Soundtrack Review: Forrest Gump

Soundtrack Review: Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Forrest Gump by Alan Silvestri.

At a glance:

20 tracks
37 minutes of score
Geek Score: 99
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 35.52
Album Excellence: 96%
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Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump from 1994 is universally loved and one of the greatest movies of all time and won no less than 6 oscars at the time. The original score by Alan Silvestri was nominated but didn’t win. I wasn’t really into drama movies in 1994, but this movie really blew me away. The scope of it. One man’s life and what he experienced and was learning in his journey was powerful and perhaps is it the best movie I have ever seen. The score by Alan Silvestri was also a winner in my book. This review is part of Composer Of The Month.

Let’s start with the obvious, the two main themes presented in ‘I’m Forrest… Forrest Gump’ and ‘You’re No Different’ which are easily identifiable, simple and quite brilliant. I always gets goosebumps when I hear them. Then there’s another gorgeous theme heard in ‘You Can’t Sit Here’ and those are just the first three cues on the score. Astounding! Silvestri has set the bar and it’s extremely high. Luckily the rest of the score doesn’t disappoint. Oh when Forrest is running to the wonderful music in ‘Run Forrest Run’ how can you not cheer and be joyful for life itself? It’s glorious movie magic which is even bettered in ‘The Crimson Gump’.

This is a feel good film featuring a feel good score. There’s some sadness, but it’s mostly inspirational and uplifting. A great score that everyone should own.

1. I’m Forrest… Forrest Gump
2. You’re No Different
3. You Can’t Sit Here
4. Run Forrest Run
5. Pray With Me
6. The Crimson Gump
7. They’re Sending Me To Vietnam
9. I Had A Destiny
10. Washington Reunion
12. That’s My Boat
13. I Never Thanked You
14. Jenny Returns
15. The Crusade
16. Forrest Meets Forrest
17. The Wedding Guest
18. Where Heaven Ends
19. Jenny’s Grave
20. I’ll Be Right Here
21. Suite From Forrest Gump

GD Star Rating
Soundtrack Review: Forrest Gump, 8.8 out of 10 based on 12 ratings


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