Forrest Gump’s Production Designer Breaks Down Lt. Dan’s First Scene | Vanity Fair


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    JOE NASR  3 weeks back

    I sooo like how dense and well studied the art direction is in each shot!

    • Hamster.Teros
      Hamster.Teros  4 weeks back

      If it was like real Vietnam the water more than two to ship at the same time or else it's very big waste of space and fuel

      • Mr. Ladd
        Mr. Ladd  4 weeks back

        They didn’t make a scene of the Korean War for lt. dan :( and the US army fatigues didn’t have slant pockets

        • PhotoAdvanced
          PhotoAdvanced  4 weeks back

          Best movie ever

          • GoodMrDawes
            GoodMrDawes  4 weeks back

            Great Artists

            • Ryan Carder
              Ryan Carder  4 weeks back

              They dont make movies like they used to.

              • Mad Monty
                Mad Monty  4 weeks back

                My favorite part of the vietnam scenes is that the bavkground always gives you a sense of them being a small part of a larger war (smokestacks in the background, hueys in formation, etc.)

                • John Stamos
                  John Stamos  4 weeks back

                  so what exactly does this guy do? hes so pc hes denying everything

                  • MrShiffles
                    MrShiffles  4 weeks back

                    where was this guy the last season of GoT?

                    • Corey Lahey
                      Corey Lahey  4 weeks back

                      I would watch him go over the whole movie, this is so entertaining.

                      • Kaiben Music
                        Kaiben Music  4 weeks back

                        lol when i clicked on this all i could see of the title was "Forrest Gump’s Production Designer Breaks Down". Was kinda looking forward to seeing someone have a melt down. Great video either way.

                        • Luis Peralta
                          Luis Peralta  4 weeks back

                          Wish they could do the whole movie

                          • Corey Fellows
                            Corey Fellows  4 weeks back

                            One or the greatest true stories ever!!

                            • Corey Fellows
                              Corey Fellows  4 weeks back

                              Have him do one on the part where Forrest bust a nut in Jenny's Dorm.....

                              • Corey Fellows
                                Corey Fellows  4 weeks back

                                CCR anyone??

                                • Corey Fellows
                                  Corey Fellows  4 weeks back

                                  U might want to suck that thing in...

                                  • SharondaH at Lagniappe
                                    SharondaH at Lagniappe  4 weeks back

                                    Excellent stuff!

                                    • anonymous
                                      anonymous  4 weeks back

                                      wow amazing

                                      • Jay Smith
                                        Jay Smith  1 months back

                                        11:11 Forest Gump - it's a reflective story about a personal life and a cultural history.

                                        • nomadben
                                          nomadben  1 months back


                                          • MP BRUCK
                                            MP BRUCK  1 months back

                                            Very cool, but shawshank should have won.

                                            • Dylan Sullivan
                                              Dylan Sullivan  1 months back

                                              I’d watch this dude break down every single movie I’d watched if I could

                                              • Sho Nuff
                                                Sho Nuff  1 months back

                                                Well, to be honest I always though Vietnam in Forrest Gump didn't really look like Vietnam.

                                                • Andreina Rangel
                                                  Andreina Rangel  1 months back

                                                  Where is the red clay? Vietnam is FULL of red clay in the Delta of the Mekong!!!

                                                  • TheBigMclargehuge
                                                    TheBigMclargehuge  1 months back

                                                    overthought tripe

                                                    • Robert Craig
                                                      Robert Craig  1 months back

                                                      I want a Falstaff

                                                      • Adam Stringer
                                                        Adam Stringer  1 months back

                                                        my man loves that highlighter

                                                        • Ethan Allen
                                                          Ethan Allen  1 months back

                                                          I bet real Vietnam vets would say this is 🐂💩

                                                          • Ryan
                                                            Ryan  1 months back

                                                            Dude has the most generic signature.

                                                            • Roger
                                                              Roger  1 months back

                                                              The unit Alpha co 2/47infantry is an actual Army Basic Combat training company.

                                                              • frank onolfi
                                                                frank onolfi  1 months back

                                                                Valley Forge was an encampment, not a battlefield

                                                                • Mitchell
                                                                  Mitchell  1 months back

                                                                  reeeee smoking in movies how will the children ever be safe

                                                                  • Kaurice Bell
                                                                    Kaurice Bell  1 months back

                                                                    This made me more confused

                                                                    • jdoobz
                                                                      jdoobz  1 months back

                                                                      MOAR PLZ

                                                                      • Chris King
                                                                        Chris King  1 months back

                                                                        mute for the ads

                                                                        • John Patterson
                                                                          John Patterson  1 months back

                                                                          I like how they hid Lt. Dan's legs all throughout his intro

                                                                          • lazarbro
                                                                            lazarbro  1 months back

                                                                            Its wierd seeing that opening scene without fortunate son.

                                                                            • Big DogCountry
                                                                              Big DogCountry  1 months back

                                                                              Now that you pointed that out, it does look like coastal GA/SC . And that's all I see. Forest Gump On Bloody Marsh.

                                                                              • King Mufasa
                                                                                King Mufasa  1 months back

                                                                                Im retarted for reading the title of breaking down and taking it as he randomly starts crying haha

                                                                                • Flash Hobbies
                                                                                  Flash Hobbies  1 months back

                                                                                  Amazing! I could listen to him break down the whole movie.

                                                                                  • Nicholas Sternon
                                                                                    Nicholas Sternon  1 months back

                                                                                    Idk man this video kinda sucked for me

                                                                                    • Sam Scrapla
                                                                                      Sam Scrapla  1 months back

                                                                                      One of the first times I saw my dad openly emotional was when we were watching Forest Gump and saw the Vietnam scenes.

                                                                                      • Bartonovich52
                                                                                        Bartonovich52  1 months back

                                                                                        Just one thing that bugged me with this scene... and was an early sign of terrible things to come was the helicopters. Not even during Operation Frequent Wind we’re there so many helicopters in such a little space. Other movies would have perhaps three helicopters at once... but how many were there? 12? 24?

                                                                                        CGI made it easier to fill the frame. What used to be a fortune in location shooting or model making or chartering costs to make a scene that kind of looked real could now be Ctrl + v as much as you wanted.

                                                                                        But it gets overused and either our suspension of disbelief expires or we just get over saturated that we can’t focus on what’s important in the scene.

                                                                                        Movies like Independence Day and the Star Wars prequels and the Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogy would push these boundaries and Marvel absolutely destroys them. But they make me yearn for simpler movies where the story, not the effects are dominant.

                                                                                        • Jonathan Birch
                                                                                          Jonathan Birch  1 months back

                                                                                          Bartonovich52 Well, to be fair, the movie is essentially a fantasy and is not meant to be that realistic. We are being shown through Forrest Gump’s
                                                                                          own memories of what happened.

                                                                                      • Gold Daytons
                                                                                        Gold Daytons  1 months back

                                                                                        this was so boring.

                                                                                        • Seth
                                                                                          Seth  1 months back

                                                                                          Wow, this guy needs to slow down, take it easy, and quit shouting! I mean I had to bring the volume down some to compensate. What’s with all the jerky movements and excitement! Get on my level man. Can we please have some Solemn English teacher energy? I want to feel like a depressed DMV instructor is showing me the in’s and out’s of street signs. Somebody get this guy off the stim’s so we can have some quiet!

                                                                                          • Nekzus
                                                                                            Nekzus  1 months back

                                                                                            This was way more fascinating than it had any right to be.

                                                                                            • Hexag0n_
                                                                                              Hexag0n_  1 months back

                                                                                              very neat

                                                                                              • Desmond Low
                                                                                                Desmond Low  1 months back

                                                                                                This feels like my grandfather telling me stories