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 is 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 popular victorian
parlor sport and how it led to the first Americans visiting China
in 20 years, breaking what was known as the bamboo curtain.
I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind
The role of Premier Zhou En-lai
was played by Fear
from Fearcast and
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