Life may be like a box of chocolate but the movie Forrest Gump is virtually NOTHING like the book on which it is based. The two "Margos" talk about key plot points between the 1986 novel from Winston Groom and the 1994 movie directed by Robert Zemeckis in this episode of "Book Vs. Movie."
How different are they? Well did you know the author thought John Goodman would make a fine Forrest Gump?
Book Forrest is 6' 6'' tall, plays the harmonica, has an oranguntan for a best freind and at one point is recruited by NASA.
In this podcast we discuss the incredible journey between the highly sought-after novel and the Academy Award-winning film it eventually became with tons of trivia and spoilers aplenty.
Find out how the originallly too "Rain Man-ish" lead character was turned into a saint. Learn the differences between the book and movie "Jenny." Also, the Margos discuss the varying levels of sucessful "celebrity" appearances in the 1994 film.
Get ready for a wild ride!
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