Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 13:50:09 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Forrest Gump
Do you happen to know where in the Carolinas the filming was done?
I was fascinated during the opening scene because the aereal views
(right before zooming down to the park bench) looked *exactly* like
part of downtown Jackson, MS. I'm looking forward to the availability
of the tape so that I can watch that part again. I could have sworn
that I saw the Mississippi Governor's Mansion and the front steps of
my childhood church in that scene.
As for the Southern dialect in the movie, almost all of it, both from
the children and the adults, sounded to me like the usual exaggerated
"Hollywood Southern." I didn't find it as noticeably bad as Hollywood
Southern often is, though. It was certainly not bad enough to interfere
with my enjoyment of the movie.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)