History YMMV / ForrestGump

27th May '17 1:39:54 PM nombretomado
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** In a more meta sense, the fact that Forrest and Bubba are allowed in the military at all is a reference to the U.S. Army's [[LoweredRecruitingStandards lowered mental acumen standards]] for inductees during the VietnamWar to make up the manpower crunch (called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Project 100,000]]). Derisively called the "Moron Corps" and treated largely as CannonFodder, these men suffered more in the war and its aftermath than nearly any other inductee group.

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** In a more meta sense, the fact that Forrest and Bubba are allowed in the military at all is a reference to the U.S. Army's [[LoweredRecruitingStandards lowered mental acumen standards]] for inductees during the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar to make up the manpower crunch (called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Project 100,000]]). Derisively called the "Moron Corps" and treated largely as CannonFodder, these men suffered more in the war and its aftermath than nearly any other inductee group.
26th May '17 3:54:10 AM Lancelot07
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Hound Dog" by Music/ElvisPresley, "All Along The Watchtower" by Music/JimiHendrix, "Break On Through" by Music/TheDoors, "Whole Lotta Love" by Music/LedZeppelin, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, to name a few.

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"Hound Dog" by Music/ElvisPresley, "All Along The Watchtower" by Music/JimiHendrix, "Break On Through" by Music/TheDoors, "Whole Lotta Love" by Music/LedZeppelin, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, to name a few.



** Special mention has to go to one of the final tracks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xMvo3P-AE "Where Heaven Ends"]]. The melody has such a subtle, yet divine beauty to it you feel just laying back and think how nothing in life matters but life itself. Yes, a soundtrack can really do that to you, and Silvestri made it possible.

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** Special mention has to go to one of the final tracks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xMvo3P-AE "Where Heaven Ends"]]. The melody has such a subtle, yet divine beauty to it you feel like just laying back and think how nothing in life matters but life itself. Yes, a soundtrack can really do that to you, and Silvestri made it possible.
25th Mar '17 11:05:11 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: [[http://www.cracked.com/video_19218_12-horrible-messages-hidden-in-forrest-gump.html This]] Website/{{Cracked}} video discusses the racism and misogyny implied in Forrest taking credit for major achievements in African-American history and the poor portrayal of women.
20th Feb '17 6:09:34 PM nombretomado
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** The long hair and huge beard Tom Hanks sports while running across Alabama is very much reminiscent of the long hair he grows in [[CastAway another famous Zemeckis collaboration]].

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** The long hair and huge beard Tom Hanks sports while running across Alabama is very much reminiscent of the long hair he grows in [[CastAway [[Film/CastAway another famous Zemeckis collaboration]].
8th Jan '17 4:54:52 PM DeuxEX
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** Jenny. She comes from a poor background with a sexually abusive alcoholic father, attracts mostly abusive boyfriends, starts experimenting with drugs, considers committing suicide at various points in her life and ends up dying from AIDS. At least her final years were somewhat happy as she had a son and Forrest to take care of her.

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** Jenny. She comes from a poor background with a sexually abusive alcoholic father, attracts mostly abusive boyfriends, starts experimenting with drugs, considers committing suicide at various points in her life and ends up dying from AIDS.unknown disease (implied to be AIDS). At least her final years were somewhat happy as she had a son and Forrest to take care of her.
21st Dec '16 5:31:31 AM Typos
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** Expanding on Jenny, did she only fall in love with Forrest at the end of her life, or was she in love with him the whole time but felt like she wasn't good enough for him? Similarly, did she keep running away from home (and Forrest) for truly hedonistic reasons, or was she so terrified of hurting Forrest the same way her father hurt her, that putting space between them was her way of trying to keep him safe?
27th Nov '16 4:05:37 PM LtFedora
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the film, Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor, America'a highest military decoration. 22 years later, Tom Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian decoration.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the film, Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor, America'a highest military decoration. 22 years later, Tom Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian decoration.honor.
23rd Nov '16 8:24:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In a more meta sense, the fact that Forrest and Bubba are allowed in the military at all is a reference to the U.S. Army's lowered mental acumen standards for inductees during the VietnamWar to make up the manpower crunch (called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Project 100,000]]). Derisively called the "Moron Corps" and treated largely as CannonFodder, these men suffered more in the war and its aftermath than nearly any other inductee group.

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** In a more meta sense, the fact that Forrest and Bubba are allowed in the military at all is a reference to the U.S. Army's [[LoweredRecruitingStandards lowered mental acumen standards standards]] for inductees during the VietnamWar to make up the manpower crunch (called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Project 100,000]]). Derisively called the "Moron Corps" and treated largely as CannonFodder, these men suffered more in the war and its aftermath than nearly any other inductee group.
23rd Nov '16 2:41:45 PM LtFedora
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the film, Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor, America'a highest military decoration. 22 years later, Tom Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian decoration.
30th Sep '16 10:38:00 AM Lancelot07
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** Special mention has to go to one of the final tracks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xMvo3P-AE "Where Heaven Ends"]]. The melody has such a subtle, yet divine beauty to it you feel just laying back and think how nothing in life matters but life itself. Yes, a soundtrack can really do that to you, and Silvestri made it possible.
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