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Flash Reviews: Non-Fiction (22nd September 2014)

The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman ****
1. The book is far more harrowing than the film.  Some of the scenes which Szpilman relates are grotesque, and really bring to life the horrors which surrounded him on a daily basis. 388 more words

The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw 1939-194

“Until The Pianist, I have never read a piece so moving that I had to bring it to the screen,” declared the award-winning movie director… 963 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Baby You Can Drive My Nysa

This morning we are in the hands of Adventure Warsaw to experience their “Off the Beaten Path” tour.  An our incredible journey starts in an original Polish van, the Nysa 522, symbol of Polish communist times. 1,036 more words


Adrien Brody leaps into TV with Houdini miniseries (with video)

Forget a baptism by fire — History’s two-part miniseries Houdini goes for a baptism by ice. In its first frames, we see Harry Houdini shackled on a mist-enshrouded bridge. 711 more words


The Pianist

Watched The Pianist last night for the first time and thought it was a great, although incredibly sad, film. The story follows Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Jewish Polish pianist, who manages to escape his fate of a concentration camp and goes into hiding. 40 more words

World War II Poland: A Look Back


“For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. 1,413 more words


-6: The Pianist

I freaking loved the way this man photographed. Too bad it was a one time thing. 

I’m dreading that I am finishing up I Love Dick… 127 more words