Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Forrest Gump (1994)

dir. Robert Zemeckis

This only covers the parts filmed in Savannah, Georgia and Washington, D.C. The film was also shot in South Carolina, California, Arizona and Maine.

The flying feather sequence – Madison Square, Savannah, Georgia. We see St. John’s Episcopal Church and the corner building is the Scottish Rite Temple that now hosts shopSCAD, a boutique that features artwork and designs created by Savannah College of Art and Design artists.

Bull Street at Hull Street, Savannah, Georgia. The feather flies past the Independent Presbyterian Church towards Chippewa Square, with the First Baptist Church visible on the far corner.

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) telling his story to anyone who will listen – Chippewa Square on the Hull Street side, Savannah, Georgia. The platform and the bench were put up there for the filming and later removed. According to one source, there were four benches made for the film. One of them is on display at the Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Another bench stands at Paramount Studios. Both locations claim this is the very bench used in the movie. The fate of the other two benches is unknown.

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) at the anti-war rally – Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln Memorial Circle SW, Washington, DC.

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) runs to Jenny (Robin Wright) – Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C..

Forrest and Jenny walking by the White House – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C..

Forrest and Jenny walking – Tidal Basin path, Washington, D.C..

Forrest complaining about the disturbance at his hotel – Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The hotel underwent an extensive renovation a few years ago, and the facade looks slightly different now.

The cafe where Jenny works – 6 W State Street, Savannah, Georgia. Debi's Restaurant was there until a few years ago. Since then it has closed, the storefront has been remodeled and it's unrecognizable now.

Jenny tells Forrest that she is sick and asks him if he would marry her – Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia.

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