The pianist
(DVD)

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[Universal City, Calif.] : Focus Features, [2006]., [Universal City, Calif.] :
Edition
Widescreen (1.85:first aspect ratio).
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating
MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult Audio/Video (1st floor)  1 available
DVD-R PIA

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Format
DVD
Language
English
ISBN
9781417020058, 1417020059
UPC
025193088529

Notes

General Note
"A France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction."
General Note
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard.
Participants/Performers
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard.
Participants/Performers
Piano solos performed by Janusz Olenjniczak ; music performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
System Details
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language
English or French soundtracks; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Polanski, R., Benmussa, R., Sarde, A., Harwood, R., Kilar, W., Brody, A., Kretschmann, T., Finlay, F., Lipman, M., Fox, E., Stoppard, E., & Szpilman, W. (2006). The pianist (Widescreen (1.85:first aspect ratio).). Focus Features.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roman. Polanski et al.. 2006. The Pianist. [Universal City, Calif.]: Focus Features.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roman. Polanski et al.. The Pianist [Universal City, Calif.]: Focus Features, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Polanski, Roman., et al. The Pianist Widescreen (1.85:first aspect ratio)., Focus Features, 2006.

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