History Film / ForrestGump

14th Feb '17 1:17:03 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ActorISTheTitleCharacter: Some posters for the film state that "Tom Hawks is Forrest Gump"

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* ActorISTheTitleCharacter: Some posters for the film state that "Tom Hawks Hanks is Forrest Gump"



* AmbiguousEnding: The novel concludes with the familiar image of Forrest sitting on a park bench in Savannah, GA, not long after an encounter with a passerby with whom he has just shared much of his life story. In a scene very similar to one in the film, in which a man scoffs at Forrest's claim to own the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Forrest's story is regarded as simply unbelievable, leaving the reader to wonder wether the story is true or if Forrest is an UnreliableNarrator who likes to sit a park bench and tell tall tales to strangers.

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* AmbiguousEnding: The novel concludes with the familiar image of Forrest sitting on a park bench in Savannah, GA, not long after an encounter with a passerby with whom he has just shared much of his life story. In a scene very similar to one in the film, in which a man scoffs at Forrest's claim to own the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Forrest's story is regarded as simply unbelievable, leaving the reader to wonder wether whether the story is true or if Forrest is an UnreliableNarrator who likes to sit a park bench and tell tall tales to strangers.
6th Feb '17 7:17:32 PM Mdumas43073
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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 idiot savant 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 idiot savant 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.
6th Feb '17 2:24:18 PM Mdumas43073
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Groom published a sequel to the original novel, ''Gump & Co.'', in 1995.
13th Jan '17 6:47:30 AM DrOO7
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Cancer-stricken Mama and AIDS-stricken Jenny look as pretty and healthy on their deathbeds as they have throughout the entire film.
3rd Jan '17 11:46:37 AM Usagi1992
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Played for tears, in the scene where Forrest holds a dying Bubba in his arms:
-->'''Bubba:''' Forrest...why'd this happen?
-->'''Forrest:''' You got shot.
29th Dec '16 7:33:17 PM darkchiefy
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* ActorISTheTitleCharacter: Some posters for the film state that "Tom Hawks is Forrest Gump"
5th Dec '16 6:29:42 PM Xtifr
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* ReactionaryFantasy: This is the story of how a GoodOlBoy who sincerely believes he lives in {{Eagleland}} type 1 finds happiness and wealth by JustFollowingOrders, because DumbIsGood. It is mirrored by the story of a more rebellious girl who ReallyGetsAround, and who was driven to such behavior by her AbusiveParents. She sincerely believes she lives in {{Eagleland}} type 2, becomes a SoapBoxSadie trying to change things for the better, and lives a life that goes FromBadToWorse, because she should have been content with her bucolic and All-American origins (and it's implied she meets DeathBySex).
5th Dec '16 6:09:03 PM Xtifr
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** A staple of Gump's character, and why he sits at the core of a ReactionaryFantasy:

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** A staple of Gump's character, and why he sits at the core of a ReactionaryFantasy:reactionary fantasy:
4th Dec '16 10:37:20 PM e-mlodik
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* AmbiguousEnding: The novel concludes with the familiar image of Forrest sitting on a park bench in Savannah, GA, not long after an encounter with a passerby with whom he has just shared much of his life story. In a scene very similar to one in the film, in which a man scoff's at Forrest's claim to own the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Forrest's story is regarded as simply unbelievable, leaving the reader to wonder weather the story is true or if Forrest is an UnreliableNarrator, an eccentric sitting on a park bench telling tall tales.

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* AmbiguousEnding: The novel concludes with the familiar image of Forrest sitting on a park bench in Savannah, GA, not long after an encounter with a passerby with whom he has just shared much of his life story. In a scene very similar to one in the film, in which a man scoff's scoffs at Forrest's claim to own the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Forrest's story is regarded as simply unbelievable, leaving the reader to wonder weather wether the story is true or if Forrest is an UnreliableNarrator, an eccentric sitting on UnreliableNarrator who likes to sit a park bench telling and tell tall tales.tales to strangers.
25th Nov '16 1:56:03 PM XFllo
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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Forrest's silent partnership in Bubba-Gump Shrimp and his investing in Apple means he never has to worry about money ever. He works as a gardener for free.



** In a darker extent, many celebrities that Forrest met or talked about end up getting killed, most of them getting shot.

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** In a darker extent, many Many celebrities that Forrest met or talked about end up getting killed, most of them getting shot.



-->'''Hancock:''' "Your mama sure does care about your schooling, son!"

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-->'''Hancock:''' "Your Your mama sure does care about your schooling, son!"son!
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