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The Resource The pianist, Studio Canal ; a Roman Polanski film ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd, (DVD videorecording)

The pianist, Studio Canal ; a Roman Polanski film ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The pianist
Title
The pianist
Statement of responsibility
Studio Canal ; a Roman Polanski film ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Instrumentalist
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • 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 Award winner, 2003: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Adrien Brody) ; Best Director (Roman Polanski) ; Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Ronald Harwood)
  • 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
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: R; for violence and brief strong language
  • Board of Film Censors, Singapore: R, for violence and brief strong language
Language note
English or French soundtracks; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
  • Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard
  • 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-
  • 1952-
  • 1935-
  • 1958-
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
  • Kilar, Wojciech
  • Olejniczak, Janusz
  • Strugała, Tadeusz
  • Edelman, Pawel
  • Luze, Hervé de
  • Sheppard, Anna
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Studio Canal
  • R.P. Productions
  • Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland)
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • Runteam Ltd
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Focus Features
Runtime
150
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  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish musicians
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The pianist, Studio Canal ; a Roman Polanski film ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9781417020058
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193088529
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
30885
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pianist, Studio Canal ; a Roman Polanski film ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9781417020058
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193088529
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
30885
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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