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Forrest Gump at thirty

Reflections on a favourite from Hollywood’s Box of Chocolates

6 July 2024

12:15 PM

6 July 2024

12:15 PM

Detecting a sea-change in the taste of American movie-goers in the mid-1990s, the 1996 Presidential hopeful, Bob Dole, remarked that, ‘Americans are choosing the good over the grotesque; excellence over-exploitation; quiet virtue over gratuitous violence; and character over pointless cruelty.’

One of the films Dole had in mind included the comedy-drama Blockbuster, Forrest Gump, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this July.

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