Wednesday, March 05, 2003

The Pianist

I saw The The Pianist a couple of days ago, and I was floored. I didn't know much about it going in, which was good, and spared me any speculation about Roman Polanski's handling of the material (I haven't been much of a fan of his in the past). A heavy film, to be sure, but a film that is great for both craft and message. The film's depiction of life in Warsaw's Jewish ghetto in World War II was sobering, moving, and shaded with the many dimensions humanity expresses in such desparate times. After seeing it, I stopped in a nearby supermarket, and bought a single french roll from the bakery section, and savored that bread quite a bit. This film is powerful. See it.


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