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The Curious Case of Forrest Gump

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The Curious Case of Forrest Gump. Benjamin Button was great. You also might have enjoyed it 15 years ago when they called it Forrest Gump.
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jcov5
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2 Posts
Monday, January 26, 2009 7:03:01 PM
I would just like to point out that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920's, so no... the film was not a rip-off of Gump.

Although they share similar plots, there are two resounding differences. The obvious being that Benjamin is born OLD. "I was born under unusual circumstances." The other being that his story is told in a way that is perfectly normal, which contrasts his abnormal life; which I am sure, is the point.

Gump is spiced up with the meeting of many famous individuals, making his life seem thrilling.

I really adore both movies, and I do see a lot of similarities, but that does not make either one a rip off of the other.

If you have not seen TCCOBB yet, I suggest you do. It was one of my movie highlights of 2008.

I love both movies, but seriously, before somenne goes slamming a film or novel, at least ATTEMPT to know what you are talking about.


HOBYandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3062 Posts
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1:42:43 AM
Forrest Gump isn't a rip off of Benjamin Button. Eric Roth purposely combined the plot of the short story with the narrative elements of the film. Self-plagiarism, i guess, but I don`t see why he shouldn`t have a right to that.
Another interesting similarity: Forrest Gump uses a feather as a metaphor to its themes. Benjamin Button uses a similar object for its purpose: a hummingbird.

opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:12:56 PM
Whoa, that movie is 15 years old?

Curtin8780
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 108 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:17:05 PM
hahahah manchild.

lesmith11
Female, 18-29, Europe
 205 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:40:41 AM
Rotten tomatoes is a great site...and both movies suck..

SOrry, I just hate war/romance movies and combining the two is sheer bloody boring torture for me


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