Sholay, The Greatest Story Ever Told

Apr 24, 2016, 09:33 PM

In this episode we discuss the iconic 1975 blockbuster Sholay.

Show Notes:

Sholay’s poster (and Citizen Kane’s) We are now on audioBoom! The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (it’s 15 episodes not 12!) “Sholay BC and Sholay AD” Anupama Chopra, Sholay: The Making of A Classic Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh Source issues The Magnificent Two and the influence of Hollywood westerns Sholay as national allegory Film romance mirrors life INTERVAL (”Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge” from Sholay)

Expectations and watching a classic for the first time The portrayal of violence Lasting tropes and aesthetics Location photography “Haan Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and the male gaze Director’s cut Cross-cultural film pollination Please Criterion Collection release this film! “40 Years Of Sholay” by Siddhant Adlakha and “The Blinding Light Of Sholay: A 40th Anniversary Appreciation” by Danny Bowes NEXT TIME: We look at three films hat have played at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition

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