[tv] Sunday, 21 July 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each morning, writing the Blog from the Cinema advise you 2 movies to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT, so not to forget anyone !

The program this evening : GANDHI on HD1 and THE PRINCE OF NEW YORK on Ciné+ Club.

  • ON TNT


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Production : Richard Attenborough

Screenplay : John Briley

Main actors : Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi, Candice Bergen, Martin Sheen, Roshan Seth

Country of origin : India, United Kingdom

Genre : Biography

Released : march 23, 1983

Duration : 191 minutes


The film explores different elements famous from the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the struggle for indian independence. Thus, we are witnessing the fight for civil rights in South Africa at the beginning of the century, to the establishment of the Sabarmati Ashram, to the massacre of Amristar and the civil disobedience movement which followed it, to the salt march, to the death of his wife during his captivity, to the independence and partition of India, and finally to his assassination on 30 January 1948.


• 300 000 extras were hired for the scene of the funeral. 200 000 of them were volunteers and 94 560 have obtained a small sum of money. The sequence was filmed on January 31, 1981, the day after the 33rd anniversary of the death of Gandhi.

• Alec Guinness and Anthony Hopkins were considered for the title role. Similarly, John Hurt and Tom Courtenay have been approached to play the same role.

• Ben Kingsley, whose real name is Krishna Bhanji, is originally by her father in the indian State of Gujarat in which one is born also by Mahatma Gandhi.

• The scene where Trevor Howard appeared in the role of judge Broomfield was completed in two days.

• Dustin Hoffman was interested in playing the role of Gandhi but he was finally offered the lead role in the film Tootsie.

• The scene of the assassination of Gandhi was shot at Birla House in New Delhi, the same place where took place the murder.

• The filming took place from November 26, 1980 to 10 may 1981.


• 8 Oscars :

Oscar for best film

Oscar for best original screenplay

Oscar for the best director

Best actor Oscar

Oscar for best editing

Oscar for best art direction

Oscar for best photography

Oscar for best costume design

• 3 Golden Globe :

Golden Globe, best director for Richard Attenborough

Golden Globe best actor in a drama film for Ben Kingsley

Golden Globe for best foreign film

• British Academy Film Award for best film

Source : Wikipedia

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at 20.45

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Achievement : Sidney Lumet

Screenplay : Jay Presson Allen

Main actors : Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Lee Richardson, Bob Balaban, Lance Henriksen

Country of origin : United States

Genre : Detective, Drama

Released : January 13, 1982

Duration : 168 minutes


Danny Ciello is a police officer of the SIU, special Service of the police in the fight against drugs. It is the elite of the police that no offence is forgiven by the judicial authorities and the federal government. Recent entrusted to Danny the mission to trap a lawyer wormy. But Danny understands soon that it is manipulated to make the fall of the colleagues accused of corruption, while the leaders associated with the mafia are not worried.


• Golden Globes 1982

Named Best dramatic film

Named Best actor in a drama – Treat Williams

Best director – Sidney Lumet

Source : Wikipedia

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