing through a table, which was added later digitally. Transitions Also like Kane, Zemeckis takes great care to deliver seamless transitions between scenes.Historic Homes & More; America's 50 Most Famous Houses Fame wasn't the impetus behind the construction of America's most eminent estates, yet it has followed them from their creation to the modern.
Did you know that John Travolta was the original choice for Forrest? Hm, wonder how that would have gone over, let's think about the differences in their acting abilities.
Well, Travolta was busy with another film that year, and I'd say he did well. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. The sprit of the s and ’70s, that which reshaped our nation, redefined a people, and changed America on a fundamental level, can be summarized in three words: “Run, Forrest.
1 - Forrest's ancestor, the one also named Forrest, was Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the initial members of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War. 2 - In , Forrest invented the famous Elvis Presley's dance, by dancing to his version of Hound Dog while Elvis himself was playing it to him.
In , Tom Hanks gave one of the finest performances of his career in the Robert Zemekis-directed film Forrest Gump. The perfect blend of palpable humor and emotional depth, the film managed to resonate deeply both with moviegoers and with critics.
David Fincher's classic serial-killer flick Se7en has a pretty closed ending: Out of the four main characters, one is shot in the head, one is presumably institutionalized and another one now fits in a small box. However, where most people saw a finished story, the executives at New Line Cinema saw an ending filled with sequel potential, so they actually went ahead and developed a sequel.