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Cinema Quiz 6: Oscar Winners!

October 13, 2009


Identify the two film makers and find the connect.

Hint: They did something which they shouldn’t have!

Ans: The director on the left is “Jean Jacques Annaud”. He made a film on Dalai Lama-Heinrich Harrer,  titled “Seven Years in Tibet” starring Brad Pitt in 1997.  The guy on the right is “Martin Scorsese” (a pic back from 60’s). Incidentally he too made a film on Dalai Lama in 1997, titled “Kundun”.

Connect: Dalai Lama (or Tibet).

China had banned filming in Tibet for a very long time. However, after 2 years of its release, Jean Jacques Annaud confirmed that parts of the film were shot in Tibet. On the other hand Chinese authorities had their own doubts about the kind of propaganda Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun” has since it’s essentially sympathises with Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Freedom Movement. Scorsese didn’t relent to the appeal of Chinese authorities to stop the film’s release and consequently, Martin Scorsese and several members of the film were banned from entering China.

Trivia: Major part of  “Seven Years in Tibet” was shot in the outskirts of  Mendoza, Argentina. A special set was constructed for the film, including the chambers inside the “Potala Palace”.

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  1. Anvesh permalink
    October 14, 2009 11:12 am

    Informative one. Scorcese looks very different.

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