Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Missing Forrest Gump Woodstock Festival Scene

Another Theme Thursday is upon us. This week it's FESTIVAL. VE had discovered a missing movie script scene from Forrest Gump that ties in with this week's theme. Check it out:

FORREST GUMP WOODSTOCK SCENE

Forrest and Jenny are walking among the Washington DC monuments...

Jenny: “Hey Forrest, let’s take a couple of days off and head up to New York; there’s this big concert going to happen called Woodstock.”

Forrest: “Ok Jenny.”

Forrest and Jenny fade from the scene with some famous iconic rock hit playing in the background…

Next scene shot shows helicopter flying over Woodstock with a half a million hippies covered in mud and their own excrement. Forrest is walking with Jenny and stops for a Kool-Aid. They get separated. Jenny searches for a few minutes and find Forrest back at the Kool-Aid station…

Jenny: “Forrest, did you know they put acid in the Kool-Aid?”

Forrest: “My stomach doesn’t hurt at all; why would they try and burn my stomach, Jenny?”

Jenny: “No, Forrest, it’s a drug. How many of those did you drink?”

Forrest: “Remember the Dr. Peppers at the White House? About that many.”

Jenny: “Oh Forrest, you’re going to be taking a big trip.”

Forrest: “But I just got back from Vietnam. I’ve already been on a big trip.”

Jenny: “Well that was pretty stupid of you to drink those.”

Forrest: “Stupid is as stupid does”

Scene fades into yet another iconic rock song depicting the time and place in history. Forrest trips out and ends up with hippy clothing on while driving a tractor. The media catch on to his effort to clean up the trash at the festival.

Media: “Sir, can you tell us why you bother? The mud and the garbage are making it impossible to get anywhere.”

Forrest: “Sometimes you just have to keep on truckin’…”

Media: “Keep on Truckin’? Hey…I think you’ve got something there.”

At about this time the helicopter lands and out comes Jimmy Hendrix for his set. Forrest happens to be right there and they bump into each other by accident.

Forrest: “Sorry about that sir. That’s a mighty fine guitar you have. I’ll bet you can play really well with a guitar like that. The only thing I ever wanted to play on an instrument was the Star Spangled Banner.”

Hendrix: “Right on, brother. That’s a groovy idea.”

Hendrix walks away up to the stage and proceeds to make rock and roll history with an improvised electric version of the Star Spangled Banner on his guitar.

Voice-over of Forrest Gump…

“A few years later that nice young man went and had himself too many experiences and died. Must have been hard to be the king of the Electric Guitar…”


65 comments:

Marianna said...

That was...awesome lol I gotta go re-watch Forest now :)

xoxo

subtorp77 said...

VE, this was too cool! Love the Jimi Hendrix part :) Rock on!

Roy Scribner said...

Life is like a Hendrix Experience. You never know what you're gonna get.

California Girl said...

good choice. imagine taking all that acid...yes "Imagine".

Brian Miller said...

nice. maybe you can cut a deal to get it in the anniversary edition...def the hendrix part...

freetheunicorns said...

Where were you when Zemeckis was editing this movie VE? The Hendrix Experience would have been great to see. So would Forrest on acid.

Nice.

The Incredible Woody said...

Kinda makes me want to drop some acid and watch Forrest Gump.

willow said...

Forrest: "I gotta pee."

Anne said...

I hate it when they leave the good stuff on the cutting room floor.

lime said...

LOL, well done. we just watched this movie this week so it's pretty fresh.

nonamedufus said...

Ah, the lost Woodstock scene. You missed the part where, after dropping acid, Forrest could have sworn Jimi said " 'scuse me while I kiss this guy".

VE said...

marianna - Thanks. I thought I'd experiment with something different this go around

VE said...

subtorp77 - There were an awful lot of ways to go with this idea. I'm happy with the results

VE said...

roy - That's especially poignant to Hendrix...

VE said...

california girl - Yeah, and we wonder why the Beatles were so creative...

VE said...

brian - That's a good idea. They were so good at splicing in Forrest to all those historic footage pieces that I'll be they can splice in a younger Tom Hanks for this stuff

VE said...

freetheunicorns - It was a fun exercise to see if I could splice in something to a well established movie and make it fit.

VE said...

incredible woody - And you wouldn't even have to turn on the TV!

VE said...

willow - One of the best splice of real footage! It so looked like Kennedy was talking to him...

VE said...

anne - Just think how much good stuff we'll never know about...

VE said...

lime - Yeah, me too. That's why the idea came to me...

VE said...

nonamedufus - Ha! Brilliant. A classic miss-hear. Maybe we could add Creedence Clearwater Revival there too when Forrest says he's "gotta pee" and they could say "There's a bathroom on the right" (another classic miss-hear)

Quirkyloon said...

LMBO! Funny VE!

That was good.

Funny is as funny does!

Gladys said...

Did he meet Jimmy before or after he sang with Country Joe and the Fish?

Mrsupole said...

I get chills up and down my spine when you write stories. You write such good ones. It surely would have been funny to have put him there too. I wonder how many other great places they could have put him if they had not spent so much time on his running. Thanks for another great TT.

God bless.

R.J. Edwards said...

"Life is like a hit of acid - you never know what you're gonna get."

Great post, VE.

VE said...

quirky - Thanks. A bit of my own experimentation today. I know, I'll try and lay off the kool-aid.

VE said...

gladys - Poor Country Joe. He improvised perhaps one of the greatest war protest songs ever. He had too; no other performers seemed to be able to make it on stage; they were helicoptering them in as fast as they could find them what with all the traffic problems and such. Anyway, he never really could top his anti-Vietnam performance from that festival

VE said...

mrsupole - Aww, thanks. But talk about great stories; you must have another Opal nation segment up by now. I went earlier but it wasn't there yet. Can't wait...

VE said...

R.J. Edwards - You got it!

Roy said...

Who was the editor on that film? Guy shoulda lost his job for cutting that! Or was it the suits from the studio who insisted? Buncha squares!

Heh, heh! Great take on the theme VE!

Elizabeth said...

Very funny, I could really see it being part of the movie!

subtorp77 said...

@nonamedufus, a Kevin Barbary( WAAF )parody used this same line!

Poetikat said...

Ha ha! That would have made the movie way cool!

Kat

Ronda Laveen said...

Thank goodness Forrest just drank the Kool-Aid and stayed away from the Brown Acid. Great re-write, VE.

Kurt said...

I finally saw that Forrest Gump movie everyone was talking about a few years ago. Boy was it terrible. This is better.

VE said...

roy - Yeah...that would have been a perfect little piece to work into the storyline

VE said...

elizabeth - Thanks.

VE said...

poetikat - It would have been a good tie in between the abusing free-sirited Jenny and the more straight arrow Forrest if they had

VE said...

ronda - Yes, the brown acid would have been a whole different kind of movie...

VE said...

kurt - And shorter too...

Maureen said...

Ahahaha! That was great; it really could have been in the movie! Now I have to unwrap my DVD and actually watch it (I had the tape and finally upgraded but haven't watched it yet).

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Baino said...

Oh your good . .really good! Always a surprise over here! I dunno, KoolAid always sounds more like a fundraiser for groovy people.

VE said...

maureen - I always hated having to convert over from tape to DVD...

realitysurfer - I'll take a look...

baino - Thanks. KoolAid does...

Megan said...

This is brilliant. Did you already have it somewhere in the back of your twisted mind or did the theme inspire it entirely?

This would make a great regular feature, a la the song parodies..."WWFN?" (Where is Forrest Now?)

Uncivil said...

Would love to see a sequel to that movie!

ReformingGeek said...

Good 'ole Gump. Always good for a few laughs.

VE said...

megan - Completely ad-hoc when I saw the theme. Here's what's scary...I went over, saw the theme, saw the reference to Woodstock, remembered I had just watched the movie a few days ago and then proceeded to write this on the spot. But you're right...I could do this as a series...

uncivil - That would be fun.

otin said...

That was so great! What creativity! LT. Dan would be proud!

Jaime said...

nice. they should have had YOU write the movie script. it would have been much better!

in case i didn't mention it before, that is the most disgusting ice cream cone i've ever seen!

VE said...

otin - Thanks. It was fun.

jaime - Who would have thought they could ruin an ice cream cone...

Serena said...

Excellent commentary on the simple man's take on Woodstock. Ol' Forrest was simple, but he had some pretty darn good logic going on.;)

Janna said...

It would be interesting to see what Forrest's acid trips would be like.

I picture a "dream sequence" of him doing the twist with the Kool-Aid pitcher guy on the deck of a shrimp boat. Oh, and the Kool-Aid guy has no legs.
And it's raining chocolates.

VE said...

serena - Simple is the best logic...

janna - Ha! Raining chocolate is good. One less thing to worry about...

Kris said...

Just steer clear of the brown acid...

ettarose said...

What can I say that has not already been said. That was an awesome add to the movie. Very creative VE. I liked it!

Starrlight said...

Those worked PERFECTLY!

VE said...

kris - Sounds like you speak from experience... ;)

ettarose - Thanks. It was fun.

starrlight - The movie blends itself well for adding onto.

tony said...

The Forrest Gump Experience would be a great name for a Band......

VE said...

tony - I agree!

VE said...

tony - I agree!

VE said...

tony - I agree!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

lol!

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - Lol is as lol does...