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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Confederate Flags In Forrest Gump
The Confederate flag appears in the movie
several times. As the hero of the film is from Greebow, Alabama, it is inevitable that the flag should appear in the film.
In the introductory scene we learn of Forrest Gump's origin of his name which has its ties to a 'bed sheet' rally community.
During Forrest Gump's service in the US Army in Vietnam it appears during the opening scene.
Here Forrest is running away from of his classmate bullies, who chose to put a Confederate Battle flag on the front of the pick up truck.
Hardest to see is the Old Georgia state flag that used the Confederate Battle flag in its design. It can be seen in the background hanging off of the building.
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