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The Golden Age

To start with the topic, we’re going to watch the film Forrest Gump. Have you ever seen it?

If you haven’t, I hope it will be a pleasant surprise. If you have, try to see it with new eyes.

Forrest Gump is a made-up character (fictional) but he and his friend Jennie live through many major historical events.  This movie is actually a tricky way to introduce you to the historical events and issues we are going to talk about in this topic.

Pay attention to the cars, clothes, music, Jennie’s haircuts, etc.  It is all chosen carefully to portray the different decade accurately.  Don’t miss anything while you enjoy the story.

At the end, leave your opinion here. What’s this film about?

Do you know any other films that focus on these decades? Any suggestions?

Which of these events were mentioned in the film?

  • Atomic bomb
  • Korean war
  • Vietnam war
  • The end of segregation
  • JFK’s election
  • Nixon’s election
  • Martin L. King’s assassination
  • Reagan’s assassination
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