Forrest Gump Film Analysis

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The film which was up against Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Frank Darabont’s “The Shawshank Redemption” on the year of its release. The 1994 Robert Zemeckis’ film, “Forrest Gump”, won six Academy Awards against some of film histories greatest films. Forrest Gump is an American favorite about a kid from Alabama telling a story to people on a bench in Georgia. The story he is telling though is about his life and what he has gone through. The director, Robert Zemecki, is known for making great films and some are even classics. He has directed films such as the “Back to the Future” movies, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, “Cast Away”, “The Polar Express”, and many more. Forrest Gump is a film which is told in the narrative voice of the…show more content…
When both Forrest and Bubba are sent to serve in Vietnam they meet Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), who is their platoon leader. The platoon later is ambushed and this is when Forrest reuns away to realize hes all alone. He returns to find all of his men injured or dead and he attempts to rescue all of them but his friend Bubba doesn't make it out alive. Lieutenant Dan refused to be saved by Forrest and insisted he be left behind since he lost movement in his legs. Forrest Gump’s previous act of valor earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor and he had the chance meet President Lyndon B. Johnson. While Forrest was recovering from his injuries with the rest of his platoon he discovers an interest for ping pong. This interest reveals his talent for the sport and this gave him the opportunity to play against China where he makes the all American ream and meets President Nixon. While Forrest was staying at the same hotel as Nixon, Forrest calls the front office complaining about flashlights keeping him up but he witnessed the break in which started the Watergate scandal. Forrest Gump was given an honorable discharge for completing his service, therefore, Forrest goes straight home to his mom and also looks for Bubba’s family to keep his promise of buying a boat to fish for shrimp. Forrest and Lieutenant

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