11/07/2012

The Pianist


This is one of the most powerful scenes from my favorite movie of the last decade: The Pianist. Directed by Roman Polanski, the film follows a section of the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish piano player persecuted during the Second World War after his country was invaded by Germany. The scene recounts an encounter Szpilman had with a Nazi officer; it seems to have turned out favorably for him. The officer, affected by his inspired playing of Chopin (and other things, I suppose), fed and clothed Szpilman until the end of the war. 

It's going to say something like embedded disabled. Just click through to YouTube.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed it was a great movie.
BTW, the YouTube clip can not be viewed in the States; it says "due to copy rights reason."
ChoSan

Patrick Cowsill said...

We're on the same page in many ways, Chosan. But here's one for you. You're settling in at your favorite watering whole Friday evening. What beer do you go for, Tiger or Corona?

Anonymous said...

I only drink two kinds; Bud and Free.
ChoSan

Patrick Cowsill said...

"...and Free."

That's my favorite as well.

Patrick Cowsill said...

watering whole = watering hole, duh!

Anonymous said...

The Pianist(2002) is a great movie so is Piano(1993), I collect them all; as many as video rental store.
Honestly, I do not neither drink nor smoke. The two kinds of beer is copied from "The Millionaire Next Door."
Sorry about that.
How is the progress on your start up small business?
ChoSan

Patrick Cowsill said...

We're getting close.

Patrick Cowsill said...

We're open now. When will you come by?