Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Unbelievably Heavy Movie

The other night I watched a movie called 'The Pianist', with Adrian Brody that was directed by Roman Polanski. This was a movie from 2003, and as you can probably guess I'm a bit behind in my movie viewing. This was a true story of pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman's survival in the ghetto in war torn Poland during World War II. This movie was so devastatingly hard to watch. The graphic nature of the horrific accounts that took place against the jewish people was unbearable to watch. I wondered why? I had allowed myself or was even driven to view this movie, but in the end it was Adrian Brody's tremendously talented acting and as far as I was concerned he was Wladyslaw Szpilman. This man went through so much and his story of survival is truly mind boggling. It is even hard for me to put into words what I am trying to express regarding my feelings about this movie and the emotions that were brought to the surface. I cried my eyes out and wanted several times to turn off the dvd player. Through all the pain and suffering this man went through he survived and actually went on and actually thrived in life. This movie did give hope where there was none and through his trials Szpilman's love of his beloved piano is what saved his life and saved his soul. He unexpectedly had the help of a sympathetic German Officer, but in the end he survived of his own accord. Wow! enough about that but a truly remarkable story.....bless you Wladyslaw Szpilman may your soul play the piano eternally............

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