His Triumph Changed The World Forever.
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.
"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
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!