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Roman Polanski agrees to return to the US if he's guaranteed no jail time

Meryl Streep and Lena Dunham are no doubt ecstatic about this development.

From Yahoo: 39 years after fleeing the US in the face of rape charges, Roman Polanski has at last agreed to return, but with one somewhat unbelievable caveat. 274 more words


The Best Non-Best Pictures

Taking a break from the book covers to re-post this from our family blog for Hollywood’s biggest night.

Tonight’s the big night: the Oscars. But I dedicate this final post of the 2017 Oscar season to the bridesmaids who could never be the bride. 560 more words


The pianist

Timid notes tinkle,

clouds are heaving;

we listen and wait.

Charles Elffers

The Pianist (2002)

2016 #175
Roman Polanski | 143 mins | streaming (HD) | 1.85:1 | France, Poland, Germany & UK / English, German & Russian | 15 / R…
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Great Films I'm Watching For The First Time: November

The Pianist (2002)

From one Holocaust movie, straight to another. This one is based on the real-life experiences of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Jewish pianist who is caught in Warsaw when the Nazis invade in 1939; the film follows his struggle to survive, first in the Jewish ghetto, then on the outside after he manages to escape. 644 more words

Film Reviews

The Pianist: A Concert Catastrophe At The York Theatre October 25 – November 6

One hears the term ‘pianist’ and you may think classical music, some tinkling of the ivories, well this is no ordinary piano performance. The Pianist… 179 more words

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The Pianist (2002)

Roman Polanski directs the harrowing story of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish pianist and Jew who survived the horrors of the holocaust in World War II. 131 more words