Monday, June 29, 2009

Movie Mondays

Forrest Gump

Book, 1986 by Winston Groom


Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, hurculean, and surprisingly savy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of Univerity of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with cildlike wisdome at the insanity all around him. In between misadentures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it.

Movie, 1994 directed by Robert Zemeckis

Features: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field

Tagline: The story of a lifetime.

Awards: Nominated for 13 Oscars and won 6--Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks), Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Visual Effects (Ken Ralston, et al), Best Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Picture (Wendy Finerman, et al), Best Screenplay (Eric Roth)

Watch the trailer...

I'm thinking that everyone has seen Forrest Gump. Has anyone read it?
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