54. Journey Called Life !!

More often than not we have the tendency to complain about everything or most things life throws at us.Whatever it might be , for example a promotion is a moment of joy but as time goes on we curse the grueling shifts & wonder as to why life's treating us so badly.

Is this how we behave ,are we all the same ????

Do we overlook what life has given us all the time for the things we don't have ????

PLOT : " The chronicles of the life of Forrest Gump. "

" The World will never be the same once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump "

The above tagline was used for the movie's promotion ,these lines i should say were coined for perfectly that gelled very well with the film.

Forrest Gump
is a 1994 film based on the
1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom ,the film is said to have to have many differences to the novel but this was one such film which truly captivated me such that thought of reading the novel has never yet occurred to me.

he film was directed by
Robert Zemeckis who is well known as the director of the time-travel Back to the Future movie series.He has provided us with one of the beautiful works of the 20th century that will stand testament to the genre of drama.

Screenplay by
Eric Roth whose works speaks about his talents is well remembered for this film because of the emotional content which the movie sustained from the very start to very end.

This film is one of the many films which made
Tom Hanks as a household name ,the title role of Forrest Gump enacted by him is & will be one of cinema's memorable role.He literally carried the entire movie that fetched him the oscar for best actor.

The other cast of
Robin Wright Penn ,Gary Sinise ,Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field blended into their roles perfectly ,all of them added their contribution or should i say made the film a classic.

Music by
Alan Silvestri added further strength to the emotional drama producing the right chord at the right times.

For a film with a duration of 140 odd minutes it was very essential that the plot never lost focus ,editing by
Arthur Schmidt ensured that the movie's pace held the audience's attention.

Cinematography Don Burgess was a perfect sync with the various timelines that the movie progressed ,the director had effectively used his team to bring out the best out of them.

Looking at the various stages of life of Forrest Gump its very easy to relate to our daily lives where we meet people who do things which are so called impossible ,these people overcome their hardships and look at the millions of things life has offered to them.

These are the people who teach us that life is not about what we have its about what we make out of it ,everyone doesn't have everything ,there's always somethings life will never give us for free.

  • Rating : "PG" for war violence.
P.S : " Bill Murray, John Travolta and Chevy Chase turned down the role of Forrest Gump. "


Sourav said...

Excellent movie, have seen this beautiful piece worth 50 times, by now I guess! Tom Hanks is excellent, one more movie of his I super liked was 'The Terminal' .. am sure you have seen that one too?

Romeo said...

Almost every movie of Tom Hank's is a master-piece. I remember watching "Cast Away", somewhat different yet a beautiful movie in its own sense!

sm said...

excellent movie
i like it

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Sourav

Yet to see "The Terminal" ,will get back to you after watchin it soon :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Romeo

Tom Hanks is one of favourite actors ,his films always interests me :)

umapoems said...

Excellent movie!Loved the tagline

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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ umapoems

You have my vote :)

Madhu said...

ah! Finally u wrote about a film ive already watched..my stars are shining*

chitz said...

Have always been a fan of Tom Hanks..n this movie is really a feather in his cap..nice review ..yea..there r many things life doesn't give us that easily..:)

alesum said...

I take my hat off to the author of this article. Well done.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Oh thats gr8 to hear :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ chitz

thanks for the compliments yaar :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ alesum

am really flattered by ur comments ,thank you :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ sm

am glad u liked it :)

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