Forrest Gump DVD
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, et al.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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Stupid is what stupid does
A question of a day: does any reality outside Forrest Gump's concsiousness
It's strange. I watch this film for the fourth time and it affects me
as much as a film can affect one.
Excellent play of actors, excellent characters, excellent director's and
script writers' work. But all this seems natural with the message which
the film carries. What message? I'll say shortly: I don't know. :)) I
can't completely understand it during past several years.
Film has marvellously caught such a section of reality, that it became
impossible to differ it from life. From what is usually considered to
Forrest goes through all the main points of american madness of second
half of XX century and stayes unaffected by them. It seems to me sometimes
that the main hero of the film is this madness: all this hippi, pacifists,
black panthers, followers of Doctrine of Forrest-Runner and old people,
who during long years see life only through television screens. On this
screen Forrest appears regularly and always - necessarily! - for a moment.
"Everyone defines his destiny himself, son", - Forrest's mother
"I always loved to cut grass", - says Forrest, - "and as
I was a millionaire and I had everything, I cut grass for gratis".
And I still do not know what to think about looking at Forrest who goes
round next circle on his lawn-mower.
From Zen.Ru journal
Translated by Smile
The Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director
Robert Zemeckis, and Best Actor Tom Hanks, this unlikely story of a slow-witted
but good-hearted man somehow at the center of the pivotal events of the
20th century is a funny and heartwarming epic. Hanks plays the title character,
a shy Southern boy in love with his childhood best friend (Robin Wright)
who finds that his ability to run fast takes him places. As an All-Star
football player he meets John F. Kennedy; as a soldier in Vietnam he's
a war hero; and as a world champion Ping-Pong player he's hailed by Richard
Nixon. Becoming a successful shrimp-boat captain, he still yearns for
the love of his life, who takes a quite different and much sadder path
in life. The visual effects incorporating Hanks into existing newsreel
footage is both funny and impressive, but the heart of the film lies in
its sweet love story and in the triumphant performance of Hanks as an
unassuming soul who savors the most from his life and times.