October 12, 2007
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.