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How Forrest Gump’s Production Designer Brought Vietnam to South Carolina

It's been 25 years since "Forrest Gump" graced film screens. The movie's production designer looks back on a pivotal scene and shows how he made the movie come to life. When was the first time you saw Forest Gump? I was too young to see it in theaters so I remember sitting on the top of the staircase, watching the movie after my bedtime while my parents enjoyed it, unbeknownst to my presence. Now the classic film is coming to Blu-Ray as a newly remastered edition. It will be Ultra 4K and released by Paramount Home Entertainment. The movie spans decades, so Production Designer Rick Carter had lots of work to do to keep things consistent. Check out Rick Carter explaining Forrest's arrival in Vietnam in this video from Vanity Fair. Set Design As you can see, attention to detail is the most important part of production design. But the hidden aspect is thinking on your feet. When he got the script and realized he had to build a set that doubled for Vietnam, Carter worked with the military advisor and even VFX people to bring it to life. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Thursday, 18 July

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