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>One effect from Forrest Gump I haven't heard discussed anywhere -- Gary
Sinise's
> missing legs.  I know on stage such an effect is often achieved by actually
> taping the calf to the thigh at the knee, but in most of the shots of
Sinise,
> the thighs looked too thin to have a calf taped to them.  In the scene in
which
> he kicks the prostitutes out of his room, I thought I detected a flicker as
he
 >hoisted himself back into the chair.  Was the double amputation a special
> effect and if so does anyone know how it was done?
 
>        --Abby<
 
The current Rolling Stone has an excellent article on how Sinise's amputation
was accomplished, with photographs illustrating it.
 
--Charles Matthews