The Academy has released a new video amid at encouraging people to stay positive and hopeful during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The motivational video shared on Wednesday, features many renowned Hollywood actors, including late Irrfan Khan.
The video is a montage of exciting moments from popular films including Her, The Shawshank Redemption, Captain Marvel, The Martian, Parasite, Interstellar and Black Panther, Cast Away, Gladiator, Rocky among others.
The Academy’s Twitter handle shared the video with a caption saying, “A celebration of hope – through the lens of movies we love (sic).”
A celebration of hope—through the lens of movies we love. pic.twitter.com/EYZ5FPvHdl— The Academy (@TheAcademy) July 29, 2020
The montage video describes the struggles of current times with the help of famous scenes from some of the biggest films of all time.
The video features Al Pacino from The Scent of Woman, talking about ‘containing the spirit’ in his iconic courtroom scene.
A clip from Children of Men sounds as a voiceover talks about people being out of work and scared of losing their jobs.
Matt Damon tells people to take back control of the situation. “Get busy living or get busy dying”, says Tim Robbins in a scene from The Shawshank Redemption.
Video also contains a clip of Cast Away, as well as Rocky Balboa’s encouraging words. There you may find many bits from the Academy awards winning movies all squeezed in perfectly to tell a motivational tale.
The video concludes with Irrfan’s scene from Life of Pi, where Irrfan can be seen telling an interviewer, “Well, that’s up to you,” when asked if his story has a happy ending.
Upon seeing late Irrfan Khan in the video has made his fans worldwide emotional.
This is just brilliant, especially the ending which seems to be a subtle tribute to the late Irrfan Khan ❤️❤️❤️— Beyond The Curve International Film Festival (@BCIFF2020) July 29, 2020