Shoes Shoes are big component in Forrest Gump for many different reasons. The shoes with braces attached help spark up Forrest’s first conversation with Jenny Inspired the famous “Run, Forrest run!” quote. The shoes Jenny gives him that he runs cross country for over 2 years in
Shoes cont… Lieutenant Dan also makes a big deal about making sure Forrest and Bubba keep their socks clean and change them whenever they can
Costumes Forrest Vietnam War uniform Khaki pants or shorts with a tucked in button up shirt
Costumes Jenny Helps relay to the audience what decade or important event is going on at the time Examples Hippie outfit at protest 80’s clothes while partying Simple country clothes while home in Greenbow
Jenny’s hair also help represent what phase of her life she’s in. When she’s a young girl or, later at home with Forrest her hair pulled back or neatly styled. When she is out partying her hair is down and a mess kind of like her life.
Lieutenant Dan Lieutenant Dan also helps convey what stage of life he’s in through his hair. When he’s in the Army or at the end when he’s cleaned up and found God he is clean cut and shaven. Like Jenny, when his life is a mess he has long unruly hair and a scraggly beard.
Photography When Forrest is at home resting the camera seems more still and motionless When Forrest is at war, running across the country or fishing for shrimp the camera seems to always be moving Either panning, zooming in or out, or flashing between characters
The cinematographer embedded Forrest into real life footage. He used tapes of many historical moments and people and seamlessly added Forrest as if he was really there. This gave the audience a more personal connections with the film especially if they had lived to see that event or person.