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Skyfall was supposed to be shot in India, but 007 producers rejected 1 condition

  • Did you know that the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall was supposed to be shot in India, but the producers refused to compromise on a scene that the former rail minister said would have shown India in a poor light?
Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, Skyfall.
Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, Skyfall.
Updated on May 10, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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Oscars 2020: Bong Joon Ho’s joyous reaction to Parasite’s Best Picture win charms Twitter, fans couldn’t be happier

Twitter fell in love with Bong Joon Ho’s sweet reaction to his film Parasite winning Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday.
Bong Joon Ho’s happy reaction to winning the Oscar won Twitter’s heart.
Bong Joon Ho’s happy reaction to winning the Oscar won Twitter’s heart.
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Oscars 2020 highlights: Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite wins Best Picture, Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite made history, Brad Pitt won his first acting Oscar, Laura Dern collected best supporting actress and Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards.Bong's South Korean class satire took four big awards: best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international film. All were the first Oscars for a Korean film. Bong and co-writer Han Jin Won became the first Asian writers to take the screenplay prize. Parasite became the first non-English language film to win best picture.As it has for much of awards season, Parasite appeared the favourite in the room. A standing ovation greeted Bong's win for international film. “I am ready to drink tonight,” said Bong to roars from the crowd. Unexpectedly called up again for best director, Bong saluted his fellow nominees, particularly Martin Scorsese, and concluded: “Now I'm ready to drink until tomorrow.”Also read: Parasite movie review: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational masterpiece is the first great film of the new decadeAs it did last year, the annual Dolby Theatre ceremony kicked off without a host. Janelle Monae opened the show entering a Mister Rogers set and singing A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. “I’m so proud to be standing here as a black queer artist telling stories," said Monae. "Happy Black History Month.”Two former Oscar hosts, Chris Rock and Steve Martin, dropped in to supply an opening monologue. Martin called it “an incredible demotion.” Martin noted that something was missing from this year's directing nominees. “Vaginas!" Rock replied.Here are the highlights of the 92nd Academy Awards here:

Joaquin Phoenix poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)
Joaquin Phoenix poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 11:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

BAFTA awards: Joker leads the pack, 1917 is hotly tipped for best film , best director

Though psychological thriller Joker, with Phoenix in the Batman villain title role, tops nominations with 11 nods, Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917 (9 nods) is the favourite to win the best film and best director categories.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ 73rd annual movie awards could indicate which way the Oscars might go in Los Angeles on February 9.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ 73rd annual movie awards could indicate which way the Oscars might go in Los Angeles on February 9.
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 09:48 AM IST
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1917 movie review: Sam Mendes directs one of the best war movies of all time, will leave you stunned in your seat

1917 movie review: Director Sam Mendes reunites with cinematographer Roger Deakins to create one of the best war movies of all time, a technical masterpiece that will stun you speechless.
1917 movie review: George MacKay in a still from director Sam Mendes’ new film, making movie magic.
1917 movie review: George MacKay in a still from director Sam Mendes’ new film, making movie magic.
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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Critics' Choice Awards: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood sweeps the show, Joaquin Phoenix wins for Joker

Critics' Choice Awards: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood swept the all-important precursor to the Oscars.
Quentin Tarantino accepts the Best Picture award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.(REUTERS)
Quentin Tarantino accepts the Best Picture award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 09:44 AM IST
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Oscar-winning directors Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen knighted

Academy Award-winning filmmakers Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) have been knighted.
Sam Mendes won an Academy Award for directing American Beauty; Steve McQueen won his Oscar for directing 12 Years a Slave.
Sam Mendes won an Academy Award for directing American Beauty; Steve McQueen won his Oscar for directing 12 Years a Slave.
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 05:40 PM IST
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UK: Royal honours for 10 Punjab-origin achievers

The royal honours list is released twice a year, on New Year’s Eve and on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on the second Saturday of June (her real birthday is on April 21).
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Published on Dec 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Sam Mendes ‘can’t wait’ to watch James Bond film No Time to Die

Sam Mendes, the director of Skyfall and Spectre, is excited to watch Daniel Craig as Jams Bond once again in No Time To Die.
No Time to Die is directed by Cary Fukunaga.
No Time to Die is directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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1917 trailer: Sam Mendes’ war epic takes a leaf out of Dunkirk’s book. Watch here

Director Sam Mendes returns to prestige drama after helming two James Bond films. Watch the first trailer for his upcoming World War 1 drama, 1917.
George McKay in a still from the 1917 trailer.
George McKay in a still from the 1917 trailer.
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:54 PM IST
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