Forrest Gump was released in 1994 and made millions dollars through it’s unbreakable success at box office. Tom Hanks, is no doubt, a genuine artist who portrayed his character with so perfection that sometimes i think he looks same in real life, movie is heart touching with enormous lessons to learn.
A comedy- drama movie was actually based on 1986 famous novel “Forrest Gump” written by Winston Groom. Movie was an inspiration drove from that famous novel and directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Bob Penny, Sam Anderson, Margo Moorer, Peter Dobson, Michael Conner Humphreys and others.
Life of “Forrest Gump” depicts through different phases, a slow-witted but kind-hearted, good-natured and athletically prodigious man from Albama. Movie starts from a scene “Forrest Gump” sitting on bench and telling about his story.
Principal photography took place in late 1993, mainly in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Extensive visual effects were used to incorporate the protagonist into archived footage and to develop other scenes. A comprehensive soundtrack was featured in the film, using music intended to pinpoint specific time periods portrayed on screen. Its commercial release made it a top-selling soundtrack, selling over twelve million copies worldwide.
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Movie got first major success for Paramount Pictures since the studio’s merger with Viacom earning more than US $677 Million worldwide in 1994. Movie won 6 Oscars, another 39 Wins and 66 nominations including
- Best Picture
- Best Actor- Tom Hanks
- Best Screenplay – Eric Roth
- Best Directory – Robert Zemeckis
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Film Editing
Movie did a splendid job not only on silver screen but it magically changed the imagination of common person too. This is the reason Movie received so many other nominations including Golden Globe, People’s Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards. In 2011, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
American Film Institute Lists
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – #71
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs – Nominated
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – Nominated
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains:
- Forrest Gump – Nominated Hero
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes:
- Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. – #40
- Mama says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’ – Nominated
- AFI’s 100 Years of Film Scores – Nominated
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers – #37
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #76
- AFI’s 10 Top 10 – Nominated Epic Film
One must Learn from This Movie.
- Believe in God. One must keep trust in God because the way Forrest Gump did things with out any fear and future drawbacks. He did things and similarly God gave him, best scene comes in a movie when Lieutenant Dan said to Forrest Gump “have i found Jesus, they even had a priest come and talk to me, he said “God is listening but I have to help yourself “. That was the movement of Dan’s blasphemy and it turned into miracle when Forrest Gump actually becomes a captian of a Ship and he rejoins him and thanks for all he did to save his life. What we do now? when we are failed we say God is not listening to us, actually we are not listing to ourselves that is the moment of disbelieve that each one of us has today.
- You ought to Be Honest. Sincerity, trust and discipline is a part of every successful man or woman, Forrest Gump is a dead honest person with every one and he did the same through out his life never knowing whether he would be awarded or not.
- Stupid is as Stupid Does. In whole movie we have seen whenever Forrest Gump tries to do something apart from his routine, people say, are you stupid? and he usually says “Stupid is as Stupid Does”. You must to learn in which field you are working for, you must do to odd things which you like because most of the successful businessmen of this world probably most rich people, do the same things in their lives that is the reason they are successful in their life.
- Do What Do you Want to Do?. Forrest Gump traveled across the country with no reason, as he love to run so he kept running all times, People followed him and people changed their lives through this way. Even when a tea shirt maker accidentally met him and asked him for a picture but he had no camera at that time, suddenly truck passed by them and got wet by Mud, he instantly gave him a tea shirt to wipe off that mud, but when he got back his TV shirt, a smiling ZoZo was draw naturally, he came up with an idea and made lot of money from it. Do what do you want to Do?
- Promise is a Promise. When Forrest Gump first met Bubba in bus where no one except him gave a seat to sit, that was the moment when he became friend though Bubba was used to speak a lot but Forrest was always with him to listen, they promised in Vietnam war that soon after this war they would buy a Shrimping ship and Bubba would be the captain of that boat but Bubba died in Vietnam war but Forrest Gump invested all his money even when people called him stupid. In order to fulfill his friend’s promise, Bubba take all risk without thinking of his rest of his life. Never break any one’s promise, it may be hard to do but God loves those people who always stand by what they promise.
- Success is not Everything as People Think. Though Forrest Gump did a lot in his life but he never thought of what he did and what he has achieved in his life. He was Vietnam warrior, Pin-pong Champion, Ran across country and bought 12 “Jennys” means he bought 12 ships from his single ship but he never thought that he is rich person now. What you try to do is your destiny crafted by God so never proud what do.
There are so many other things to learn from this movie so you must watch this movie once in your life if you have never watch this movie before.