Smokey & The Bandit (1977)
The Recipe: Diablo Sandwich & a Dr. Pepper
Why I Love This Sandwich: Smokey and the Bandit was a bona fide blockbuster in 1977. 953 more words
In the act of coining words, concepts and processes, I’ve decided to name the whole genre attributable to what I’ve made-up as “Randyisms”.
The movie, Forrest Gump, has that underlying concept as a storyline, as well, propelling the movie forward via the story of the protagonist’s lifetime, and of his having inspired just about every conceivable notable concept and product of his times: the American sense of innocence of the 1950’s (redolent throughout, as this is the backdrop of Forrest Gump’s “coming up” or “coming of age” years, in which the times leave an indelible imprint on its generation); the Vietnam War era (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975, per Wikipedia.org) and the backlash against it; the “smiley-face” design of the 1960’s; the running craze of the ’70’s; and more. 890 more words
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