Forrest Gump, an Update

I saw “Forrest Gump” when it was first released around July 4th, 1994. I saw it the second time yesterday, July4th 2018. It’s aged much better than I thought. I was 48 then and things that were just a part of the passing show, the panorama of the times, have come into clearer focus.

Who knew that those maggot-infested hippies that stormed the Washington Mall in 1969, and featured prominently in the Gump film, would still be seen today, their children no doubt, in almost all the same haunts their parents tromped, singing the same insipid songs, the same unwashed clothes, taking the same drugs, and the same slogans? And the same self-indulgence.

I recommend you see it again. If you are over 50, it will amaze you how much you can see today that you couldn’t 25 years ago.

Citizen With Bark On