Ben Kingsley stars as Mahatma Gandhi, who rose from small-time lawyer to India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule in India.
Scott Hicks' GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS is a mosaic film portrait of one of the greatest, and at times controversial, artists of this era. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass' working process, family, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, the director worked with a skeleton crew and shot the lion's share of the footage himself. The film follows the innovative composer with a casual, immediate honesty, giving viewers a singular revelation into the life of this surprising and complex man. The documentary also features performance footage of Glass' seminal collaboration with avant-guard stage director Robert Wilson (Einstein on the Beach), interviews with former wives JoAnne Akalaitis and Holly Critchlow, artist Chuck Close, musician Nico Muhly and film directors including Errol Morris, Godfrey Reggio and Martin Scorsese.
Kingsley is breathtaking as the legendary passive resistance leader who took on the British for control of India. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!
Opening scenes, the death of the title character (Ben Kingsley) in Delhi, Harsh Nayyar as assassin, then the funeral, Shane Rimmer as the commentator, generally recognized as the largest movie scene ever filmed, with over 300,000 extras, from Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, 1982.
Spring, 1919, Jinnah (Alyque Padamsee) introduces Ben Kingsley (title character) to fellow Muslim leader Patel (Saeed Jaffrey) and friends, Nehru (Roshan Seth) joining, in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, 1982.
The mentally challenged title character (Cliff Robertson in his Academy Award-winning role) receives his teacher Alice Kinian (Claire Bloom), and they discuss his competing with a mouse to navigate a maze, and scientific options, in Charly, 1968, from the story Flowers For Algernon.
South Africa circa 1913, priest Charles Freer Andrews (Ian Charleson) introduces himself to Indian lawyer Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), whereupon they meet thug Colin (Daniel Day-Lewis, not a historical figure) in Gandhi, 1982.
With the kids on a playground then on a college campus, Cliff Robertson, who played the same role on TV then purchased the film rights, introduced in his Academy Award-winning role as the title character in Charly, 1968, from the short story Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
Edward Fox as British General Dyer, leading director Richard Attenborough's heavily researched recreation of the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, India, April 1919, in Gandhi, 1982.
First wife Kasturba (Rohini Hattangady) then the title character (Ben Kingsley), addressing a crowd during his Indian non-cooperation movement, circa 1921, in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, 1982.
Eight Academy Awards including Best Picture went to Gandhi (1982), the true story of the man who freed India from colonial rule through non-violent protest.
Gandhi -- A biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.
In 2005, award-winning director Scott Hicks began shooting a documentary about the legendary composer Philip Glass. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" roller coaster to the world premier of his new opera in Germany. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process, family and long time collaborators (including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Errol Morris), Hicks provides a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time.
"On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. His closest friends gathered at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate his life in the only way they knew how – by playing his music. The momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more.
Directed by David Leland (Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), the Grammy® Award-winning CONCERT FOR GEORGE captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “The Inner Light” (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director."
Ben Kingsley stars as the diminutive attorney who stood up against British rule in India and became a global symbol of nonviolence and understanding.
His triumph changed the world forever. Sir Richard Attenborough's sweeping biography of Mohandas Gandhi, who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. Gandhi earned eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.
Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough's riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, GANDHI is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and ...
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