6 Movies That Inspire Your Soul

6 Movies That Inspire Your Soul

Uddipta Baruah

Uddipta Baruah

An upcoming lawyer. An apathetic underachiever. Caught up in the ideal of quixotic rather than reality.
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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

-Helen Keller

Inspiration is the process of infusing faith in someone to encourage him or her to do the things they are meant to do. A lot of people do things simply out of the compassion in their heart and do not realize they are inspiring others around them.

There arises a stage in everyone’s life when all is gone and the future seems depressing. We always look for a godlike intervention that would help us in our hard times and push us towards the precise path. In my case, this godlike intervention came in the form of an inspiration when I came across these incredible movies that make me look at life in a different way:



  1. Life is Beautiful

a6Life is beautiful is an inspirational story about a father and his son in a Nazi concentration camp. It is a story of courage and faith. The spirit shown by the father, trying to make life beautiful for his little boy living in a hostile environment is remarkable and truly heart-breaking. He uses humor to shield his young son from the grim realities of war by convincing him that their time in the concentration camp is just a game.



  1. Death Poet Society

a5One of the best inspirational movies ever made but also one of my personal favorites.

The movie, starring Robin Williams, in one of his finest role as John Keating, an English teacher who encourages his students to break free from the rules and norms, go against the status quo and live defiantly.



  1. Schindler’s List.

a4Schindler’s list is a very powerful holocaust movie about a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler, who saves his Jewish employees from being prosecuted and taken into death camps. Directed by Spielberg, the movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed.



  1. The Pursuit of Happiness.

a3A simple, sentimental, inspiring movie about a broken father who tries to take care of his son after his wife leaves him when he loses all his money in a product he invested.



  1. 127 Hours.

a2  127 Hours is a thriller movie about Aron Ralston, who gets trapped in a crevice in the wilds of Utah for 5 days, with limited food and water, he takes drastic steps to survive, to see his family again. His story is a vivacious drama that offers a positive moral for survival against all the odds.




  1. Rocky.

a1  Rocky tells the story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American, who gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The movie is an inspiration for all, it’s about a downtrodden man, finding the drive to become something more and that no matter what, there’s always a chance in life, as it shows that nothing can be achieved without hardworking and sacrifices.



Academy Awards 2017 – Winner List and a short analysis

Academy Awards 2017 – Winner List and a short analysis

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The Academy Awards 2017 have been given away…Here are the winners !

IT WAS ‘MOONLIGHT’ in ‘LA LA LAND’

Ironic, it was that Moonlight did flow in the La La Land literally, as the title of my last article said…and most of the Scriptors’ Predictions were true as well.

The best motion picture was Moonlight

The best motion picture was Moonlight

Seems like Meryl Streep’s elaborate speech on ‘Cinema beyond boundaries’ made at the Golden Globe earlier this year has made a lasting impression on the, ‘Hollywood, Foreigners and the Press’. This year Academy tried to break free and give away some of the most amazing Oscars in the history of Oscars.

The United Colors of Cinema

There was a time in Hollywood, that men and women of color were seldom seen on the stage receiving Awards. The times have changed. The are no more the ‘Hidden Figures’, The ‘Fences’ have been broken and talent shines like, ‘Moonlight’.

While I was watching Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences this year I was amazed at the movies that I watched, There was something common about the three. All the three talked about the men and women of color, their stories were incredible, their journeys were breath-taking. Once called as the ‘Black Movies’, now renamed as ‘Best Movies’.

Men and women of color have seen some tough times in the International Political History, and movies are the documentation of those hardships. I distinctly recall a scene in the movie Hidden Figures, where our dear intelligent computer and a lady has to run yards just to use a washroom, says so much about the hard times that the people of color have seen in the past. Things have changed for good and we love it. Congratulations to all the men and women of color who won, and who couldn’t.

Cinema : World Peace V/S Politics

We love Iranian, films. We all really do. But in a country where politically Iranians are ‘Not Welcome’, academy chose to award a film from the pack of best foreign films, an amazing motion picture from Iran. ‘The Salesman’, directed by Oscar Nominated, Writer, Producer and Director Asghar Farhadi was a pleasant surprise and a slap on the face of politicians who are drawing lines on maps with blood of Humanity. Applause.

Lights, Camera and La La Land

‘La la land’ was nominated for 14 Oscars this year, which is the count for highest number of Oscar nominations by a film. La La Land ruled the Awards and got 6 out of the 14 awards. Emma Stone went on to win an Oscar for her amazing performance as Mia. The Director Damian Chazelle went on to become the youngest director in the history of Academy awards to win the trophy of the best director. Also La La Land was honoured for its amazing music, production design and its cinematography and thus became the movie that took most of the Oscars this year.

Moonlight all around

Moonlight, a heart ripping tale of ‘Chiron’ was one of the best movies that I had watched this year. It was amazing to watch a movie where I embody soul of a character of the movie I was watching. This year giving away the award to the best film was like a blockbuster movie ending. La la land was announced best film already, speeches of acceptance were given and then suddenly the pre climax ended and climax shocked and surprised us, pleasantly ofcourse. Confusion was cleared and ‘Moonlight’ won the Best Motion Picture for 89th Academy awards. Maheshala Ali won for his performance as Juan and Moonlight also took the award for the best adapted screenplay.

Jimmy Kimmel

You love him or you hate him. You cannot ignore him. It was fun to see him host this show with his sassy wits. Real fun.

Here is a list of winners.

BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight” ( WINNER )
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington in “Fences”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”
Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Viola Davis in “Fences” (WINNER)
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia” (WINNER)
CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Arrival”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
COSTUME DESIGN
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (WINNER)
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”
“Fantastic
DIRECTING
“Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve
“Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson
“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle (WINNER)
“Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan
“Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America” (WINNER)
“13th”
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Extremis”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets” (WINNER)
FILM EDITING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“The Salesman” (WINNER)
“Tanna”
“Toni Erdmann”
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad” (WINNER)
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Jackie”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land” (WINNER)
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Passengers”
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper” (WINNER)
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Ennemis Intérieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing” (WINNER)
“Timecode”
SOUND EDITING
“Arrival” (WINNER)
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”
SOUND MIXING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“La La Land”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”
VISUAL EFFECTS
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“The Jungle Book” (WINNER)
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“Arrival”
“Fences
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
“20th Century Women”
‘MOONLIGHT’ in ‘LA LA LAND’ – Two movies about the journey, we call life

‘MOONLIGHT’ in ‘LA LA LAND’ – Two movies about the journey, we call life

Yohaann Bhaargava
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This year was an incredible year in terms of the variety of movies that we got to witness. Two movies sank deep inside my heart, I smiled, I laughed, I cried while I watched these two amazing movies. Both were similar and different to each other, in many ways. These two films are my recommendations to those who have not yet watched them. I am also quoting these movies, with a desire in my heart, that if in life I ever am able to make a movie, it would be either as poignant and relevant as Moonlight or as dreamy and musical as La la land…

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS ‘MOONLIGHT’ ?

Life is to live, and we have only one life to live...

At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you are going to be !

Moonlight is about the journey that we call life. Moonlight teaches you effortlessly the art of living. After watching Moonlight I could not leave the life and world of Chiron for several days, I was kind of lost in his world and translating his journey and drawing parallels to my life and to the people that I know or I wish to know. This is one of those movies that will make you step out of your shoes and slip into the shoes of empathy.  ‘Little’ do we know about the outcomes of our decisions when we take them, in whatever stage of life we are in.

"Running around, catching a lot of light". "In moonlight, black boys look blue". "You're blue". "That's what I'm gonna call you: 'Blue'."

“Running around, catching a lot of light”. “In moonlight, black boys look blue”. “You’re blue”. “That’s what I’m gonna call you: ‘Blue’.”

Chiron’s journey starts as a bullied kid, who is lost and drowned in his own life. On one hand he has a mother who is in the clutches of substance abuse and is unable to nurture and safeguard her tormented child. He has no father to look up to. Ironically he finds a father figure who he looks upto, in the drug lord, Juan who is the evidently the prime cause of her mother’s abuse. Initially it is confusing for him to decide between the right and the wrong. He slowly gains perspective. The relationship that he develops with Juan makes him a stronger person, he starts to see the world with a whole new perspective and contemplates the choices he has to make to live the kind of life that would make him happy. He eventually sees the whole world, his mother shatter in front of his young eyes. Chiron/Little survives.

Years down the line ‘Chiron’ again is caught up in a struggle of his life, this time its his sexuality. In a Man’s world, what does it take to be a man? Is being a man all about who you are doing? Tagged with the word ‘Faggot’ in his childhood, a word that Chiron didnt know what it meant back then, now has to find a meaning to it and make peace with his sexuality. Chiron in chapter two discovers what it means to be a ‘Faggot’ in the most painful possible manner. He finds tenderness and love in the only friend that he has had since his childhood. The relationship makes him a notch stronger and he moves on, to find what he wants to do with his life.

Chiron grows up. Now he is no more the feeble kid bullied by the kids around him, Now he has moved past the pain of having a crack addict mother. He is all buffed up now, strong and powerful, but caught in the fangs of the drug peddling business. He walks the same dark and dingy lanes that once he wanted to escape. Has he made the right choices? If yes then why is he still lonely? Why is his mind still not at peace…You cannot find all the answers at once…Life teaches you as and when you live it. All you have to do is live. If you are in the water, you have to swim…!

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I’m me man. I ain’t trying to be nothing else.

Moonlight has a soul stirring story to tell, it has a premise that we all have been in at some point of time in our lives. Your issues may have been different, your struggles would have been different, we all have embodied Chiron in our lives. We all have fought our loneliness with music of silence at some point of time in our lives.

LA LA LAND…MAGIC & THE SOUND OF MUSIC !

I want to let you know you're looking at a new man. A man who's happy to be here.

I want to let you know you’re looking at a new man. A man who’s happy to be here.

I have watched La La Land thrice already, and everytime the movie starts, with Music originating from blaring sirens from cars in a traffic jam, I think of my present condition instantly. My life is like that traffic jam, that you see in the opening sequence of the movie, its noisy and disturbing, but isnt it my own duty to make music in my life. La la land makes me think over my life ideologies again and again. It makes me ask myself a question – whose duty is it to bring happiness in my life? and with La la land, I get the answer in the simplest possible manner. Its no one else’s duty to make me happy but my own. I should be living life to do things that make me happy, and its my job and my duty towards me.

People love what other people are passionate about.

People love what other people are passionate about.

‘All the world is a stage’, the phrase may sound very Shakespearean, but holds as much meaning in our lives even in days today. We are here to play our parts, and it really matters how we play our parts. How we act in life also makes an impact on the lives of those who are a part of our lives, or are supporting our act. I have spent all my life thinking that life is a old fashioned musical which has a story to tell, my story.  The decisions that we take, the choices that we make, define our destiny. Both Mia and Sebastian are born from struggles of their lives, its so inspiring to see them singing through their struggles and hardships.

La la land transports me to the magical place where everything is musical, every frame is painted with bright colors of hope. Every moment is a moment of destiny. Everything is there for a reason. It makes me feel that everything that has happened to me in my lifetime is there because it was meant to be. Even pain is indispensable, its worth a million smiles. It holds value in life as much as happiness is important.

You can knock it off your bucket list.

You can knock it off your bucket list.

Yes, La la land, made me revisit my bucket list. A lot of things still remain on my list that have to be crossed off before I exit this stage we live on. I have to start fresh to finish my errands. You must also try and make one if you have not still made one for yourself. It can be a list of wishes as simple as a kiss, or an elaborate one like, to write a song for a musical. It can be a naughty wish or a divine one. Its very important to wish and keep wishing for yourself and for people that matter to you. Wishes keep you alive. One life to live.

P.S. : Please get soundtracks of La La Land and Moonlight and sync them into your ipods and phones. These two movies have music that will inspire you for your lifetime.

 

 

 

 

The 89th Academy Awards- Predicting the Winners

The 89th Academy Awards- Predicting the Winners

Sidharth Sharma

Sidharth Sharma

Movie buff by passion, a medical student by profession. Got stuck with Cadavers instead of Cameras
Sidharth Sharma

Lights, Camera, Action! The stage is set and the countdown has begun. With just a few days left for the most coveted award ceremony to be held at the Dolby Theatre, the anticipation seems to be at its peak. So we, at Scriptors, decided to come out with our own list of expected winners. Read more to find out:


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BEST PICTURE

The nominations for the best picture are:

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight
1OUR PREDICTION

The three magical words making its way in almost all the award functions this year- Damien Chazelle’s audacious musical romance ‘La La Land’ should perhaps emerge as the winner in the ‘Best Picture’ category. With a whooping 14 nominations, La La Land seems to be the strongest contender at the Oscars this year. After bagging the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and the Critic’s Choice Award, ‘La La Land’ has its eyes all set on the golden Oscar Statuette. But things might not be as easy as it seems to be. La La Land is receiving stiff competition from Ted Melfi’s ‘Hidden Figures’ (which received the SAG-Best Ensemble) and Barry Jenkin’s ‘Moonlight’ (which received the Golden Globe- Best drama).

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Expected Winner: La La Land

Challengers: Hidden Figures and Moonlight


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 BEST ACTOR

The nominations for the best actor are:

  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Denzel Washington (Fences)
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
  • Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

2Our prediction

Anyone who has watched ‘Manchester by the Sea’ would agree that Casey Affleck’s portrayal of Lee Chandler was inarguably the performance of the year. And with the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and the Critic’s Choice award in his kitty, the possibility of Affleck winning the Oscar seems to be very high. But the recent sexual harassment suit might somewhat affect the judgement. Also the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards might prove to be a game-changer. With Denzel Washington bagging the SAG awards for his outstanding performance in ‘Fences’, there is now a neck-to-neck competition between the two. Ofcourse, the Oscars are not based on the Golden Globe, the BAFTA or the SAG. But there is generally some overlap between the jury of the SAG and the Academy Awards. So, Denzel Washington might just emerge victorious this time! Also, there is Ryan Gosling competing for the best actor award for his film ‘La La Land’. He might not have won any major award till now but given the hype surrounding ‘La La Land’, I would not be surprised if he gets lucky this time!

mbts_27111Expected Winner: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Closest Challenger: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Other Challenger: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)


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BEST ACTRESS

The nominations for the best actress are:

  • Emma Stone (La La Land)
  • Natalie Portman (Jackie)
  • Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
  • Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
  • Ruth Negga (Loving)

3Our prediction

Emma Stone has been bagging almost all the awards for her bitter-sweet, love-affirming performance in ‘La La Land’. There has been a lot of appreciation from the Academy that what she made look effortless, demanded real talent and precision. Does it mean that she should start preparing her acceptance speech well in advance? Well, not exactly. Her closest challenger, Natalie Portman’s searing anguish in ‘Jackie’ makes her the biggest threat for Stone (Portman was the Critic’s Choice this year). Also giving stiff competition to Stone is Isabelle Huppert, who won the Golden Globe- Best Actress (Drama) for her dark, morally murky role in ‘Elle’. Ruth Negga’s commendable performance in ‘Loving’ might not have won her any award but that doesn’t mean that she is totally out the race for the Oscar.

maxresdefaultExpected Winner: Emma Stone (La La Land)

Closest Challenger: Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Other Challenger: Isabelle Huppert (Elle)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

The nominations for the best supporting actor are:

  • Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
  • Dev Patel (Lion)
  • Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
  • Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

4Our prediction

With a strong screen presence, Mahershala Ali infuses life into the character of Juan in the movie ‘Moonlight’ and he totally deserves to win the golden statuette. His SAG and Critics Choice win only strengthens his chances of winning the Oscar. His closest competitor, Dev Patel delivers a riveting performance in ‘Lion’ and could pose a threat to Ali’s Oscar dream. Among the other challengers, Michael Shannon was phenomenal but his chances of lifting the trophy are quite feeble.

moonlight1Expected Winner: Mahershala Ali

Closest Challenger: Dev Patel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


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The nominations for the best supporting actress are:

  • Viola Davis (Fences)
  • Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion)
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

5Our prediction:

Viola Davis must have been tired of receiving awards for her pathbreaking performance in ‘Fences’, but we guess the trend will continue this time as well! Her portrayal of Rose Maxson has garnered her huge critical acclaim and we are pretty sure that she is going to bag the golden statue as well. Other challengers in this category include Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea).

ht_viola_davis_fences_jef_160927_12x5_1600Expected Winner: Viola Davis (Fences)

Other Challengers: Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)


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BEST DIRECTOR

The nominations for best director are:

  • Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
  • Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

6Our prediction

The strongest contenders for the best director category would undoubtedly be Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins. Damien Chazelle’s visual storytelling prowess, the simplicity and beauty of the narrative and the grounded emotional moments make him worthy of the best director award. But hold on. Barry Jenkins’ rich and restrained direction in ‘Moonlight’ might pose huge threat to Chazelle. If Damien Chazelle wins this award, he would become the youngest recipient of this award ever!

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Expected Winner: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Closest Challenger: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Other Challenger: Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

 

P.S: This article is just a prediction. Actual results may vary considerably.


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6 Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

6 Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

Uddipta Baruah

Uddipta Baruah

An upcoming lawyer. An apathetic underachiever. Caught up in the ideal of quixotic rather than reality.
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Everybody loves a great movie with a great story, action and a superb ending. But is it really satisfactory? Isn’t it exciting that every once in a while a movie comes alongside that completely twists up your intellect? You may be confused, you may be annoyed or, utterly enthralled but nevertheless, you get the excitement to watch the flick again just so you can fully grasp it.

These 6 movies are the impeccable examples of films that you may have got an idea of when you first watched but never understood it.



  1. Fight Club.

q1One of my favourite movies and certainly needs to be re-watched. This movie portrays Ed Norton as an insomniac, desk worker who befriends a charismatic, intellectual, fighting artist. But once we get to know the truth about his friend, we certainly need to rewind the movie again as to where it all started to go wrong for Norton. This movie offers a great performance, an enthralling story and is an overall classic.



  1. Shutter Island

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Shutter Island is a neo-noir psychological thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. A sensational movie with flair, done with flawless direction as it portrays DiCaprio as Edward Daniels, a US Marshall and Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule, his partner, who is sent to a psychiatric facility on a remote island to investigate about a missing patient. The movie is a deep puzzle and everything falls of the hook as we learn about the truth about Edward Daniels.

  1. Inception.

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Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, tries as hard as it can to lose the audience. The movie, starring DiCaprio, as Dominic Cobb and his team is hired to use their experimental technology to enter their targets dream. Although, the initial conception can make your brain twist, this film profoundly relies on the concept of dream within dreams and plays with the stream of time and leaves you guesstimating at the end.



  1. Birdman.

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Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as a former superhero, who’s now a washed up after trying to reclaim his former glory by writing, directing and starring in a Raymond Carver performance on Broadway. A high wire acting done by Keaton, while battling with himself, with unfathomable storyline, making the audience visualizes it is being taken in one shot.



  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

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The movie, directed by Stanley Kurbick, changed sci-fi movies forever. From the bold opening scenes of primeval man’s first encounter with unearthly intelligence, to the iconic final image of man reborn into some kind of ultra-evolved space infant, 2001 will forever stand as one of the most fascinating but baffling cinematic experiences. If you like sci-fi movies with depth grabbing stories, 2001: A Space Odyssey is required viewing.



  1. Primer

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One of the most engrossing and confusing time travels, sci-fi drama movies ever made. The movie reaches a whole new level of possibilities by having an almost documentary like theme. The movie develops into a baffling model of causality loops and overlapping timelines which no human brain can possibly hope to comprehend after a single view. Made with a budget of only $7000, Primer won the Grand Jury Prize.

6 Amazing Unscripted Movie Moments

6 Amazing Unscripted Movie Moments

Uddipta Baruah

Uddipta Baruah

An upcoming lawyer. An apathetic underachiever. Caught up in the ideal of quixotic rather than reality.
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Every movie starts with a script which the acting team follows throughout the entire shooting of the particular flick but, no movie makes it to its premiere without some changes in the particular script. It happens when actors go off the script and improvise during some particular scene, which is most remembered.

Occasionally the improved lines become immortalized as some of the most memorable in the history of cinema.

Here is the list of 6 unscripted movie moments which are fondly remembered:



  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

1Director – Steven Spielberg

One of the most iconic scenes in the movie, instead of trying to fight a large sword-wielding bad guy dressed all in black, he instead shoots him. Indiana Jones makes the smart move of bringing a gun to a swordfight; he pulls out his revolver and drops the swordsman with a single shot.

The original script had called for a lengthy fight sequence but the night before Ford got a severe case of food poisoning and didn’t have the energy to film the fight scene. After a discussion with director Steven Spielberg, the scene was changed and became an iconic part of Indiana Jones.



  1. The Dark Knight (2008)

2Director – Christopher Nolan

Heath Ledger’s Joker was the most loved character in movie history. The Joker is the most iconic villain on screen, adding anarchy and dark humor, making him the most memorable villain in the big screen.

After finding himself in police custody, arrested by Jim Gordon, Joker witnesses Gordon’s promotion to the rank of Commissioner.

As the officers in the room applaud their colleague’s promotion announcement, Joker begins, unscripted, the mocking expressionless clapping which grabs the attention of all, including Nolan, who lets the film roll and setting the camera towards him and asking everyone to continue acting. It was a brilliant improvisation as no one in the room expected it, giving it a chilly moment and the true reactions of the surprised co-actors.



  1. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

3Director – Farrelly Brothers

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels came out with lots of comical gags and memorable exchanges as the lead actors.

In a scene where the hitman Joe Mentalino (Mike Starr) hitches a ride with them, he discovers how the pair entertained themselves. This scene went completely off script without any warning given to the actors when Lloyd (Carrey) asks Harry (Daniels) if he wanted to hear the most annoying sound in the world. Even hitman Joe Mentalino’s (Mike Starr) bursting in a fit of anger reaction to this scene was unscripted, which makes the scene that much funnier.



  1. The Dark Knight (2008)

4Director – Christopher Nolan

The most fondly remembered scene in the movie where the Joker is seen fidgeting with the remote clicker before the explosion. Originally, the Joker (Heath Ledger) was supposed to walk down the street while the explosion at the hospital began. However, as the explosion was delayed due to some technical errors, Ledger stopped walking during the pause and in a moment of improvisation began fidgeting with the remote detonator in a very Joker-esque manner saving the scene and also bringing in a dark and funny matter in it.

  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

5Director – Steven Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan was a refined cutting edge war movie and one of the most fondly remembered conversations between; Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) and Private Ryan (Matt Damon) swapping stories about what it was like back home for them both.

The story Damon tells about his brothers and the barn was made up entirely by him during filming and was non-scripted, making the laughter and smile of both the actors genuine and real, reaching to the audiences and making them believe the story. It made the audiences feel passionate to know what it was like to be a war-battered soldier who missed his home and family.

None of the story was part of the original script.



  1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

6Director – Irvin Kershner

When the heroes of Star Wars are captured in the final act of The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo is captured by Boba Fett, a bounty hunter, who plans to freeze Solo and carbonate him. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) reveals her love for Solo and the script called for Leia to say “I love you” to which Solo was supposed to respond with “I love you too”. But the director asked Ford to response in a way his smuggler-turned-hero character should. Ford decided that Solo wouldn’t say something like that and instead, changed the line to simply “I know.”

What Ford came up with captured the smugglers character flawlessly and offered a line no fans of Star Wars will ever stop thinking about.