Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014)


“He was a great equalizer. He democratized every single space he was in. Just learn your lines and you will be given by that director, Attenborough, the greatest place in the world to stand.” – Ben Kingsley

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Oct 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life and work of famed actor and director Richard Attenborough in front of the camera, behind it and behind the scenes.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and very curious to see what it was all about.

The way that this story is told allows us to truly see what kind of visionary Richard Attenborough truly was during his lifetime.

He was able to work his way up in the film industry to a place where he would be able to influence things to a point where he would be able to accomplish many of his personal dreams and goals along the way.

This movie is filled with lots of interviews with people who have worked with him over the years.

It also lets us gain so much insight not only into what kind of actor and director he was but also into who he was on a personal level from a very charitable and philanthropically perspective through his work on and off screen.

This is a movie that deals with both his personal and professional life and gives us a focused idea on who he truly was and what kind of projects he helped finance and accomplish over his life.

We get to know him on a very intimate level which enhances both his personality and accomplishments so much.

Bottom Line – Amazing documentary that allows us to see what kind of visionary Attenborough was. It’s amazing to see the way that he worked his way up the ladder in the industry in order to find ways to accomplish many of his personal goals. The film gives us some great interviews with many of his colleagues who had the pleasure to work with her, but more importantly to get to know who he was and what kind of person he strived to be through his work. The film deal with both his professional and personal life and allows us to get a very focused idea of who this man truly was and how much he cared for so many projects that he helps both finance and accomplish.  This film allows us to get to know him on a very intimate level that enhances his personality and accomplishments so much. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – He was a longtime advocate of education that does not judge upon colour, race, creed or religion. His attachment to Waterford was his passion for non-racial education, which were the grounds on which Waterford Kamhlaba was founded. Waterford was one of his inspirations for directing the film Cry Freedom, based on the life of Steve Biko. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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