Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ghandi (1982)

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #52 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

Ghandi (1982)

This was the movie where I first fell in love with Ben Kingsley . . . an amazing amazing actor.  (Yes I meant to write amazing twice.)

The movie is about Mahatma Ghandi, the leader of the Indian Independence Movement when Britain ruled India.  He is most famously known for his use of non-violent civil disobedience to further the Indian cause.  

An amazing movie about a venerated man starring the perfect actor.  A must watch.  

Academy Awards, USA 1983

Best Picture
Richard Attenborough 
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Ben Kingsley 
Best Director
Richard Attenborough 
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
John Briley 
Best Cinematography
Billy Williams
Ronnie Taylor 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Stuart Craig
Robert W. Laing
Michael Seirton 
Best Costume Design
John Mollo
Bhanu Athaiya 
Best Film Editing
John Bloom 
Best Sound
Gerry Humphreys
Robin O'Donoghue
Jonathan Bates
Simon Kaye 
Best Music, Original Score
Ravi Shankar
George Fenton 
Best Makeup
Tom Smith