My Week with Westerns – High Noon

Here’s the first part of the series that celebrates Westerns and the recent Django Unchained release. Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon is full of tropes, dialogues and yes, of course the shootouts that define westerns but the order in which we see these elements makes it all the more special. Advertisements

BAFTA 2013 – The List of Winners

The 66th BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Awards)  was held on 10th Feb 2013 at London.The BAFTA was founded in 1947 as British Film Academy by David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Charles Laughton, Roger Manvell.The Show this year was hosted by Stephen Fry. Argo seems to be the flavour of BAFTA this year by winning major awards. 

Golden Globe Nominations- 2013

The nominations for the 70th Golden Globe Awards were announced a short while ago. The presentation ceremony will be on 13th January, 2013. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the list by bagging 7 nominations, followed by Django Unchained and Argo with 5 each and Zero Dark Thirty with 4.  And Life of Pi has got 3…

Inspired not 'Plagiarised'

Since time immemorial, the malaise of plagiarism is very prevalent in Indian Film Industry especially in Bollywood. We have more than often seen directors (read Sanjay Gupta, Mahesh Bhatt etc amongst others) stealing films frame by frame and passing off as their own.  However certain minor changes are made in the script. So that when…

Django Unchained – Trailer

Quentin Tarantino, the name itself speaks volumes and he is back with his take on the sphagetti western genre. One of the most anticipated films of the year; Django Unchained is about a slave turned bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) who with the help of his mentor(Christopher Waltz) sets out to rescue his wife from a…