Gandhi

Gandhi

DVD - 2007
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A look at the life of Indian statesman and nationalist Mahatma Gandhi, focusing especially on his theory of non-violent resistance.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007
Edition: 2-disc collector's ed. 25th anniversary ed. anamorphic widescreen format (2.351)
ISBN: 9781424840946
1424840945
Branch Call Number: DVD Gandhi
791.4372 G195
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (191 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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DesLi
Nov 09, 2015

If you want to know Ghandi's life, it is a good movie. Well produced. Entertaining!

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 01, 2015

A magnificent, deeply moving film. Ben Kingsley is phenomenal.

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garycornell
Aug 25, 2014

Director Richard Attenborough passed away yesterday. I thought it only fitting to look up his most famous movie "Gandhi -25th Anniversary Edition" on the KCLS web site. Do you know there were no reviews for the movie. Remember it is the "25th Anniversary Edition" and no one has said if they liked or disliked the movie. Hopefully, reviews encourage other patrons to either see a movie or avoid a movie. "Gandhi" is an epic movie made by Director Richard Attenborough that has been found to be an honest portrayal of India's most significant leader. As you will find out in the movie, Gandhi would die neither wealthy nor a holder of elected office. He was a leader of his people by example. Richard Attenborough left us a fine tribute to this great leader of India. I see that KCLS has 8 copies and 21 holds at present. I encourage anyone who has not seen the film to do so. It is a masterpiece of film work of an epic story.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 22, 2014

Well, they can't be all 4 and 5 star reviews. That's not to say this isn't a good, inspiring movie about an incredible man, but it's not without its flaws. Like most great man biopics, the central figure comes off as heroic and almost free from the usual faults of humanity. Ben Kingsley, in an Oscar winning performance, bears an uncanny resemble to Gandhi and is very good, but the character, as written, is a little one-note and despite the prominent supporting cast (Martin Sheen, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen), no one else really emerges as a complex character. The first half, which covers his lawyer days in South Africa, is the most engrossing, but it starts to drag in its final hour. The independence and partition of India is a fascinating subject, but the film doesn't do justice to it, nor to the figure of Nehru. Fun fact 1: two of the Indian actors in this also appear in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." Fun fact 2: Daniel Day-Lewis appears as a racist thug in an early scene.

mrsgail5756 Dec 27, 2012

Very well done DVD movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

aaa5756 Dec 13, 2012

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

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kwarah
Dec 09, 2011

VERY INSPIRING & CAPTIVATING GREAT FILM.

Gandhi, witnessing two continents struggle against colonialism & refusing to succumb to colonial "English subhuman doctrine", RESURRECTED nations to fight & DEFEAT ENGLAND, proving no empire is powerful enough to conquer determined people committed to conquer their own destiny.

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NicoleBZ
Jun 29, 2011

Quel film remarquable à propos d'un homme remarquable.

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NobleSlug
Feb 22, 2011

This movie completely captures Gandhi's life and message beautifully. While for an older audience, it can be appreciated by a huge array of people from any place, religion and age. I highly recommend this.

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Skywatch
Sep 18, 2010

Out of all the spiritual teachers and masters, Gandhi inspires me the most. This movie about Gandhi is a true master piece. The message of non-violence, peace, love and compassion is utterly crucial and transformative to the core of our humanity. I highly, highly, and again say, I highly recommend it!

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jjd1986 Mar 09, 2012

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jjd1986 Mar 09, 2012

Hindu man: "I know I am going to Hell. I killed a child."

gandhi: "I know a way out of Hell. Find a child, who has lost both his mother and his father. Raise him as your own. And make sure he is a Muslim, and raise him as a Muslim."

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Skywatch
Sep 29, 2010

"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
--- Mahatma Gandhi ---

"Truth, purity, self-control, firmness, fearlessness, humility, unity, peace, and renunciation --- these are the inherent qualities of a civil resister."
--- Mahatma Gandhi ---

"Non-cooperation is a protest against an unwitting and unwilling participation in evil."
--- Mahatma Gandhi ---

"...I am a Hindu, I am a Muslim, I am a Christian, I am a Jew, and I am everyone!!! We are all God's children and we are all one!!!"
--- Mahatma Gandhi ---

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