Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Watched The Pianist (2002 Film)

 I remember when this movie made a lot of buzz at the Academy Awards back in 2003. I wasn't exactly into lesser-known but critically-acclaimed films back then, so for the longest time I thought the movie was mostly about music. Instead it's a chilling tale of the lives of Polish citizens during World War II.
 The movie is based on the auto-biography of Władysław Szpilman, a gifted pianist. His career on Polish radio is interrupted by invading German forces after they take the station off the air. Szpilman and his Jewish family remain optimistic that Poland (and later allies France and England) would fight back and win. After Germany occupies Poland, you truly see first hand how terrible the lives were of families like the Szpilmans.
 I think I might say it's the best movie that's hard to watch. The movie is so rich in history, but it's also about one of it's most evil parts. So it definitely puts you into a melancholic mood, and your heart truly mourns for Szpilman and the other Jewish citizens of Europe.
But I can say that it should be one of the most memorable films you could ever see. It's hard to forget a film that accurately displays history at it's worst. Adrien Brody plays a marvelous role as Szpilman, a man who's been through more turmoil than we could possibly dream. It's the first film to shake me up emotionally in years, and it's not a movie to overlook.

12 comments:

  1. Yeah... Not my kind of movie. I watch them to forget about the horrors of the real world.

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  2. i'm not in to war movies but i kind of like this one, it was kind of funny when he was walking around with the can ^_^

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  3. This is a wonderful movie, not completely watered down, yet emotionally strong solid movie. Classic.
    Unlike that racist crap movie "the help"

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  4. I vaguely remember watching this, and I remember finding it very depressing

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  5. It is a good movie, I haven't seen it in a long time though.

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  6. Brody is marvellous in most of his roles.

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  7. Anything about the Holocaust is too much for me to watch.

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  8. the pianist sounds funny, haha!

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  9. Wow! I too thought it was about music, thanks for setting me straight! I'm definetly gonna check this out!

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  10. Hmmm. I should be watching it then, I guess.

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  11. sounds like a complete & total downer. from your description, i'm comparing it to "schindler's list" or "life is beautiful".

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  12. This is one of my favourite films, very movingly giving a true account of one person's survival as a Polish Jew in nazi-occupied Warsaw. It is strong on historical detail, it contains horrible scenes but it is ultimately uplifting.I would recommend this film strongly.

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