Found out that Razak Khan died. RIP. Though he was mostly typecast in Tapoori roles there was something charming and funny about him. Remember watching him as the sidekick of Farooq Sheikh in the TV serial Chamatkaar which used to come on Sony TV in the 90s.
Check out this hilarious scene of Razak Khan as Faiyaz Takkar from Akhiyon Se Goli Maare as a tribute. Thanks to @Ritz for this scene.
Check out this excellent scene from The Green Mile. It was nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Mixing. The late Michael Clarke Duncan was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
Yesterday was Peter O’Toole’s birth anniversary so check out this excellent scene from David Lean’s classic Lawrence of Arabia which won seven Oscars including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. The movie is based on the life of T. E. Lawrence, a British Army officer known for his role during the the Arab Revolt against Ottoman rule. The scene has beautiful cinematography and excellent background score.
Check out this excellent scene of Robert De Niro as Al Capone from Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables. The movie was nominated for Oscars for Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Score. Here is my detailed comment on the movie. Link
Check out this excellent scene from Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Its a very bold movie for its time (1967) and it was shot when interracial marriage was still illegal in 17 States in the US. The movie was nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director and won two Oscars which included Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Its directed by Stanley Kramer the same director who directed Judgement at Nuremberg.
Mostly chase sequences in Bollywood are boring and such a drag. ABCD Any Body Can Dance was a low budget dark horse film with no stars that released along with Special 26 and made a mark for itself. Here is a great chase scene from the film.
Check out this excellent scene from Naam. Would have posted it in the entry scenes thread but did not as it is technically not Sanjay’s entry scene as there are a couple of scenes leading to this. The movie was written by Salim Khan.
A couple more excellent scenes from the movie which had one of Sanjay Dutt’s best performances.
Check out this excellent scene from Mississippi Burning which was loosely based on the FBI investigation into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. The movie was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Directing and won for Best Cinematography. Gene Hackman was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his brilliant performance.
The movie Aakrosh starring Ajay Devgn and Akshaye Khanna directed by Priyadarshan was inspired/copied from this movie. Check out more Scenes from the movie.