“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get” (Hanks). Many times when books are changed into movies they are done incorrectly. Forrest Gump is one of these examples. Forrest Gump, the novel, was written in 1986 by the author Winston Groom. The movie Forrest Gump was created by Paramount Pictures in 1994. Tom Hanks stars as the main character Forrest Gump. The movie portrayed Forrest Gump in a different way and as sometimes more innocent than his character in the book. This is shown in three different ways: Jenny and Forrest’s relationship, Characters’ drug use, and in the book Forrest is involved in more activities and adventures.
In Finding Forrester a movie that takes place in the Bronx, there are two main characters, William Forrester and Jamal Wallace who find friendship in an unlikely way because of their passion for reading and writing. Though both are very different from each other they are drawn together by similar interests.
The character in the movie that I chose is the actor John Matthews the guy that John Wilkes Booth gave the confession letter to. The role that John Mathews had in the story was burning the letter. The letter was immensely important. He had valuable information that could have been used to save lincoln.
In the film Forrest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis one of the most inspirational movie characters ever was born, Forrest Gump. Forrest symbolizes the way we wish to deal with the problems we face throughout the course of our lives, and how we would go about solving them if the Universe was on our side. Forrest had 3 essential qualities to separate himself from others. Honesty, integrity, and compassion; if you have these 3 qualities as Forrest did, life will seem to work out for the best. Making it easier to find true happiness.
Watching Forrest Gump for the first time I feel that the movie has a little of everything in it, from action and war to love and romance. For one man to overcome so many hardships and live a life full of love and happiness it is inspiring. Each character had something that reached viewers. From Jenny to Lieutenant Dan they all had something that made them easy to connect with. Even the people that sat on the bench next to Forrest created interest; they listened and were in the story for us, but were not truly part of it.
In the Monkey Wrench Gang there are four main characters: Bonnie Abbzug, Doc Sarvis, Seldom Seen Smith and George Hayduke. As
At the very beginning of lieutenant Dan's storyline, he's a young and yet experienced soldier. He is sarcastic and handsome, and his inner destination is to die as hero during the Vietnam war. Thus, this is the main reason of him becoming furious at Forrest Gump for saving his life and cheating him out of his destinity to die in battle.
Do you still remember the Jenny’s death in the movie ‘Forrest Gump’? There is a dialog between Jenny (J) and Forrest Gump (F) in the movie, happened when Gump after his long running and received Jenny’s letter and went to see her. Here it is:
The beginning of the film starts with Forrest sitting on a bench at a bus stop. A lady walks over and sits down next to him and begins to read her book as he introduces himself to her. He then offers her some chocolate that she quietly declines. Forrest then says, “My mama always said that life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. This phrase shows meaning to the entire film because Forrest is always led to a new thing or event in life that had no relation to the last. Zemeckis place this scene strategically at the beginning and it helped set up the rest of the story.
People tend to find meaning in all aspects of life, and they rely and examine symbols to gain further insight into their life. Symbolism is prevalent in numerous films, however, in the 1994 film “Forrest Gump” by Robert Zemeckis intertwines symbolism to introduce the general themes of the film. In the film “Forrest Gump” the filmmaker focuses on the interesting life of Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is an innocent honest man, who like many, has overcome adversity to achieve success. This same adversity helps Forrest and his general outlook on life. Through all these obstacles, he is an all star football, receives an honorary medal in the Vietnam war and sets up a successful shrimp business. As the film progresses, Robert Zemeckis, does an excellent job of adding important symbols that help the audience gain a better understanding of the characters and the film itself. This adversity and perspective on life is personified through objects such as the box of chocolates which represent uncertainty, the feather which appears at the beginning and the end and furthermore, the concept of running is a repetitious symbol in the film, all have important roles in shaping the lives of characters portrayed in the film.
The movie Forrest Gump played by Tom Hank is a story about Forest Gump a simple man and his journey through life. Gump was simple minded and lived his life by a set of values taught to him by his mother (Sally Field). While Forest sat down waiting for a bus, he tells his story. Forest takes part in several defining historical moments such as the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal and also had painful experiences. Despite his setbacks and naive nature, he struggles and triumphs in everything he did. Forrest developed a good self-esteem and self-concept with the help of his mother’s observation, love, and sincerity. With his mother and Jenny’s encouragements, he was able to overcome his physical handicap and become an outstanding runner among other things. This movie is an example of the how a child’s mind developed through series of stages. This paper shows the following key points; intellectual disability, Erickson’s intimacy vs isolation, low self-esteem, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The relationship that he worked on the most was with Jenny. Every time he got the chance he spent time with her and told her about the important things going on in his life. When Jenny left for D.C. Forrest showed her how much he cared for her. He gave Jenny the Medal of Honor that he had just received, and he said, “I got it just by doing what you told me to do.” (Zemeckis, 1994)
One day as he is mowing the lawn he notices Jenny. He later proposes to her and he declines. Forrest loves Jenny, and Jenny loves him too, but she had some issue in the past. She didn't think she was good enough for him since he was so innocent compared to her. The next morning Jenny is gone and Forrest is heartbroken. So he decides to go for a run. He runs across the country and he becomes famous for it. After he gets home from his run he receives a letter from Jenny saying she saw him on television. She wants him to visit her and when Forrest saw that he got up and went to the bus stop. Which brings us to present day, on the bus stop bench. He is told that Jenny's address is only a few blocks away, so he got up and ran to her. When he gets their he is
The movie I selected for this assignment is Forrest Gump, mostly because it is one of the most widely known movies of all time. Instantly quotable and memorizable, and one I have watched a million times over in every way possible. Forrest Gump, of Greenbow, AL, has one of the most historically and culturally significant lives possible, from playing football for the University of Alabama, to serving as an Infantry Sergeant in the Vietnam War. He also played ping-pong, fished for shrimp, and met presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He met other famous people to include a young Elvis, as well as John Lennon while on TV. He ran back and forth across the country for “3 years, 2 months, 14 days, 16 hours” as he put, and became a good father for his son when his lifelong romantic interest died. He does all of this without realizing what he is doing as he is doing it, simply because he is mildly retarded and just goes through life doing simply what he is told or what he feels like doing. This story also contains examples of the concepts of interpersonal communications, which consists of: the transactional nature of communications, self-image, self-esteem, self-concept, online disclosures, and self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, principles of nonverbal communication and personal presentation, and listening.
The movie begins with Forrest Gump waiting at a bus stop and starting a friendly conversation with a stranger sitting next to him. He begins to tell his life story and drops one of the most famous lines in film history, “My Momma always said, ‘life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”. This line would be the whole focus of the movie as you will see what Forrest Gump has experienced and accomplished in his life up to that point, as well as the many important figures he had crossed paths with. Early on in life Forrest was often bullied at school for his curved spine and his low intelligence. On his first day of school in 1950s Greenbow, Alabama, Forrest meets a girl named Jenny Curran who becomes Forrest’s only friend and later he would develop a crush for