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The Resource The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)

The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)

Label
The pianist
Title
The pianist
Statement of responsibility
a Roman Polanski film ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
Awards note
Academy Awards for Best Actor (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Roman Polanski), and Best Screenplay (Ronald Harwood) for 2002. Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2002.
Cataloging source
IAI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language
Language note
English or French soundtracks; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
  • Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emlia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer
  • Piano solos performed by Janusz Olenjniczak ; music performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1934-
  • 1962-
  • 1926-2016
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Benmussa, Robert
  • Sarde, Alain
  • Harwood, Ronald
  • Brody, Adrien
  • Kretschmann, Thomas
  • Finlay, Frank
  • Lipman, Maureen
  • Fox, Emilia
  • Stoppard, Ed
  • Rayner, Julia
  • Meyer, Jessica Kate
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • R.P. Productions
  • Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland)
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • Runteam Ltd
  • Studio Canal+
  • Focus Features
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
150
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish musicians
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction."
  • Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Władysław Szpilman playing the piano
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm71815498
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9781417020058
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193088529
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
30885
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71815498
  • a815510
System details
DVD; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • "A France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction."
  • Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Władysław Szpilman playing the piano
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm71815498
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9781417020058
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193088529
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
30885
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71815498
  • a815510
System details
DVD; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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