Forrest Gump stands as one of the great cinema treasures. It's a story about a simple man navigating his way through one of the most turbulent times in American history: the 1960s. And during that journey, Forrest remains unchanged. Whether it be his naive nature, his inherent understanding of what is good, or his limited mental faculties, Forrest experiences some of life's harshest trials yet remains seemingly unchanged by them. A trait of his that causes those around him to ask, "are you stupid or something?"
But who are the truly foolish ones in this story? Is it Forrest or the ones asking the question? This episode unpacks one of my all-time favorite films and its portrayal of one of mankind's oldest enemies: the world.
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Review: Netflix's "Bodyguard"
E68: "Captain America" and the Freedom We All Want for Our Lives
E67: "The Great Divorce" and Why We Don't Take Hell So Seriously
Review: Tiger King...and Some Other Observations
Is Art Valuable In a Time of Crisis?
COVID-19 and What Story Do You Feel Is Being Told Right Now?
Mulan and #MeToo
Narrative Wars 12: Marriage: Real-Life Fairy Tale? Or Just a 1-in-2 Divorce?
E66: "Bambi" and Initiating Boys Into Manhood
Narrative Wars 11: Humans - Advanced Breed of Apes? Or Something Divine?
Update 2020 (It's a Short One)
E65: "Star Wars: A New Hope" and the Allure of Uncharted Space
E64: "Rudolph" and the Bullies, the Misfits, and Life's Harsh Lessons
Narrative Wars 10: Should We 'Bend the Knee' to Our Critics?
E63: "The Fellowship of the Ring" and Finding Your Place in a Group
Interview 18: Despite Popular Belief, "Story and THE Story Are Connected"
E62: "It" and Fear Through the Lens of Children and Adults
Interview 17: Sam Eldredge, author of "Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face"