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The Pianist

Discuss Wladek's life in the ghetto.

Wladek's life changes intensely with the move to the Ghetto. His family and he are forced to live life in a reality that had not been seen before. He and his brother, Henryk, are discharged with...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2012 10:25 am UTC

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The Pianist

In reviewing the film The Pianist, critic Roger Ebert compared the film's director, Roman Polanski, with the film's...

In his January 2003 review of Roman Polanski’s film The Piano, Roger Ebert emphasized the relationship of the director to his subject. Based upon his 1946 memoir of surviving the Holocaust purely...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2013 1:32 am UTC

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How does the setting of The Pianist contribute to the plot?

The Pianist is the name of the memoirs of Władysław Szpilman, which were first published in 1946 in the Polish language, but not until 1999 in the English language. It follows the life of Władysław...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020 10:12 am UTC

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The Pianist

What was unusual about the Warsaw uprising?

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the largest revolt of Jews during World War II. It was less than a thousand Jewish fighters of two underground groups, Jewish Combat Group and Jewish Military Union,...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 11:08 am UTC

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