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The unassuming wooden bench at the entryway or discretely installed in the garden takes center stage, beaming and blushing under the lights. This rustic beauty has captivated the Hollywood audience in several films.
Everpresent in swoon-worthy romantic films as the favorite prop for proposals and weddings. A witness to several heartbreaking conversations. It patiently listens to confessions of elaborate conspiracy theories and amusing tales of friendly banter.
A keeper of secrets that must never be repeated. Solace for the weakened body and spirit. A resting place for some who seek comfort. This versatile and enduring bench produced brilliant scenes. Some have been recognized by their own as the best of the best.
These benches have entertained us to the fullest, quietly supported actors to produce excellent work. Bringing out the best in themselves.
We proudly give you five timeless movies with unforgettable Garden Bench scenes and the same amount of inspirations so you can have a fabulous time in the garden, too.
Bring in the popcorn, please. Lights! Camera! Action!
Released 25 years ago, Forrest Gump tells a story of an intellectually disabled man with an IQ of 75, portrayed by Tom Hanks. A modern fiction that was primarily amusing with its wit and intelligent plot earned a resounding $678.2M during its theater run. It won a sweeping 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Hanks.
The movie opens with Forrest sitting on a bench with a briefcase and a box of chocolates. In the entire film, he narrates his incredible life story, 30 years’ worth, at the local bus stop to anyone who happens to sit next to him. It starts with a series of flashbacks, from childhood to adulthood.
He managed to be part of every significant event in American history, survived them all by sheer luck, or by just staying true to himself by applying lifelong values taught by his mother.
He has two prominent influencers as a child, his mother, played by Sally Field, and the love of his life Jenny portrayed by Robin Wright. Later on, Lt. Dan became a lifelong friend he encountered in his stint in Vietnam when he joined the US Army.
The park bench scenes were filmed at Chippewa Square in Savannah, and the solid bench is now in the Savannah History Museum. Forrest Gump shows that a park bench is a beautiful place to meet new people and tell them about your unique life experiences.
We present to you the Cedar Backed Bench for inspiration of this iconic scene. Recreating this in your garden is possible. Be ready with your box of chocolates, a briefcase, and a pair of Nike Cortez.
Its rustic design maintains a charming vibe, sanded-until-smooth edges, and handcrafted, producing excellent artistry. Create great outdoor seating with a garden bench that will charm your heart and your garden, too.
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