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The Curious Case of Forrest Gump

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jcov5
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2 Posts
Monday, January 26, 2009 7:03:02 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 7:12:57 PM
Whoa, that movie is 15 years old?

Curtin8780
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 108 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:17:06 PM
hahahah manchild.

lesmith11
Female, 18-29, Europe
 205 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:40:42 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


gchimmel
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 595 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:27:58 AM
they forgot to mention the fact that both were more than three hours long

greenday551
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 84 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:08:05 AM
Uhh franklin did you pass highschool?
Remember The Great Gatsby?
He is an AUTHOR! of BOOKS! not screenplays.

Devi3000
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1527 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 3:34:07 AM
I already heard this from rotten tomatoes.

boredfjord
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 932 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:57:31 AM
Sweet.

cherrisoda
Female, 13-17, Australia
 202 Posts
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:18:41 AM
Whatever, Forrest Gump is so much better! :D It's my favourite movie.

coolbananas
Female, 18-29, Australia
 861 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 11:35:33 PM
wow. just wow

EvilBloop
Male, 18-29, Western US
 91 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 10:36:50 PM
wow

USFEmoGirl
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1455 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 10:25:44 PM
lol @ outdoorminer!

Lucian_Nilo
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 22 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 10:02:32 PM
that was pretty epic

andystevens
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 248 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 7:18:30 PM
Hollywood has so much creativity.

Pindragon
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 589 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 6:19:40 PM
Close enough. Frank. Southern states, thick accent.

And that was.... way to accurate..


DVLDRVR666
Male, 13-17, Canada
 620 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 6:06:22 PM
Forrest Gump could kick Button's ass

fillemorte
Female, 18-29, Western US
 743 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 5:50:40 PM
i watched forrest gump on shrooms.

hahaaaaaaaa


SeaChel00
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 38 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 5:28:58 PM
LMAO! omg I actually loled.

imapepper01
Female, 13-17, Western US
 11 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 4:26:37 PM
"..and befriends a weird black dude."

LAWL


frankthatank
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 3:23:27 PM
Actually, Forest Gump is from Greenbow, Alabama. Not Louisiana.

StapleMeElmo
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1021 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 3:13:03 PM
Forrest Gump is still better.

__carebear__
Female, 13-17, Western US
 754 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 2:33:41 PM
sporka, this is the internet. I highly doubt it.
:D

quiknas
Male, 18-29, Western US
 459 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 1:45:30 PM
i heard that they actually used the same wheelchair for benjamin button that they used for lt. dan in forrest gump

sporka
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 817 Posts
Monday, January 19, 2009 1:26:08 PM
I wonder if we'll ever have a comment board that doesn't turn into a way-too-intense serious discussion of the lighthearted subject matter.

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