In 1994, a movie came along about a man of low intelligence who
happens to hit a few lucky breaks, weaving himself in and out of
the timeline of American history, and into the hearts of millions
of movie-goers. That man was Forrest. Forrest Gump.
For the month of February, I’ll be focusing episode topics on
historical and pop culture references in the movie. Ones you may
have missed when watching the film because of the overwhelming
emotion attached to every scene, or ones you may only be familiar
with on the surface.
In this episode, we’ll be talking about the song that seemed to
be inspired when Forrest Gump and John Lennon appeared on the Dick
Cavett Show. It was as if you could see the gears turning in
Lennon’s head as Forrest explained to him what China was like, and
the beginnings of Lennon’s most successful single from his solo
I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind
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