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Forrest Gump Film Presentation
Transcript of Forrest Gump Film Presentation
situations and grow from his experiences. Why was it made Winston Groom, the author of the original "Forrest Gump" novel, was inspired by a story his father had told him about a mentally challanged man who excelled at playing the piano. 1944-1982; Greenbow, Alabama Forrest and the Historical American Events Meets Elvis Presly in 1952 (Teaches him hip dancing)
The All-American Team meets President JFK in 1961
President JFK is assassinated and the University of Alabama is desegregated in 1963
Enters the Vietnam War in 1966
Earns an award of honor and meets President Johnson in 1969
Goes to China with the All-American Ping Pong team in 1970
Meets John Lennon on a talk show 1971
Meets President Nixon in 1972 because of his participation in the negotiation with Communist China and discovers the Watergate Scandal
Nixon resigns presidency, Forrest joins the shrimping business, Hurrican Carmen strikes, and Bubba Gump Shrimping Company is established in 1974
Invests in the Apple Computers company in1976
Runs across the country for two years from 1977-1979
HIV/AIDs outbreak in 1981 Mrs. Gump "Remember what I told you, Forrest. You're no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You're the same as everybody else. You are no different." Bubba "You know why we a good partnership, Forrest? 'Cause we be watchin' out for one another. Like brothers and stuff. Hey, Forrest, there's somethin' I've been thinkin' about. I got a very important question to ask you. How would you like to go into the shrimpin' business with me?" Lenient Dan "[Lt. Dan:]I never thanked you for saving my life
[Forrest:]He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God. " Love Interest: Jenny "Why don't you love, Jenny?
I'm not a smart man.... but I know
what love is" Destiny vs. Coincidence Lieutenant Dan always told Forrest about his destiny of dying in a great America war like all the men in the family in every generation before him. His mother, Mrs. Gump, says life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. Forrest comes to the conclusion that both of these circumstances have occurred to him; his part in American history all came as a coincidence, but Jenny was always his destiny. They fatefully bump into one another several times in their life. One intimate night resulted in a child, which brought the both of them together after many years apart. Character Development Other Character Development Blamed Forrest for not leaving him in battlefield to die. He is angry with Forrest because Forrest has been
awarded for so many things as he, Lt. Dan, lives as a cripple who could barely support himself anymore. "They even had a priest come and talk to me. He said God is listening and if I found Jesus, I'd get to walk beside him in the kingdom of Heaven. Did you hear what I said? WALK beside him in the kingdom of Heaven! Well kiss my crippled ass. God is listening? What a crock of shit. " He thanks Forrest for saving his life during the war. Because of Forrest, he got his life back on track. The shrimping business allowed the two to become billionaires. "He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God." "And that's all I gotta say about that..."