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  •  Actually (4.00)
    I think the analysis is spot on.

    The best way to get your message across is often subliminal.

    This is not to say that Gump is a carefully crafted plot by the writer/director/producers of course.

    •  Been saying it for years ... (4.00)
      ... The Shawshank Redemption was jobbed on Oscar night.

      Tom Hanks is a wonderful actor, but Morgan Freeman deserved the best actor award that year. Shawshank also deserved best picture. Not that I'm biased or anything :)= ....

      And, I wholeheartedly agree - that analysis from above is on target. Except, I do believe the plot was carefully crafted to that end.

      "All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" ~ Lucy Van Pelt (Peanuts)
      •  Ah, Shawshank! (4.00)
        A friend of mine is a film critic for the local ABC affiliate, and a great person. Talking film with him is but one of the many perks of his friendship. But it's a huge perk.

        We were talking movies while cooking, and found out that we both share the notion that there is such a thing as a 'perfect film.' We even agree on what it is: a film that works on every level, a film where you can go bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece through it - directing, acting, cinematography, script, music - and find nothing you would do better or differently, a film that does all these things in such a way as to make it look effortless, and, most of all, it simply ...transcends.

        We absolutely agree that "The Shawshank Redemption" is an entirely perfect film. It was totally robbed by the Academy. Shame on them.

        If a 2nd Oscar could be given out that year, I'd like it to go to Quiz Show. And a third to Pulp Fiction. Both were damned good.

        I thought Forrest Gump was just boring as hell.

        •  shawshank (none)
          ranks up there with the (original) twelve angry men - it is one of those movies that is fresh even when you see it for the umpteenth time.

          try as i might, I could not pick out a single flaw, not one, in that movie.

          simply brilliant.

      •  Shawshank was awesome. Didn't know (none)
        it competed against Forrest. What a shame.

        BTW, NPR is talking about 9/11 - ex Homeland Security Deputy. Deriliction of duty at the FAA! No blame on Bush!

    •  Yup (none)
      Forrest was the perfect example of what the right wing fundies want everyone to be: do what you're told and don't think about things and you'll be happy and everything will go right for you.

      I liked the character and it's pretty true that ignorance can be bliss... but I don't want to make a role model out of him.

      "You're born naked and the rest is drag." -Ru Paul

      by cshardie on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 12:30:01 PM PST

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