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]