Personally, I hightailed it out of the theater the second the lights came on because not only was my face a mess from crying during the film (Tammy Faye comes to mind) but I had this overwhelming need for an emotional release, so when I reached my car I sat and wept for about five minutes.It has been years since I have watched a film that upset me to that extent.This was one of the few times I have seen a film at a theater where not one person stood to leave during the final credits.It wasn't until the house lights came up at the end did people begin to disperse.This release, in the year of Nyman’s 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The… What’s more, you can VOTE to choose the program she will play on the night!
The Pianist is the true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman, at the time Poland's most acclaimed pianist whose life is transformed during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw beginning in 1939.
Not having the same appreciation for this musical genre, one will be able to sympathize with the physical and emotional tribulations, but perhaps not in the musical sense. I was riveted from start to finish and so emotionally affected that I couldn't even consider writing a review until a week later.
Valentina Lisitsa explores the glorious music of cinema’s unparalleled golden era, looking back to the cinematic glory days of the big screen, performing the finest piano concerto music composed especially for film.
However similar the subject matter, the approach is different.
While Schindler's List was filmed in a beautiful, crisp black and white that offered many incredible images, The Pianist was filmed with almost muted color.