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Forrest Gump = Benjamin Button

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Benjamin Button is exactly like Gump ... except no AIDS:

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    This has been mentioned about 15 times on every thread involving the Oscar nominees, as well as the thread about BB, if I remember correctly. I know both Ben Hecht and I said it and had a big discussion about it on one of the threads.

    But thanks.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That video has been mentioned?
  4. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    I think Button's worth seeing if only for the excellent special effects work they did with Pitt and Blanchett. There are some similarites of course, but I think the actual concept of Button is pretty innovative with a man aging backwards.
  5. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Someone posted it last month on one of the Oscar threads, I'm pretty sure. Too lazy to look it up.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If it weren't written by the same guy, I might buy that.
  7. Wasn't there a Mork and Mindy episode where they met one of Mork's superiors and he was a young blonde kid?

    Sorry I don't watch movies inspired by Mork.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Looking forward, not backward.

    Anticipating Johnny Depp as John Dillinger . . . and Daniel Day-Lewis as the director in the film version of the musical, Nine.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    And I thought the same thing about five hours into the 11 hour film.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    To clarify, TSP, I didn't mean the video (though kokane said it was, I didn't see it). I read the thread title and the first line of your post to mean you were just now noticing this similarity. I guess i didn't take it as "I found a video backing up something that's been talked about" because the thread title was that the two were similar.

    That was all I was commenting on. Sorry if you misread it.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I didn't misread.
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