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In the movie Forest Gump (1994) by Robert Zemeckis, best friends Private Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue (played by Mykelti Williamson) and Private Forest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) are soldiers in the US army, fighting the war in Vietnam. Bubba has been telling Forest about his dream of running a shrimp business and between minutes 00:34:04:00 and 00:35:20:00 he goes on to recite a long list of shrimp recipies. By the way Bubba talks about shrimp and all the facts about the profession that he shares with Forest, I understand he is an expert and I am encouraged to believe that he is going through the list of all possible recipies that can be made with shrimps. Bubba particularly finished his list saying “That’s it really”.
Because the scene is not a sequence and the audience is missing most of the recipies, my assumption is that many more recipes were scripted but left out during the post production.
In order to confirm my hypothesis, I have sent letters to Mykelti Williamson, Eric Roth (Screenwriter) and Winston Groom (Author of the original book Forest Gump, 1986), asking them to respond to my interrogation or to direct me to where I can find a reliable answer.