Humanity in times of chaos

It is possible to have fun on the weekend, without spending a lot of money. so what should you do? Watch movies, not just any movie!

Movies that will make you stop and think!

Here are 5 ways to make that possible.

1.Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company, Horizon Pictures, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 7 in total including Best Director, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture. The film depicts Lawrence's experiences in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I, in particular, his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council. Its themes include Lawrence's emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his own identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army and his newfound comrades within the Arabian Desert tribes. And in the Words of T.E Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia, the story of Human Triumph remains an Inspiration for the Next Generation “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible “inspired a whole generation of Brave hearts to make the Impossible Possible . In 1991, Lawrence of Arabia was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry

2.Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by Stone (followed by 1989's Born on the Fourth of July and 1993's Heaven & Earth). Stone wrote the story based upon his experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam to counter the vision of the war portrayed in John Wayne's The Green Berets. It was the first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a veteran of the Vietnam War. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1986. It also won Best Director for Oliver Stone, as well as Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. The American Film Institute placed Platoon at #83 in their "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies" poll. And the one dialogue that touched my Heart in this Iconic War Movie was uttered at the end by the main Protagonist of the Movie Chris Taylor aka Charlie Sheen “I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy, we fought ourselves, and the enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days “. Truly speaks of the Aftermath of the Trauma of any War and the realization of the Human Side of it

3.Good Morning, Vietnam “ ranks at the Topmost because of 2 reasons , First and Foremost I am a Die Hard Fan of the Late Maverick Actor Robin Williams and Secondly It was a sheer coincidence that I visited Ho Chi Minh City just 2 Days after the Illustrious Actor ended his life under tragic circumstances in 2014 , and as a Passionate RJ myself talking about Bravehearts on the Radio, this movie makes a special Heart winning Saga of Human Triumph against the backdrop of War & Sorrow . And quite rightly that makes this film among the Top 100 of the All-time list of the "American Film Institute's 100 Funniest American Movies".  Written by Mitch Markowitz and Directed by Barry Levinson set in Saigon in 1965, during the Vietnam War, the film stars Robin Williams as a War DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service, who proves hugely popular with the troops, but infuriates his superiors with what they call his "irreverent tendency". The story is loosely based on the experiences of AFRS radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. The film was a critical and commercial success due to its superb portrayal of the Anti-War Sentiments as well as a super energizing performance by Robin Williams; for his work in the film, Williams won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

4.Rambo III is a 1988 American War Action Film. The film depicts fictional events during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. It is the third film in the Rambo series following First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II. It was in turn followed by Rambo in 2008, making it the last film in the series to feature Richard Crenna as Colonel Sam Trautman before his death in 2003. In 1988, Colonel Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) visits his old friend and ally John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) in Thailand. He explains that he is putting together a mercenary team for a CIA-sponsored supply mission on behalf of anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan. Despite being shown photos of civilians suffering at the hands of the Soviet military, Rambo refuses to join, as he is tired of fighting. Trautman proceeds anyway and is ambushed by enemy forces near the border, resulting in all of his men being killed. Trautman is captured and sent to a large mountain base to be interrogated by Soviet Colonel Zaysen (Marc de Jonge) and his henchman Kourov (Randy Raney). The Mujahideen in the village, led by chieftain Masoud, hesitate to help Rambo free Trautman. Meanwhile, a Soviet informant in Ghani's employ informs the Russians, who send two attack helicopters to destroy the village. Though Rambo manages to destroy one of them with a turret, the rebels refuse to aid him any further. Aided only by Mousa and a young boy named Hamid (Doudi Shoua), Rambo attacks the base and inflicts significant damage before being forced to retreat. With both his allies wounded, Rambo sends them away before resuming his infiltration. As a Child who grew up in the 80’s John Rambo still continues to be the most Favourite War Action Hero and the Movie Rambo III still remains the best in the series of this Franchise till date with Stallone at his best rendition of the Saviour of the Human Triumph and Spirit.

5.Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist. The film is based on the life of Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. It stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as Schutzstaffel officer Amon Goeth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern. Principal photography took place in Kraków, Poland, over the course of 72 days in 1993. Spielberg shot the film in black and white and approached it as a documentary. Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński wanted to give the film a sense of timelessness. John Williams composed the score, and violinist Itzhak Perlman performs the film's main theme. Schindler's List premiered on November 30, 1993, in Washington, D.C. and it was released on December 15, 1993, in the United States. Often listed among the greatest films ever made that of Human Triumph was entirely shot in Black & White to re-create the effect of Holocaust. Spielberg and Kaminski chose to shoot the film in a grimy, unstylish fashion and format inspired by German Expressionist and Italian Neorealist films. According to Speilberg himself “It’s entirely appropriate because I’ve only experienced the Holocaust through other people’s testimonies and through archival footage which is, of course, all in black and white.” It was a huge box office success, earning Hundreds of Millions worldwide on a $22 million budget. It was the recipient of 7 Academy Awards (out of 12 nominations), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score, as well as numerous other awards (including seven BAFTAs and 3 Golden Globes). In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked the film 8th on its list of the 100 best American films of all time. The Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2004. Kevin Costner, Warren Betty, and Mel Gibson auditioned for the role of Oskar Schindler, but Spielberg cast the then relatively unknown Irish actor Liam Neeson, whom the director had seen in a Broadway play called Anna Christie. “Liam was the closest in my experience of what Schindler was like. He Said  “His charm, the way women love him, his strength and He actually looks a little bit like Schindler, the same height, although Schindler was a rotund man



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