Monday, May 9, 2011

Journal #44 Post-Modernism Movie

So, today, i am supposed to be writing about a post-modernism movie. I guess that a post modernism movie that i can write about would be a movie called Forrest Gump. If you have not seen the movie known as Forrest Gump, then you really need to go watch it because it truly is a great movie. Um, really all this movie is about is a man who lives in the 60's and somehow encounters basically every important political event known to man within those times. To me this really reflects a lot of aspects of post modernism because of the characteristics that this movie tends to contain. For example, this movie takes many non-traditional forms. For example, in the movie, it essentially takes a first person point of view from the point of view of Forrest Gump because a lot of movies tend not to do that. Also, in the movie, the character of Forrest Gump is a character who is slightly slow mentally, The interesting thing about the character of Forrest Gump is that because he is a little slow mentally, he always tends to notice the silly truths about human nature. For example, a funny point of view that Gump tends to have is the fact that when he is outside of a protesting school about integration, he does not understand why people are protesting this or why people are making such a big deal out of this. The funny thing that is revealed from this simple minded point of view is that fact that we then realize that Forrest is right and that there really should not be a big deal made over integration within public schools. So, anyway, i guess that this is my analysis of the movie Forrest Gump. From the argument that i made and the fact that this movie was made in Post Modernism times, that would clearly make this a Post Modernism film. I guess that this is the end.

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