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The Resource Forrest Gump, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (DVD/)

Forrest Gump, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (DVD/)

Label
Forrest Gump
Title
Forrest Gump
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • eng
Summary
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest becomes representative of the baby boomer generation having walked through life blindly
Awards note
  • Academy Award, 1995: Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Visual Effects, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Eric Roth).
  • Golden Globe, 1995: Best Motion Picture--Drama, Best Director--Motion Picture (Robert Zemeckis), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama (Tom Hanks).
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Alan Silvestri ; production designer, Rick Carter ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
Dialogue in English or French; close-captioned
PerformerNote
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1952-
  • 1966-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Finerman, Wendy
  • Tisch, Steve
  • Starkey, Steve
  • Roth, Eric
  • Zemeckis, Robert
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Wright, Robin
  • Sinise, Gary
  • Williamson, Mykelti
  • Field, Sally
  • Groom, Winston
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
141
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Comedy films
  • Dramatic films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Forrest Gump, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (DVD/)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Orignally produced as a motion picture in 1994
  • Based on the novel by Winston Groom
  • Special features: Forrest Gump commentary by director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter; Through the eyes of Forrest Gump, a making-of documentary (ca. 29 min.); The magic of makeup, a featurette on the aging techniques used in the film; Through the ears of Forrest Gump, a feature on the sound design of the film; Building the world of Forrest Gump, a feature on the production design of the film; Seing is believing: the visual effects of Forrest Gump; photo gallery; screen tests; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm47800063
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (141 min.)
Isbn
9780792166894
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361564449
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
156444
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) AEZ-2074
System details
DVD, Dolby digital surround
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Forrest Gump, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (DVD/)
Publication
Note
  • Orignally produced as a motion picture in 1994
  • Based on the novel by Winston Groom
  • Special features: Forrest Gump commentary by director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter; Through the eyes of Forrest Gump, a making-of documentary (ca. 29 min.); The magic of makeup, a featurette on the aging techniques used in the film; Through the ears of Forrest Gump, a feature on the sound design of the film; Building the world of Forrest Gump, a feature on the production design of the film; Seing is believing: the visual effects of Forrest Gump; photo gallery; screen tests; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm47800063
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (141 min.)
Isbn
9780792166894
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361564449
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
156444
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) AEZ-2074
System details
DVD, Dolby digital surround
Video recording format
laserdisc

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