His Triumph Changed The World Forever.


Darth Buzz


Cinematography, cinematography, and more cinematography. There is a reason this film won a Best Cinematography Academy Award. This film is beautiful. Not to mention it won Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture and a few others in 1982 to boot. Best of all it kept the atrocity, that is E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, from winning best picture. Also important to the total atmosphere of the film is the music which is fantastic and helps to envelope the viewer into the culture of India.

Gandhi is the kind of movie that I wouldn't recommend to just anyone though. If you lack patience, spiritual awareness, or common decency then this film wouldn't be for you. I came into this film knowing very little about Mohandas K. Gandhi and came away from this film wanting to know more. I found Gandhi a very interesting person, and good subject matter for a serious drama.  Gandhi starts with a statement onscreen that reads:

"No man's life can be encompassed in one telling. There is no way to give each year its allotted weight, to include each event, each person who helped to shape a lifetime. What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record, and to try to find one's way to the heart of the man...."

After reading a bit about Mohandas K. Gandhi and reading quite a few quotes from Gandhi himself, I think this film tried hard to lived up to that goal, and that is one of the major strengths of this film.

The acting overall in Gandhi is excellent. Most of all Ben Kingsley is awesome as Gandhi. It would be hard to imagine someone outperforming Kingsley in this role. It is a career defining performance in a career of excellent performances. (Schindler's List, Death and the Maiden, and Searching for Bobby Fischer)

Gandhi is powerful film making.  I recommend it highly.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
--Mohandas K. Gandhi

Drunken Master

SCORE: 6Beers

Now don't go getting judgmental on Drunken Master I'm not reviewing the original Gandhi, but Gandhi 2 as represented in UHF!  "I'll take a steak, medium rare."  "See Gandhi as you've never seen him before."  "Time's up assholes, I'm not lying down here!"   Weird Al can play the vegetarian pacifist better than anyone, however he plays a more down to earth realist version that makes me want to see the sequel even though I've only seen the previews!