Tuesday 4 February 2020

#2/2020 Forrest Gump

I watched the movie shortly after it’s release all those years ago and still have vividy memories of how good it was. Tom Hanks’s portrayal of Forrest was absolutely spectacular and he deservedly received an Oscar.

A while ago I read somewhere that the novel the film is based on is remarkably good too and much more complex. Indeed, it presents Forrest as much more complex character. Here he is more of a savant trapped in athlete’s body than a simpleton. As a narrator, he presents the world in a charming, heart warming and slightly naive tone. Here his adventures are actually much more complex and borderline unbelievable (such as being sent on a space mission, playing chess with elaborate chieftain of wild tribe ) but still absolutely enjoyable to read.

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