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"Forrest Gump" alert

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    On TNT right now.

    A true classic. ;D
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hide the women and children.

    Unfortunately, for most of America's working people . . . the Lord doesn't always provide.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    For better or worse, I realize as I watch it here that this film was my entry point into being interested in the '60s and particularly '60s music. It deserves some credit for making me realize for the first time that there was more to the world than balls and strikes.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    As much as I love Forrest Gump, I just off-tuned to an HBO documentary on Joe Namath.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Forrest Gump intensified my already-developed hatred for Bob Seger's Against the Wind.

    It is the musical equivalent of a motivational poster with a kitten on it.
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Sorry. I like it since it shows him running up Grandfather Mountain when that song is playing.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The best deconstruction of the film.

  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I had no idea that scene was filmed there. I remember going there as a kid and being petrified of that bridge my parents callously made me walk across despite being scared of heights. It's a beautiful place, though.
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Doesn't the very mention of this film bring up the usual "Pulp Fiction/Shawshank was BETTER!!!!!"


    But the best film of 1994 was Hoop Dreams.
  10. I was hoping this was going to be a thread about some newly discovered recruit from backwoods Alabama who could run like the wind.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hoop Dreams is a terrific picture.

    But in terms of Best Picture standards, Pulp Fiction should have won, in a gallop.

    Apples and oranges.
  12. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    You learn something new here every day!
    I always thought the running scene was filmed on Beech Mountain (about 15 miles away), not Grandfather.
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