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Forrest Gump & America
Transcript of Forrest Gump & America
Refers to the Ku Klux Klan
White supremacy organization Stand in the schoolhouse door Elvis Presley KKK's clothes In the film, Forrest is named after
a general who took part in the civil war Nathan Bedford Forrest Elvis Aaron Presley
King of Rock and Roll Medal of Honor Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
36th President of United States
37th vice-president of United States College Football John Fitzgerald Kennedy
May 29, 1917 - Nov 22, 1963
35th President of United States JFK assassinated 1963-69 1956 Nov 22, 1963 1970s 1981 1974 Elvis makes a debut Watergate Scandal & The resignation of Nixon The assassination of JFK Lyndon Johnson escalates Vietnam War Alexia Botbol & Zoé Loporto He was a confederate general during American Civil War and served in the Ku Klux Klan. Hip-swinging dance Stand in the schoolhouse door It took place at the University of Alabama in 1963.
George Wallace, governor of Alabama stood at the door of the auditorium to try to block the entry of two black students. Forrest can run more than any other person.
So he becomes a college Football player. June 11, 1963 Jackie JFK In Dallas, Texas Vietnam War The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress Army Version Hippie & counterculture movement Ping Pong Diplomacy Nixon and Mao, in 1972 Watergate Scandal Reagan assassination attempt Apple Inc. Reagan assassination attempt Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
40th president of United States John Hinckley Jr. shot Reagan.
Although "close to death" during surgery, Reagan recovered and was released . Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Founders
Ronald Wayne North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies vs South Vietnam, supported by United States and anti-communist Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy during car parade. Robert Kennedy, JFK's little
brother was also assassinated.
Palestinian who felt betrayed
by Kennedy's support for Israel
in the June 1967 Six-Day War. Ping pong diplomacy refers to the exchange of table tennis players between the United States and People's Republic of China in the early 1970s. The event marked a change in U.S.–China relations that led President Richard Nixon to pay a visit to Beijing. in 1980 in 1971 Richard Nixon
37th president of USA
Resigned because of Watergate Scandal The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s. Counterculture movement The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s opposed nuclear weapons and the Vietnam War
embraced aspects of Eastern philosophy
were often vegetarian and eco-friendly, promoted the use of drugs widespread tensions developed in American society regarding the war in Vietnam, race relations, sexual mores, women's rights, traditional modes of authority Forrest Gump & America July 21,1969 Neil Amstrong - First walk on the moon Aspects of American culture in the movie Very religious Strong southern american accent Graduation Washington DC Bubba -Gump shrimp boat NYC Walk of fame "Shit happens" Route 66 Grand Canyon Playboy Doctor Pepper Movie Soundtrack FORREST GUMP Movie Director: Robert Zemeckis Release date: June 23, 1994 Based on novel Movie Presentation Tom Hanks Forrest Gump American Hero Outline I Movie presentation II Tom Hanks: an "everyday man" III Forrest Gump: American hero IV Overview on American history V American culture throughout the movie Conclusion Tom Hanks American film director, producer and screenwriter Synopsis Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Cast Won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump. Famous for his leading roles in: Apollo 13 (1995) Philadelphia (1993) Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Catch me if you can (2002) Character: Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer infected with AIDS. Character: Sam Baldwin, widower and single dad. Character: Commander,
Jim Lovell Character: Carl Hanratty, an FBI
bank fraud agent Why such a success? The naïve man, the “stupid” men, could have been a looser but he nonetheless succeeds in many ways. Won 6 Academy Awards. Forrest Gump's warm reception was not universal. American dream? "Respect" - Aretha Franklin "Hound Dog"- Elvis Presley "California" - Mamas & Papas "San Francisco" - Scott McKenzy "Sweet home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd "Stoned Love" - The Supremes "For what its worth" - Buffalo Springfield And many many more... Forrest Gump is the hero of American Society Three essential qualities:
Compassion Who is Forrest Gump? He is the set of all traits that we need in order to become better human beings. He succeeds in being... a fast runner... a heroic soldier... a businessman... a loving father...