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Friday, December 6, Judging Oscar: I have placed a value judgment on what I saw cinematically. I may one day have breakdowns for every year of the Oscars, but I have not gotten very far into this journey yet. You can follow up on the years I have completed so far: In my world, it was universally loved and I confess I have been systematically predisposed to like this movie ever since I saw it in the theater at age Whatever the case, I have loved this film since childhood and when I watch it today, I find I still love it and that it only deepens as I examine the movie closer.
The character of Forrest Gump is essentially a blank slate that viewers project their own feelings and nostalgia upon. Forrest is not without agency but he is without cynicism. It seems people are still projecting their own objectives upon the life of Forrest Gump and the fact that the film lets you do so is testament to its endearing greatness.
It tells you in the title exactly what will happen. None of this is built around a great conceptual purpose, but it is still entertaining and shows enough smarts to raise it a head or two above the crowd of generic romantic comedies.
Hugh Grant builds a whole career from the charming awkwardness and humorous self-deprecation of this leading role, while supporting players fill in the background with eccentricities and countering points of interest James Fleet and Simon Callow being the most noteworthy. The biggest complaint is Andie McDowell.
Her average girl look and clumsy charm is not quite enough to alleviate the love-at-first-sight skepticism, but Grant is charming enough and the gap in her teeth makes her close enough to British to cover the bet.
Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino, Cinematic post-modernism: Pulp Fiction is a histrionic collection of incidents and motifs that cover a generous swath of genres all adding up to a self-referential conglomeration of cinematic interests. In other words, it is a movie nerd movie, founded upon a superficial enjoyment of cinema and built to deliver, in a heightened form, that same basic enjoyment to its audience.
In that way, it is highly successful. It is a love it and hate it movie, in many ways, because it has all the marks of serious, careful artistry that are fully in the service of serious, careful self-aggrandizement.
He often confuses class divisions for ethnic divisions Connecticut vs. The movie begins startlingly in a car showroom where a salesman is giving a spiel for the Chrysler The themes of showmanship, consumerism and the need of new thrills are all played in this wonderful scene, but inexplicably, Redford misses his chance to express greater thematic implications by giving us the lawyer Goodwin in this scene rather than the more thematically potent Charles Van Doren.
Old-fashioned in many respects yet full of little things we would never see in a Hayes Code era picture, Darabont keeps things paced and well-ordered, shifting attention slightly to build tension but keeping a consistent point-of-view with his two main characters.
Morgan Freeman got the nomination but Tim Robbins is right there beside him and it is their chemistry that really makes the story work: Robbins has just enough idealism in his eyes and Freeman just enough pragmatism in his brow to keep the dueling themes of institutionalization and the freedom of the human spirit alive.
Despite an inherent simplicity, it is the grizzled commitment of the actors and the unobtrusiveness of Darabont that keep this from falling into the world of feel-good idiocy that became Darabont's stock-in-trade after this.
Now, on re-assessing Tarantino's film, I find it a bit weaker overall. I suppose we all have Ted Turner to thank for that. But what is often missed with Zemeckis is how accomplished he is as a narrativist, using shot design to reinforce emotional connection with character, maintaining point-of-view and building dramatic tension.
The conceptual playfulness of Zemeckis is one thing I particularly admire. Here, he uses themes of chance, destiny, loyalty, and simplicity to explore the response of America to the changing times. Krzysztof Kieslowski Three Colors: Kieslowski is a master of depicting isolation and loneliness, finding some of the most devastating images to capture those ideas, whether they be closeups or wide shots.
He explores the daily routines of people easily connected by the technological advances of the day yet who are left without intimacy, seeking connection yet always failing somehow. The central relationship of the film comes into existence by accident, yet the intriguing dueling characteristics of the determined judge and quietly observant Valentine drive the narrative.
Kieslowski has the perfect measures of patience and confidence as he allows his story to unfold, not rushing things while also unafraid of the ellipses that not only enable the viewer to engage with the film but also provide the means for understanding it.Forrest Gump: You died on a Saturday mornin'.
And I had you placed here under our elm tree.
And I had that house of your father's bulldozed to the ground. Momma always said dyin' was a part of life. Essay The Review of Forrest Gump Movie. Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis is a six Academy Awards winner () love-or-hate story of a journey through life of a simple man.
1. Forrest Gump is a novel about a mentally challenged man who overcomes his handicap and explores the world in an adventurous way. Gump has no direction in life; he just spends each day discovering more and more about the world, without any plan or schedule to guide him.
Forrest Gump Movie: An Analysis Words | 7 Pages. Forrest Gump Movie: An Analysis Forrest Gump (film ), is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis, narrated and starred by Tom Hanks.
Forrest is happiest at home because, for him, home is a source of comfort. His mother spends all of her life telling him to be happy and content with who he is, while Jenny's childhood was a horror show that made her want to be anything but who she is.
Forrest Gump is a true classic one of the best films of all time. Directed by Robert Zemicks we are taken through the life of a loving caring man as he overcomes the hardships.