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Omar Sharif Tribute: Funny Girl

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Omar Sharif

Part 4: FUNNY GIRL (1968)

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Part musical, part biopic, Funny Girl tells the story of pioneering stage performer/comedienne “Fanny Brice” (Barbra Streisand). The film chronicles Fanny’s early rise to fame, and romance with professional gambler “Nicky Arnstein” (Sharif).… read more.

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Omar Sharif Tribute: Monsieur Ibrahim

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Omar Sharif

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Part 5: MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (2003)

In 1960s working class Paris, Jewish adolescent “Moїse Schmidt” (Pierre Boulanger) is growing up a without a mother and a severely depressed, distant father (Gilbert Melki). When not chasing girls, Moise frequently shoplifts from the neighborhood grocery store, run by “Ibrahim Demirci” (Sharif), an elderly Turkish Muslim with whom Moise develops a bond.… read more.

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Richard Attenborough Tribute: Intro

THE LEGACY OF RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH:

A Tribute by Jarrod Emerson

Just over two years ago, on August 24, 2014, Sir Richard Attenborough passed away. A few days shy of his 91st birthday, he left behind an incredible cinematic legacy. I first became aware of Attenborough at the age of six watching him in Jurassic Park.read more.

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Richard Attenborough Tribute: Chaplin

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 8: CHAPLIN (1992)

Richard Attenborough entered the 1990s with another amazing biopic, this time profiling one of the silver screen’s early icons: the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Adapted from both Chaplin’s own autobiography and David Robinson’s book, Chaplin: His Life and His Art, the film chronicles Chaplin’s career—as well his personal highs and lows.read more.

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Richard Attenborough Tribute: Cry Freedom

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 7: CRY FREEDOM (1987)

Cry Freedom tells the powerful true story of black South African activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington). The founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, Biko was a fierce advocate for equal rights for the largely impoverished native South African population during the height of Apartheid.read more.

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Richard Attenborough Tribute: Gandhi

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 6: Gandhi (1982)

The opening scene of Gandhi begins with the civil rights activist’s assassination, before flashing back to a fateful incident aboard a South African train in 1893. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, despite holding a first-class ticket, is booted from the train, leading him to realize the laws are biased against non-whites.read more.

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