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Forrest Gump + Simpsons mashup
January 31, 2012 9:55 AM   Subscribe

"What if you took the audio from an extended trailer for Forrest Gump and matched to clips from [The Simpsons]? Well, you don’t have to, someone else did and it is fantastic (SLYT)"

via Dead Homer Society and efnotebloc
posted by bitteroldman (24 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sweet. Fancy. Moses.
posted by Blake at 9:58 AM on January 31, 2012


I could only handle twenty a seconds of hearing that dialogue before I felt the bile begin to rise. Most. Annoying. Movie. Ever.
posted by stinkycheese at 10:01 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Awesome. That almost made me forget how much I hated that movie.
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:01 AM on January 31, 2012


This is doing weird things to my brain.
posted by The Whelk at 10:02 AM on January 31, 2012


Fairly impressive, though I think many of the Simpsons clips are clear references to Forrest Gump.

peeing in someone's box of chocolates
posted by knile at 10:03 AM on January 31, 2012


what stinkycheese said.
posted by mannequito at 10:05 AM on January 31, 2012


Beautifully executed. A perfect marriage of image and sound from two disparate sources.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:28 AM on January 31, 2012


I could only handle twenty a seconds of hearing that dialogue before I felt the bile begin to rise. Most. Annoying. Movie. Ever.

I've had this discussion with several of my friends. The book operates entirely as a satire and it's very humorous. But the film was turned into this weird "man from humble origins who overcomes great struggles-happily ever after" type of film. It sucks the life out of any satire or irony that is being levelled at all of the familiar american institutions that pass by in the film. It is a testament to the power of the film-maker. To take a book and suck out all of the life and enjoyment and turn it into a rather large cheeseburger.
posted by Fizz at 10:40 AM on January 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


What if I took everyone in the world who thought that Forrest Gump was a good movie - as opposed to a vile sugar-and-bullshit-coated nationalistic wanking game - and forced them to repeatedly punch themselves in the face until they couldn't see?

Oh wow. Oh man. I feel better now. Yes. I am now strong enough to actually watch the link.
posted by Decani at 10:45 AM on January 31, 2012


Nope. I made 30 seconds before my spleen burst. Ah well.
posted by Decani at 10:47 AM on January 31, 2012


Why would we talk about this Zemeckis film when we live in a world with Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
posted by shakespeherian at 10:55 AM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


When did Zemeckis just loose his mind anyway?
posted by The Whelk at 11:01 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Feh, wusses. My love of all things Homer is far more powerful than the dislike for this over rated movie. I'd go so far as to say the Simpsons powers of redemtion can salvage nearly any Hollywood crapfest. Thanks be to you, BOP
posted by Redhush at 11:01 AM on January 31, 2012


BOM.
Sorry
posted by Redhush at 11:02 AM on January 31, 2012


The book operates entirely as a satire and it's very humorous.

In a dark, disquieting sort of way. It dawns on you after a while that pretty much everything the protagonist is describing is utter delusion.

But that's Hollywood. 'Pretty Woman' supposedly started out life as a dark script examining how hot shot finance guys and hookers are really very much alike.

Simpsons me that, if you will.
posted by IndigoJones at 11:15 AM on January 31, 2012


The filmic equivalent of a Johnny Rockets.
Won't kill you, goes down easy, but is all nonsense and apparition.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 11:29 AM on January 31, 2012


It is a testament to the power of the film-maker.

I suppose it's unlikely Zemeckis can't recognize satire, and it occurs to me it might actually be worse that he chose to go this direction.
posted by Hoopo at 11:29 AM on January 31, 2012


Feh, wusses. My love of all things Homer is far more powerful than the dislike for this over rated movie. I'd go so far as to say the Simpsons powers of redemtion can salvage nearly any Hollywood crapfest. Thanks be to you, BOP

Then why can't it save itself?
posted by codacorolla at 11:39 AM on January 31, 2012


The book operates entirely as a satire and it's very humorous.

I do like the movie... I guess it's a childhood thing, but the book is far, far better in terms of being, you know, something interesting. And it's hilarious... he's a harmonica virtuoso!

I'm not sure I see how he's meant to be delusional, but it's a quick read, and worth reading again... so maybe I will.
posted by cmoj at 11:47 AM on January 31, 2012


This reminded me that a) there was a movie called "Forrest Gump" and b) the Simpsons are still around.
posted by KokuRyu at 1:09 PM on January 31, 2012


On one of the audio commentary tracks for the Simpsons DVDs, one of the producers suggests something very similar to this. He was talking about all the times the Simpsons has either referenced or parodied "Citizen Kane", and that you could probably reconstruct the entire film with footage from the Simpsons now. I wonder if anyone's tried that yet.
posted by wabbittwax at 3:21 PM on January 31, 2012


Didn't love it, but was led to HOUSE MD cures FOX cartoons which uh. Was pretty bad but I liked it.
posted by Glinn at 3:47 PM on January 31, 2012


What if I took everyone in the world who thought that Forrest Gump was a good movie - as opposed to a vile sugar-and-bullshit-coated nationalistic wanking game

Believe it or not, It's possible to fall into both categories.
posted by billyfleetwood at 3:59 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


What made this film even better was when I turned on the "closed captioning." It turns out that Google's translation of spoken word into written word is only occasionally successful. It's a lot like watching the actors playing Mad Libs over the dialogue.
posted by faceonmars at 12:32 PM on February 4, 2012


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