May 21st, 2010


A Simple Twist of Fate

I've been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 1994 winner, Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.

Forrest Gump is a drama with a fairy-tale quality about it. It chronicles the life of Forrest Gump, a man of below-average intelligence but with a deep sense of faith in himself and in human nature that leads him to have an impact at key moments of history.

The other nominees for Best Picture that year were Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show and The Shawshank Redemption. In addition to Best Picture, Forrest Gump also won Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hanks); Best Director; Best Effects, Visual Effects; Best Film Editing; and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Winston Groom's novel).

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