Forrest Gump – Tom Secker on Fortress on a Hill

Published May 8th 2019 | Tags: , , , , ,

Chris and Danny invited me back onto their podcast to discuss the 1994 comedy-drama Forrest Gump.  We talked about the original book by Winston Groom as well as McNamara’s 100,000 – a project to recruit troops into the US Army who would normally have fallen below the required standards.  We honed in on the differences between the book and the film, how the book is clearly anti-war while the film is ambiguous at best, as well as discussing how the DOD influenced the script despite rejecting the film for military production support.

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