The lack of stars was widely blamed for condemning Kundun to box-office ignominy. Because it sticks to the available sources and pays lavish attention to the visual and musical aspects of Tibetan culture, it earns a respectable grade. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. You already recently rated this item. A dramatization of the life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: What the film doesn’t mention is that Tibet was invaded by a British expedition in , made a treaty with Britain two years later that prompted the war of with China, and allowed British agents to remain on its territory until the s.
Which would be a flimsy reason at the best of times, but a very odd one to give in , when India was still part of the British empire and independence was widely thought to be a very long way off. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Similar Items Related Subjects: Preview this item Preview this item. Advanced Search Find a Library. But the bigger problem – assuming that you’re interested enough to watch a film about 20th-century Tibetan history in the first place – is that the characters are unengaging and rather two-dimensional. You may have already requested this item.
Even the Dalai Lama himself is portrayed as serenely remote, whereas anyone who has seen him interviewed by Michael Palin knows that he is a warm and open person who enjoys watching TV and can’t stop giggling.
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Kundun: no giggles from this Dalai Lama
Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. China — Tibet Autonomous Region. Dalai lamas — Drama. Preview this item Preview this item. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Not India, they warn, as it is “a newly independent nation”.
The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Following the death of the 13th Dalai Lama, Tibetan monks search for his reincarnation. Sutbitles Items Related Subjects: Scorsese’s support for Tibetan independence is certainly a defensible political position, but his exclusion of any real sense of the Chinese case makes the events shown here rather baffling.
The E-mail message field is required. The answer to the question of how factually accurate it is, though, depends on whether your sympathies lie with the Tibetans or the Chinese. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Please verify that you are not a robot. Instead, it tells the story through a cast of exiled Tibetans. At any rate, the fact that Kundun inspired the new Guns N’Roses album, Chinese Democracy, should not prejudice you against it.
Period and historical films Martin Scorsese comment. This all fits the official story, though obviously the mystical aspects are the preserve of kudun belief rather than historical fact. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.
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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. The lack of stars was widely blamed for condemning Kundun to box-office ignominy.
Martin Scorsese Entertainment grade: Notwithstanding the occasional slip-up, Kundun is faithful to sith Dalai Lama’s own autobiography and the Tibetan version of events.
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Advanced Search Find a Library. Because it sticks to the available sources and pays lavish attention to the visual and musical aspects of Tibetan culture, it earns a respectable grade. Unlike Seven Years in Tibet – released around the same time, and starring the peroxided Brad Pitt as a Nazi fugitive who forms an unlikely friendship with the young Dalai Lama – Kundun does not provide western audiences with a cypher character.
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