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    Robert Zemeckis

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    Josh Robinson Mr. Lee Intro to Cinema 9 June 2016 Director Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis has directed many films ranging in genres. His films include Cast Away, Back to the Future, Annie, A Christmas Carol, Forrest Gump, and Flight. Zemeckis has earned a reputation as a “tech-savvy auteur whose work has explored special effects and digital magic” (Ressner 2013). Zemeckis grew up in a working-class family with little, to no money, in the south side of Chicago. He grew up watching television often but his mother exposed him to movies at a young age. Zemeckis was inspired by an English literature teacher and by the movie Bonnie and Clyde to get in to writing and directing. Zemeckis worked summer jobs during high school at a local commercial…

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    Jenny is there for Forrest as long as she can be by letting him sit by her on the first bus ride to school to being by his side as he decides to join the army after high school graduation. During the movie, Jenny says a line after she hears that Forrest is joining the army, “Listen, you promise me something, OK? Just if you’re ever in trouble, don’t be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away” (Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump). That quote from the movie shows how much she cares about him just being…

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    Adversity In Forrest Gump

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    Challenges are presented to everyone within their daily lives, each struggles does not compromise who a person fundamentally is. Rather, the actions taken whilst one undergoes adversity forms a person’s character. Through the use of the characters in, Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis shows the audience different forms of adversity, and different reactions to such. For example, Jenny Curran --the love interest of the main character-- has a life riddled with strife, and the ways she responds to…

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    Compare how Homer and Zemeckis highlight the ways in which key characters survive through the challenges of their life. Entertaining survival genre texts like playwright Homer’s Greek mock-epic mythological poem, the Odyssey and director Robert Zemeckis’s American epic film, Cast Away portray the support mechanisms that even Herculean individuals rely on in every society. Noting that Homer starts the Odyssey in media res after his previous poem, the Iliad while Zemeckis starts from the…

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    Achievements of Disabled People Forrest Gump is a biographical film which was made in 1994. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis. Tom Hanks plays the role of Forrest Gump who is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He born in Greenbow, Alabama. In the movie Zemeckis shows that Forrest has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother. Sally Field plays the role of Forrest 's mother who raises him after his father abandons them. Zemeckis show that she…

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    Chuck Noland Survival

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    Imagine trudging on the bitterly cold Yukon trail with the freezing wind whipping your face. Your face is numb with frost and you cannot feel your toes anymore. Also imagine sitting on an uncomfortably hot beach with your injured leg tied up with a rag. The warm salt water laps at your feet as you try to get out the last of the water from a coconut. This is how life was for the newcomer from Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and Chuck Noland from Robert Zemeckis’s Cast Away. They are both in very…

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    Who Is Forrest Gump?

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    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American romantic-comedy-drama movie directed by Robert Zemeckis and features Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. It is the story of a man who overcomes several problems throughout different phases of his life and always sees the positive side of things. The award winning actors involved in the movie create an interesting plot which makes the movie extremely superior compared to other dramatic movies. This movie is still quite popular…

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    Those who live their lives in the past or future are likely unhappy. The message of many authors stays consistent, being that transcendental characters live more peaceful and joyful lives than their less transcendental counterparts. Transcendental characters, or those that live in the moment without the fear of the past and those who are one with everything, present themselves in many books, whether obviously or with more hidden symbolism. Books such as The Color Purple, Fahrenheit 415, and the…

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    adulthood and follows her struggles to figure out her life and where she belongs. The second novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, tells the story of Amir from a young age growing up and struggling in Afghanistan to the present day in America. Just when he has his life together in America, he gets a blast from the past when his old associate, Rahim Khan tells him he can fix his mistakes from the past by changing the life of his old good friends child, Sohrob. In the last novel, Things…

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    Parents Influence Essay

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    Influence, the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. The novels and movie - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, a story about a women re-telling her story to her best friend; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the story of an Afghan boy and his road to redemption; Forrest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis, a story of a borderline autistic boy living in Greenbow, Alabama and his life journey; The Things…

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