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The Resource The pianist, a film ; France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Studio Canal+ [and others] ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)

The pianist, a film ; France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Studio Canal+ [and others] ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)

Label
The pianist
Title
The pianist
Statement of responsibility
a film ; France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Studio Canal+ [and others] ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; directed by Roman Polanski
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
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Composer
Director
Distributor
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman; editor, Herve de Luze; music by Wojciech Kilar; piano solos performed by Janusz Olejniczak
Language note
  • English, Spanish and French soundtracks; subtitles in Spanish and French
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1934-
  • 1962-
  • 1926-2016
  • 1974-
  • 1952-
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
  • Kilar, Wojciech
  • Olejniczak, Janusz
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • R.P. Productions
  • Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland)
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • Runteam Ltd
  • Studio Canal+
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Focus Features
Runtime
150
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish musicians
  • Pianists
Target audience
preschool
Technique
live action
Label
The pianist, a film ; France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Studio Canal+ [and others] ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • 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 Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano
  • Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2002
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
Full screen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9780783292656
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192363122
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(PU)3437499
System details
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pianist, a film ; France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Studio Canal+ [and others] ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • 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 Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano
  • Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2002
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
Full screen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9780783292656
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192363122
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(PU)3437499
System details
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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