October 12, 2007

Confession


Cher has admitted that she once believed that the presidental images carved into Mount Rushmore were the product of natural erosion. In a similar spirit of confession, as I sit here watching Forrest Gump on TV -- the very scene where Lieutenant Dan Taylor is referring to himself as a useless cripple -- I will admit something to you. The first time I saw Forrest Gump, I was unfamiliar with the actor Gary Sinise. Now, a lot of people are very impressed with the technical manipulation that saw Forrest inserted into famous historical footage. Me, I was struck by the sheer genius of the digital wizard who made it seem like Gary Sinise had legs in his earlier scenes. Yes, that's right, I honestly thought that the actor had no legs. Sadly, I made the mistake of exclaiming this to the people with whom I was watching the movie. I'm sure I'll live that down. Sure I will. Someday.




4 comments:

Rob K said...

Don't worry about it, Jen. Gary Sinise is a fine actor, but not exactly a household name.

Btw, the other day somebody told me Superman really can't fly. Could this be true?!?

HAR said...

Wasn't he good in Forest Gump? It took me years to even see that movie. Everyone kept asking me if I saw Jaws yet.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I thought that same thing. The difference was that I had seen him in something before and swore he had legs so I thought that he lost his legs in real life while filming the movie and had to write it in! Sad but true.

Calamity Jen said...

lol You always make me feel better, Heather!