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Upon its release in 1994 Forrest Gump became a box office hit. It won 6 Academy awards, including Best Picture along with 3 Golden Globe awards. A film that centers around one simple minded person’s life as he lives through what is known as a chaotic time in American history. This film attempts to portray what life was like during that time and brings about a bit of patriotism. This site will first explore how this film succeeded and failed in portraying this time period and then look into the influence it had on shaping our perception of American culture.

I hereby declare upon my word of honor that I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this work. – Jenn Arndt

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