HAPPY BIRTHDAY,AKIRA KUROSAWA !

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(1.) “In a mad world, only the
mad are sane !”

(2.) “There is nothing that says
more
about its creator than the work
itself.”

(3.) “The role of the artist is to
not look away.”

(4.) “Man is a genius when he is
dreaming.”

(5.) “I suppose all of my films
have a common theme. If I think
about it, though, the only theme I
can think of is really a question:
Why can’t people be happier
together?”

Akira Kurosawa.

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Akira Kurosawa Was The Greatest
Japanese Filmmaker Whose Films
Numbering 30(?) Happened To
Be More Popular In The West
Than In His Homeland !

DRUNKEN ANGEL, SEVEN SAMURAI,
IKIRU, THE IDIOT, RASHOMON,
KAGEMUSHA, RAN, DREAMS,
RHAPSODY IN AUGUST, THRONE OF
BLOOD, . .etc. are some of his
popular films!

Concerned Primarily With The
Human Predicament, Kurosawa
Portrayed Those Who Were
Living On The Margins of Society !

His Stature n Influence Could Well
Be Guessed By The Fact That He
Inspired The Likes of FRANCIS
FORD COPPOLA, GEORGE LUCAS,
SATYAJIT RAY n others!

He Had A Great Skill for Adapting
Masterpieces of World
Literature,especially those of
SHAKESPEARE n DOSTOEVSKY !

His Movies Were Re-Made By
Many European n American
Filmmakers !

KUROSAWA is universally
recognized as one of the top five
filmmakers of all time!

He Would Have Been 104 Today !

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE
MASTER MOVIE MAKER,AKIRA
KUROSAWA !

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROMAN POLANSKI !

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ROMAN POLANSKI, THE PIANIST
FAMED ACADEMY WINNING
FILMMAKER,TURNS 80 !
Roman Polanski, The Pianist
Famed Filmmaker Whose
Personal Life Often Gets The
Better of Him -thanks to an
alleged charge of child rape
that led him to flee from the
united states in late 70s, Turns
80 Today !
Polanski Has Made ‘VENUS IN
FUR’ This Year That Got
Premiered In This Year’s Cannes
Film Festival , Is Credited With
More Than Just A Few Movies
That Are Going To Stay In The
World of Cinema For Long !
‘ROSEMARY’S BABY’ -his debut
venture in Hollywood, Is A
Classic.
‘TESS’ and ‘REPULSION’ Are
Another Two of His Critically
Acclaimed Films!
Born In Paris And Raised
Largely In And Around of The
Polish Town of Krakow,
Polanski Had To Witness The
Disturbing World Under The
Rise of Nazism and The World
War-II That Took Away His
Mother’s Life In The Camp At
Auschwitz And The
Incarceration of His Father With
Whom He Fortunately Reunited
While Still An Adolescent And
Most Importantly The Macabre
World of Terror , Evil n Violence
That Became A Recurring
Theme In His Movies Culminated
Plus Perfected In His
Masterpiece, THE PIANIST (2002)
-an academy winning film
which is unanimously
considered as his best
rendition as well as which is
hailed as One of The Most
Original Plus Brutally Honest
Cinematic Versions Of The
Holocaust And The
Psychological Damage Ensued
Thereafter !
SAMANTHA GEIMER, The Rape
Victim, Publically Extended A
Forgive To Polanski And Has
Written Extensively In Her
Recent Book, LIFE IN THE
SHADOW OF POLANSKI, On The
Unfortunate Episode That
Happened Sometime In 1977 At
The Home of The Hollywood
Actor, Jack Nicholson, While
Undergoing An Audition Held
By Polanski !
Polanski Had To Undergo A Few
Weeks of Psychiatric
Supervision And While There
Has Not Been Any Final Verdict
Given So Far, The Filmmaker Had
Managed An Escape And Never
Landed On American Soil Since
Then Including During The
Oscars Wherein He Was
Adjudged As The Best Director
and His Film The Best Movie. . .!
If We Judge An Artist Solely On
The Merits or Otherwise of His/
Her Works And Willingly
Suspend For The Time Being
Our Scrutiny of His/Her Personal
Life , Then Roman Polanski
Could Well Be Adjudged As One
of The Greatest Filmmakers of
All Time And Certainly The
Greatest In Recent Times As Far
As The Truthful Plus Realistic
Rendition of The Underworld of
The Forces of Evil In Humanity
At Large Is Concerned !
POLANSKI, 80 Today, Is Living In
Paris With His Very Beautiful
Young Wife -a french singer,
EMMANUELLE SEIGNER, And Is
Still Displaying Creative Juice
Unto His Limbs n Latitudes !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POLANSKI !
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAE WEST !

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TEN QUOTES OF MAE WEST ON
HER 120th BIRTHDAY !
MARY JANE WEST, better known
as MAE WEST, american actress,
playwright, scriptwriter,
comedienne and sex symbol ,
was born this day on 17th
august 1893 in
Bushwick,Brooklyn,NY.
Famous For Wit Plus Repartee,
Mae West Donned Over The
American Artistic Landscape For
Over Seven Decades And Had
Left Behind Herself A Plethora of
Quotations That Remind The
Elements of Mark Twain’s Witty
Sayings or Twainesque !
Today Is Mae West’s 120th Birth
Anniversary And Therefore It
Will Be Fitting To Relish Ten
Quotes of Her !
MAE WEST QUOTES :-
(1.) ”Sex is emotion in
motion !”
(2.) ”Good girls go to heaven,
bad girls go everywhere !”
(3.) ”Don’t cry for a man who’s
left you–the next one may fall
for your smile !”
(4.) ”To err is human, but it
feels divine.”
(5.) ”I’m single because I was
born that way !”
(6.) ”I speak two languages :
Body and English.”
(7.) ”Give a man a free hand
and he’ll run it all over you !”
(8.) ”You only live once, but if
you do it right, once is
enough.”
(9.) ”When I’m good, I’m very
good. But when I’m bad I’m
better !”
(10.) ”All discarded lovers
should be given a second
chance, but with somebody
else !”
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RITUPARNO GHOSH, ICONIC INDIAN FILMMAKER DIES AT 49 !

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PIONEER OF NEW WAVE BENGALI
FILM MAKING AND A FORCE TO
RECKON WITH IN BOLLYWOOD,
RITUPARNO GHOSH, HAS DIED,
LEAVING BEHIND A SMALL YET
VERY VERY POWERFUL
REPORTOIRE OF FILMS AS
TRAILBLAZER FOR THE MOVIE-
GOERS AND FILMMAKERS
NATIONALLY AS WELL AS
INTERNATIONALLY !
R.I.P. #RITUPARNO GHOSH !
The Legendary Indian Filmmaker,
Rituparno Ghosh Has Passed
Away This Morning In Calcutta. He
was just 49 and had been
battling Pancreatitis for a few
weeks ! He Died of A Heart Attack.
A Winner of 12 National Awards,
Rituparno Ghosh Was Often
Hailed As The True Successor of
Satyajit Ray !
He Had A Very Deep
Understanding of Human
Behaviour And One of The Central
Theme Of His Films Was
‘Interpersonal Relationship’ !
‘CHOKER BALI’ -a film based upon
the work of the Nobel Winning
Bengali Author,RABINDRANATH
TAGORE, Got Him International
Acclaim.
How To Plunge Deep In The Inner
Psyche of Human Being And Fish
The Emotions Out To Draw On
The Cinematic Canvass, Was
Rituparno’s Signature Strength !
He Amazingly Plus Bravely
Touched
Upon The Taboo of
Homosexuality
In His Films!
His Demise At Such A Young Age
Has Left A Deep Void In Indian
Filmmaking !
May Almighty Grant His Soul
Peace !
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FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA,THE GODFATHER FAMED FILMMAKER,IS 74 TODAY!

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Francis Ford Coppola, One of the
greatest filmmakers of all time,
was born this day,April 07 in
1939 in Detroit,Michigan,USA.
He was born in an Italian
Immigrant’s Family.His father
was a famous Flutist working
with a local Symphony Group and
later on with a radio station
where he used to give
performances every evening for
a programme funded by the
great JOHN FORD.
In his(Ford) honor, the middle
name was given to the
filmmaker!
Coppola family moved to New
York in early 40s and Francis Had
Had his early education in
various schools in NY.
He had had an unusual priviledge
of having attended at as many as
23 schools !
Poor in academics,Francis had
got a keen interest in Theater n
Movies.He had an early Polio
attack and that had him
bedridden mostly.He used to
watch various movies at home
and played puppet shows.
Francis Ford Coppola later
attended Hofstra University and
University Of California,Los
Angeles(UCLA) And had got some
trainings in cinema making.
Francis ,much to the dismay of
his father who wanted him to be
an engineer, entered into the
world of Film Making in 60s and
had worked in various capacities
under a couple of renowned
filmmakers.
Francis Ford Coppola made his
first full length feature
film,PATTON in 1969-70 and had
made his mark in the world of
cinema,won an Oscar for its
screenplay.
But,it was in the year 1972, that
he attained the height –a height
that remains more like a dream
for any filmmaker !
The Movie Called, THE GODFATHER,
was ready and it broke many
newer grounds and established
Coppola As ONE OF THE TALLEST
FILMMAKERS IN THE WORLD OF
CINEMA for once and for all !
The movie was an adaptation of
MARIA PUZZO’S epinonymous
thriller and it landed Coppola his
second Oscar.
THE GODFATHER has two
sequeals ,Part II(1974) and Part
III(1990). All were hits!
Based upon the Mafiosi or Mafia
World of Italy, The Film became a
Cult Cinema in Gangster Genre !
Francis Ford Coppola made many
other movies,like APOCALYPSE
NOW, DRACULA. . . .n others,
but,couldn’t attain Godfather Like
Acclaim!
THE GODFATHER is considered by
many as THE GREATEST MOVIE
EVER !
He Turns 74 Today !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,FRACIS FORD
COPPOLA !
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FEDERICO FELLINI, THE GREAT ITALIAN FILM-MAKER !

1.) ” THE VISIONARY IS THE ONLY TRUE REALIST. ”

2.) ” YOU EXIST ONLY IN WHAT YOU DO. ”

Federico Fellini(b. Jan’20,1920).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FEDERICO FELLINI, ITALIAN FILM DIRECTOR AND SCRIPTWRITER !

He Is Universally Regarded As One Of The Top Ten Film-makers Of All Time! Fellini Wrote n Directed Some Of The Finest PostWar Movies Like ‘LA DOLCE VITA’ , ‘LA STRADA’ , ‘8-1/2’ , ‘NIGHTS OF CABIRIA’ , ‘AMARCORD’, ‘ROMA’ . . . . .et.al !
He Won Multiple Oscars And Held The Oscars As The Supreme Prize In The Mythology Of Cinema!

Fellini During His Earlier Phase That Ended In 1959, Was Highly Influenced With The Neorealism Of Italian Cinema Best Championed By Roberto Rossellini With Whom Fellini Had Worked For The Masterpieces Like ‘ROME,OPEN CITY’ n ‘PAISA’ .

During Sixties-a period that was sort of the Watershed In Fellini’s Film making, he took to Jungian Psychology That Had Advocated The Exploration Of Two Primal Motivator In Human Existence, ANIMA n ANIMUS or ARCHETYPES n COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS !
Fellini’s 1965 Masterwork, JULIETTE OF SPIRITS, Best showcased the roles of memories, dreams and reflections in shaping up human existence.
The Best Fellini’s Film Is ‘ 8 1/2’ also explores the realm between The World Of Vision n Reality.

Federico Fellini Won 5 Oscars And Had Set A Record Of Winning The Highest Number Of Oscars For Foreign Language Film Category.

He Influenced Directors Like Stanley Kubric, Martin Scorsese and Other Notables Including The Great Ingmar Bergman.

Fellini Died In 1993 At The Age Of 73 In Rome.
His Legacy Remains Inspiring For Film makers From All Over The World !
He Would Have Been 93 Today !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,FEDERICO FELLINI !

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MARTIN SCORSESE,THE LEGENDARY FILMMAKER, TURNS 70 !

(1.) ”THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SIMPLE. SIMPLE IS HARD !”

(2.) ”I HAVE GREAT DESIRES OF TELLING STORIES.BUT,I AM NEVER QUITE SATISFIED !”

Martin Scorsese.
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One of the greatest film makers of all time, Martin Scorsese with his reputed reportaire of films,has become a living legend in the world of cinema!He started his film career in the early 70s and has since been churning out movies one after another with an enviable success rate.
Martin was born in Queens,NY and had his early schooling in Bronx,NY and wanted to be a priest .Later he got enrolled at the Tisch School Of Films and did an MFA there.It was during that tenure at the NY UNIVERSITY that he started making short films and after a couple of years there he finally made his debut, ‘WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR?’ in 1973.It was modestly accepted.Then came 1976 when Martin Scorsese made ‘TAXI DRIVER’ which broke new grounds in the way film was being imagined and presented !
He collaborated with actor,ROBERT DE’ NIRO with whom Martin made as many as 8 films and the pair became great friends!He did the same with actor,LEONARDO Di Caperio.

‘MEAN STREET’ ,
‘GOODFELLAS’ , ‘THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST’ , ‘RAGING BULL’ , ‘THE COLOR OF MONEY’ , ‘THE GANGS OF NEW YORK’ , ‘THE AVIATOR’ , ‘HUGO’ , ‘THE DEPARTED’ are some of his signature movies.
Martin Scorsese often explored the themes of Italian Identity In America, The Culture Of Violence or The Dark Motifs, Major Personas From Various Fields (biopics) et.al through his films.
Biopics Is A Well Explored Genre For Scorsese (RAGING BULL, THE AVIATOR. . .etc).
His innovative ways of characterization is so powerful that audiences can’t help sympathizing even with a villian in his films !
His mastery lies in exploring the subconcious dark terrains of human psychology!
He has also a great passion for music, and in fact,as once he said,he wanted to compose music.His this passion had impelled him to do some finest documentaries dealing with famous musicians or bands.’THE LAST WALTZ’ , ‘NO DIRECTION HOME’ , ‘SHINE A MUSIC’ are some of the best documentaries that dealt with the music band(THE BAND), BOB DYLAN, ROLLING STONES respectively.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY placed MARTIN SCORSESE at 4th(FOURTH) Position in its list of 100 BEST MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
‘ESQUIRE’ Magazine placed him at 5th(FIFTH) Position in its List of 250 MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
Simply Put, MARTIN SCORSESE HAPPENS TO BE AMONGST THE TOP5 MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
His Three Masterpieces Invariably Make Places Amongst The Top 100 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME : ‘TAXI DRIVER’ , ‘GOODFELLAS’ and ‘RAGING BULL’!
He was 7 times academy nominated and won the best director for his multistarer movie,THE DEPARTED !

MARTIN SCORSESE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 17 , 1942.TODAY HE TURNS 70.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN SCORSESE !!
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