Wes Anderson didn’t do the opening title sequence for Forrest Gump. But what this video presupposes is… what if he did?
I don’t usually get as excited about Wes Anderson parodies as most people, because there are so many easily identifiable Wes Andersonisms that a parody isn’t very hard – yellow text, harpsichords, center framing, little kids in uniforms, a master-protege relationship, someone making a list, tracking shots, etc. But Vimeo user Louis Paquet has taken the usual mish-mash of “HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WES ANDERSON DOES” one step further by imagining what the intro to Forrest Gump might look like if Wes Anderson had directed it.
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The cool thing about this is that it’s basically a series of Forrest Gump scenes depicted through (almost) still collections of props – all with Wes Anderson’s retro sixties textbook aesthetic. Pretty cool. Definitely cooler than the actual Forrest Gump intro. Remember that, with the stupid feather? What the hell was that shit?