A Detailed Film-Review of
“Forrest Gump”
A Detailed Film-Review of “Forrest Gump” by Yavuz ÇELİK
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Contents
• Introduction
• Plot
• Characters
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- Forrest Gump
- Jenny Curran
- Dan Taylor
- Bubba
- Mrs. Gump
Background Information
Criticism based on two reviews
My own evaluation
List of references
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Introduction
Why Forrest Gump for reviewing?
- One of my favourite films
- Teaches simple truths and values of life
- Impressive Plot (whole life with a lot of
adventures)
- Includes a lot of meaningful quotes (life
is a box of chocolates, you never know
what you're going to get)
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Plot
• The film includes life story of Forrest Gump.
- Childhood
- Low IQ level
- Meeting Jenny in the school bus
- Braces on legs – “Run Forrest Run”
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High-school years
- American Football
- visiting Jenny with a box of chocolate
- “College ran by real fast 'cause I played so much football”
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Military
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Obeying the rules & big success
Vietnam & Bubba
Advice from Jenny: “Just run away”
New sport at military hospital “Table Tennis”
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Plot
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Shrimp business
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Luitenant Dan
Ship named Jenny
Big storm
Bubba&Gump
Retirement
- Running (three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours)
- Mariage with Jenny
- Living in a boarding hause
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Forrest Gump
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Pratogonist
Loves Jenny
Stabile character
Whole movie is
characterisication of
Forrest Gump
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Jenny Curran
• Forrest’s big Love
• Has as a dream to
become a folk singer.
“Jenny and I were like peas and
carrots. She taught me how to climb.
I showed her how to dangle. She
helped me learn how to read, and I
showed her how to swing.
Sometimes, we'd just sit out and
wait for the stars.”
Run; Forrest! Run!
“She lived in a house that was as old
as Alabama. Her mama had gone to
heaven when she was five, and her
daddy was some kind of a farmer.”
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Dan Taylor
“He was from a long,
great military tradition.
Somebody in his family
had fought and died in
every single American
war.”
“The day you are a
shrimp boat captain, I
will come and be your
first mate.”
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Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue
“Bubba is my best good
friend. I have to make
sure he is OK.”
He knows everything about shrimps.
His big dream is to be a shrimp boat captain.
He offers Forrest to get into shrimp business.
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Mrs. Gump
Life is a box of chocolates,
Forrest. You never know what
you're going to get.
Death is just a part of life.
Something we're all destined
to do.
Stupid is as stupid
does.
She is Forrest’s mother.
She always wants the best for Forrest.
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Background Information
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Directed by
Produced by
Forrest Gump has earned worldwide
677 million dollars, which is a record.
• The bench at the bus stop, where Forrest
Gump sat and Forrest’s suitcase is on
exhibition at Savannah History Museum.
Written by
Narrated by
Starring
Music by
Cinematography
Editing by
Distributed by
Release date(s)
Running time
Country
Language
Budget
Gross revenue
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Robert Zemeckis
Wendy Finerman
Steve Tisch
Charles Newirth
Winston
Groom (novel)
Eric Roth
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Robin Wright
Gary Sinise
Mykelti
Williamson
Sally Field
Alan Silvestri
Don Burgess
Arthur Schmidt
Paramount
Pictures
July 6, 1994
141 minutes
United States
English
$55 million
$677,387,716
Awards
These are the awards, which movie won at 1995 Oscars.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Tom Hanks
Best Director
Robert Zemeckis
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Ken Ralston
George Murphy
Stephen Rosenbaum
Allen Hall
Best Film Editing
Arthur Schmidt
Best Picture
Wendy Finerman
Steve Starkey
Steve Tisch
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another
Medium
Eric Roth
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Criticism based on two stories
Robert Faires, Austin
Chronicle / July 15,
1994
“Any attempt to describe
him will risk making the
movie seem more
conventional than it is.”
It’s not only an average
lifestory drama.
It reframes recent
history of the world.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun
Times / July 6, 1994
“Tom Hanks may be the
only actor who could
have played the role”
There are very successful
actors in the business
who could pull the part
of pretty well.
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My own evaluation
• Compare with Benjamin Button
• The scenes are connected.
– Barber shop
– School bus
– Father Forrest and son Forrest
• Reframes important events happened in America.
– “Some years later, that handsome young man who they
called The King, well, he sung too many songs. Had
himself a heart attack or something. It must be hard
being a king.”
– “Some time later, for no particular reason, somebody
shot that nice young President (Kennedy) when he was
in his car. And a few years after that, somebody shot his
little brother, too, only he was in a hotel kitchen.”
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My own evaluation
• Social events
– Jenny is drug addict, of growing up in a
bad family.
– Forrest endangers his own life to save
Bubba.
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List of References
• Review no 1:
Ebert, Roger. “Forrest Gump Review”; Chicago Sun Times; July 6, 1994
<http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19940706/REVIE
WS/407060301/1023 >
• Review no 2:
Faires, Robert. “Forrest Gump Review”; Austin Chronicle; July 15, 1994
<http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Calendar/Film?Film=oid%3A13858
2>
• Informations about awards:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/
• Informations about production:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump
http://www.filminglocationsdetectives.com/films/forrest_gump.htm
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