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My five: Maria Merin Antony

Maria Merin Antony
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A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Ron Howard

Based on the life of mathematical genius John Nash, the film directed by Ron Howard, is both a moving love story and a revealing look at the price paid by people who suffer from mental illnesses. The director very expertly, portrays the schizophrenia that Nash has and its effect on his wife and his work. The film features Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in award winning performances.

City Of God

Fernando Meirelles

A Brazilian movie released in 2002 and directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, it gives us an insight into the slums of Rio de Janeiro — especially how crime affects the poor. The film shot with a hand-held camera is aggravating in many ways but is empowered with such energy and commitment that makes it fascinating.

The Sound Of Music

Robert Wise

Directed by Robert Wise, The Sound of Music is an evergreen musical film. It is set in the idyllic Austrian city of Salzburg and is an exemplary film rich in music and filled with positivity. The film won five Academy awards.

The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola

Based on Mario Puzo’s novel, this dynamic film portrays the conflict within the mafia. Even though the story revolves around the lives of the wicked, Coppola conveys the importance of devotion, loyalty, family and power. Marlon Brando plays the lead in this film which was the highest grosser in 1972.


Franklin. J. Schaffner

Patton is an epic war movie produced by Frank McCarthy. Its screenplay is based on the biography Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and Omar Bradley’s memoir A Soldier's Story. It follows the crusade of General George .S. Patton, one of the most colourful figures in American military history. George Scott plays the role of Patton so well that it makes for compelling viewing making it one of the greatest screen biographies ever produced.

Those that almost made it

The Motorcycle Diaries: Walter Salles

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: Simon West

V for Vendetta: James McTeigue

The Quiet Man: John Ford

Forrest Gump: Robert Zemeckis

Maria Merin Antony is a B. Tech student from Ernakulam

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