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Old 03-26-2021, 02:05 AM   #23691 (permalink)
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The 1994 Oscar-winning drama was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanks as the eponymous Alabaman who changed history just about everywhere he went. Following the film’s blockbuster critical and commercial success, the movie’s brain trust planned to reunite for a sequel. In fact, screenwriter Eric Roth, who nabbed one of the film’s six Academy Awards for adapting Winton Groom’s novel, filed a completed draft on 10 September, 2001.

“Literally, I turned it in the day before 9/11,” Roth told Yahoo Entertainment in an interview (watch above). “And Tom and I and Bob got together on 9/11 to sort of commiserate about how life was in America and how tragic it was. And we looked at each other and said, ‘This movie has no meaning anymore, in that sense.'”

In our interview, Roth shared new plot details for the movie that never happened, including a revelation that addresses the health status of Forrest Junior (Haley Joel Osment) after the death of his mother, Jenny (Robin Wright), who fell ill with a virus implied to be HIV/AIDS.

“It was gonna start with his little boy having AIDS,” said Roth, who recently earned his fifth Oscar nomination for co-writing last year’s hit musical-drama remake A Star Is Born. “And people wouldn’t go to class with him in Florida. We had a funny sequence where they were [desegregation] busing in Florida at the same time, so people were either angry about the busing, or [their] kids having to go to school with the kid who had AIDS. So there was a big conflict.”

And like Gump seemingly Quantum Leaped his way from one seminal event to another through the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Forrest Gump 2 would’ve followed him through real-life events of the 1990s.

“I had him in the back of O.J.’s Bronco,” Roth said of the infamous 1994 car chase involving O.J. Simpson. “He would look up occasionally, but they didn’t see him in the rear-view mirror, and then he’d pop down.

“I had him as a ballroom dancer who was really good, he could do the [rotation] ballroom dancing. And then eventually, as just sort of a charity kind of thing, he danced with Princess Diana.”

The last detail Roth shared helps explain why the film was scrapped after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

“He meets on a bus a Native American woman and finds his calling, as a Bingo caller on a reservation. And the big event in that, which you could see was diminished only in tragedy, I guess, because it’s the same tragedy, but every day he’d go and wait for his Native American partner.

“She taught nursery school at a government building in Oklahoma City. And he was sitting on the bench waiting for her to have lunch and all the sudden the building behind him blows up. … So when 9/11 occurred … everything felt meaningless.”
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That says the son has AIDS and not Forrest unless I skimmed over it and either way I still seem to remember that knowledge of what HIV/AIDS is was something the audience knew but the characters didn't.
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There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
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I couldn't tell if that article was satire or not tbh. lol

But either way, she knew he was retarded which is bad enough in my book. tsk tsk Jennay.
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1946, John Houston)

I knew this would be good but not quite this good.

The most novel aspect of it is the casting of Humphrey Bogart against type. I won’t spoil the plot but I think, as far as the film is concerned, anyway (haven’t read the B. Traven novel), Bogie’s character is involved in Houston’s point-of-view problem. That is, since Bogart gets top billing audiences go in assuming, not necessary that he’s the hero, but that our point-of-view is his. Now, this was 1946, post-War II in America and we’re introduced to a character begging on the streets of Mexico with “Help out a fellow American?” entreaties. He even approaches the same passerby (in a funny John Houston cameo) twice with the same line. He then has the nerve to tell a kid hustling for pennies, “Quit begging!” Right off the bat we’re presented with sympathizing with Bogie’s predicament but definitely not his unsavory character. It’s a strange place to be. Houston not only increases this tension as the film proceeds but (and I won’t say how) jettisons the Bogie/audience point-of-view altogether! Very few directors had the guts to do this in the Hollywood of that era. Few do now. Good streamer
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For anyone who grew up in the 90s and has been waiting for the return of Mortal Kombat to the big screen for two and a half decades the wait is bout to be over. Do not **** this up.

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For anyone who grew up in the 90s and has been waiting for the return of Mortal Kombat to the big screen for two and a half decades the wait is bout to be over. Do not **** this up.

Of course they'll fuck it up. It's they only thing a bunch of shitty Hollywood writers can do. The sad part is that people will flock to the theaters knowing this and Hollywood fuck bags will make a bunch of money continuing the trend.

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Has there ever been a good movie based on a video game?
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Of course they'll fuck it up. It's they only thing a bunch of shitty Hollywood writers can do. The sad part is that people will flock to the theaters knowing this and Hollywood fuck bags will make a bunch of money continuing the trend.
Yes Hollywood bad but did you see the part where Sub Zero formed an ice knife out of Scorpion's own blood and then stabbed him with it?

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Yes. The first Mortal Kombat movie.
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, Frank Lloyd)

I've seen the 1962 (Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard) and 1984 (Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins) versions, the latter of which is supposed to be the more accurate account of what happened with the 1789 mutiny on the British Royal Navy ship than the earlier two. Never watched this until now. Streamer
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