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Author: Richard AttenboroughBilly WilliamsRonnie TaylorMichael Stanley-EvansJohn BrileyAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 2-disc collector's ed.; 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Epic films
Historical films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Attenborough; Billy Williams; Ronnie Taylor; Michael Stanley-Evans; John Briley; Ben Kingsley; Candice Bergen; Edward Fox; John Gielgud; Trevor Howard; John Mills; Martin Sheen; Ian Charleson; Athol Fugard; Gunther Maria Halmer; Saeed Jaffrey; Geraldine James; Alyque Padamsee; Amrish Puri; Roshan Seth; Rohini Hattangady; Ian Bannen; Michael Bryant; John Clements, Sir; Richard Griffiths; Nigel Hawthorne; Bernard Hepton; Michael Hordern; Śrīrāma Lāgū; Om Puri; Virendra Razdan; Richard Vernon; John Mollo; Bhanu Athaiya; Michael Seirton; Suresh Jindal; Simon Kaye; Terence A Clegg; Rani Dubé; Stuart Craig; John Bloom; Ravi Shankar; George Fenton; Columbia Pictures.; International Film Investors (Firm); Goldcrest Films International.; National Film Development Corporation of India.; Indo-British Films, Ltd.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424840945 9781424840946
OCLC Number: 77523787
Language Note: In English, dubbed French, dubbed Portuguese, or dubbed Spanish with optional English, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, or French subtitles; Director's commentary optional Portuguese, Spanish or Korean subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: Disc 1. Introduction by Richard Attenborough; Commentary by Richard Attenborough. Disc 2. Photo gallery of vintage lobby cards; "The making of Gandhi" video montage; "Milestones in the life of Gandhi" interactive timeline; Trailer.
Credits: Costume designers, John Mollo, Bhanu Athaiya ; art directors, Ram Yedekar, Norman Dorme ; set decorator, Michael Seirton ; music conducted by George Fenton ; associate producer, Suresh Jindal ; sound recordist, Simon Kaye ; production designer, Stuart Craig ; film editor, John Bloom ; in charge of production, Terence A. Clegg ; co-producer, Rani Dubé ; music, Ravi Shankar ; orchestral score and additional music, George Fenton.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Athol Fugard, Gunter Maria Halmer, Saeed Jaffrey, Geraldine James, Alyque Padamsee, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Rohini Hattangady, Ian Bannen, Michael Bryant, John Clements, Richard Griffiths, Nigel Hawthorne, Bernard Hepton, Michael Hordern, Shreeram Lagoo, Om Puri, Virendra Razdan, Richard Vernon.
Event notes: Filmed on location in India, The United Kingdom, and at Shepperton Studio Centre in Shepperton, Surrey, England.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 1982: Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ben Kingsley) ; Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Robert W. Laing, Michael Seirton) ; Best Cinematography (Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor) ; Best Costume Design (John Mollo, Bhanu Athaiya) ; Best Director (Richard Attenborough) ; Best Film Editing (John Bloom) ; Best Picture ; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (John Briley).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (191 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; Remastered in high definition.
Contents: Disc 2. Designing Gandhi (3 min.) --
In search of Gandhi (9 min.) --
Looking back (18 min.) --
Madeleine Slade : an Englishwoman abroad (10 min.) --
Reflections on Ben (9 min.) --
Shooting an epic in India (18 min.) --
The funeral (14 min.) --
The words of Mahatma Gandhi (2 min.) --
Vintage newsreel footage (10 min.) --
Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi (19 min.) --
From the director's chair #1-on casting ; #2 on music (10 min.).
Other Titles: Gandhi, his triumph changed the world forever
Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures ; International Film Investors, Goldcrest Films International, National Film Development Corporation Ltd. of India, Indo-British Films Ltd. ; directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; executive producer, Michael Stanley-Evans ; written by John Briley ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.

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Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.

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