History Film / ForrestGump

17th Apr '18 11:42:06 AM dotchan
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* DrillSergeantNasty: Subverted, as the drill sergeant frequently praises Forrest for his dedication and obedience in the exact same tone of voice typically used to berate anyone else.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Subverted, Played with, as the drill sergeant frequently praises Forrest for his dedication and obedience obedience...in the exact same tone of voice typically used to berate anyone else.
1st Apr '18 8:44:47 AM Tightwire
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* AnAesop: They both have a hard start in life, but Forrest runs ''towards'' his challenges, while Jenny always runs ''away''. Notably she repeatedly turns down a good man who loves her, and eventually loses everything except him, including our sympathy. So, take on your problems and don't waste your chances.
29th Mar '18 2:17:36 AM SasquatchJim
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** Of particular note is when Forrest ''stops'' running. He's standing in front of Monument Valley, one of the most iconic landscapes in America thanks to the work of Creator/JohnFord.
22nd Mar '18 5:59:51 AM Evighet
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* AMillionIsAStatistic: The storm that destroyed every ship in the harbor [[InferredHolocaust undoubtedly ended or destroyed the lives of dozens of people.]] Gump considered a good thing because it [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality benefited Forrest's shrimping business.]] And, well, [[CaptainOblivious he didn't really know anything was wrong.]

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* AMillionIsAStatistic: The storm that destroyed every ship in the harbor [[InferredHolocaust undoubtedly ended or destroyed the lives of dozens of people.]] Gump considered a good thing because it [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality benefited Forrest's shrimping business.]] And, well, [[CaptainOblivious he didn't really know anything was wrong.]]]
8th Mar '18 10:08:30 PM Synchronicity
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* LegacyOfService: Bubba's family has apparently been in service for at least a century. The montage which shows different generations serving seems to imply that they are serving different generations of the same family. In this case, it's treated as a bad thing, since their service originated during the time of slavery. This would be inverted when Forrest gave Bubba's mother what he felt was Bubba's share of his shrimp venture: she was now rich enough to afford a servant of her own.
8th Mar '18 1:10:21 PM tyrekecorrea
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** He assumes ''Apple'' is some kind of fruit company.

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** He assumes ''Apple'' is some "some kind of fruit company."
8th Mar '18 1:08:12 PM tyrekecorrea
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Forrest (spine problems and a mental disability) and later Lt. Dan (crippled). Both of them come to terms with their conditions and reach success.

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Forrest (spine problems and a mental disability) and later Lt. Dan (crippled).(bilateral leg amputee). Both of them come to terms with their conditions and reach success.
27th Feb '18 2:00:03 AM MarkLungo
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Does this with Jenny (making her a vapid party girl), Forrest's mom (who loved her son but was much less in charge), and to an extent Forrest himself, who in the books is an IdiotSavant and much less InspirationallyDisadvantaged. For example, in the novel, it's Jenny who winds up pressuring Forrest to stop meandering from one weird occupation to the next and finally settle down, Lieutenant Dan is seemingly just using Forrest's abilities in a series of money-making schemes, and Forrest himself is much more crass and outspoken. The movie has been accused of promoting a conservative agenda, but this may have just been an attempt to turn it into a nostalgia trip for Baby Boomers without getting political at all. For example, Forrest refers to the Vietnam war as "a bunch of shit" multiple times in the novel, farts in public, and uses racial epithets toward both blacks and Asians.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Does this with Jenny (making her a vapid party girl), Forrest's mom (who loved her son but was much less in charge), and to an extent Forrest himself, who in the books is an IdiotSavant and much less InspirationallyDisadvantaged. For example, in the novel, it's Jenny who winds up pressuring Forrest to stop meandering from one weird occupation to the next and finally settle down, Lieutenant Dan is seemingly just using Forrest's abilities in a series of money-making schemes, and Forrest himself is much more crass and outspoken. The movie has been accused of promoting a conservative agenda, but this may have just been an attempt to turn it into a nostalgia trip for Baby Boomers without getting political at all. For example, Forrest refers to the Vietnam war UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar as "a bunch of shit" multiple times in the novel, farts in public, and uses racial epithets toward both blacks and Asians.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: The storm that destroyed every ship in the harbor [[InferredHolocaust undoubtedly ended or destroyed the lives of dozens of people.]] Gump considered a good thing because it [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality benefited Forrest's shrimping business.]] And, well, [[CaptainOblivious he didn't really know anything was wrong.]]


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* AMillionIsAStatistic: The storm that destroyed every ship in the harbor [[InferredHolocaust undoubtedly ended or destroyed the lives of dozens of people.]] Gump considered a good thing because it [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality benefited Forrest's shrimping business.]] And, well, [[CaptainOblivious he didn't really know anything was wrong.]
7th Feb '18 9:37:30 AM BigMike20X6
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** At the end, Lieutenant Dan has prosthetic legs made with titanium alloy "like they use in the space ship"

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** At the end, Lieutenant Dan has prosthetic legs made with titanium alloy "like they use in the space ship"shuttle"
18th Dec '17 1:25:07 PM Arial
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*JackhammeredConversation: During the March on the pentagon, Forest claims he only has one thing to say about the war. Then, a man sabotaged the speaker system right as Forest starts talking. By the time the speakers are back up, his speech is over. (Tom Hanks says that Forrest said, "Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don't go home at all. That's a bad thing.") The only person who appears to have heard what Forest said was Abbie Hoffman, who claims "That's so right-on army man. You said it all."
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