Analysis of the Pianist

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-Use of light:
Gray is an important color in the movie: most of the movie is in gray •The movie started with showing some colorful scene, as the story progress, the dominant color become gray. •First sign of light and hope when the Nazis prepare to leave Warsaw shown by the first glimmer of sunlight •Same symbol in the scene that Szpilman plays for the German commander: light shining on the piano and the pianist, both representing hope

-Put us into the protagonist’s perspective:
Lack of close-up of what Szpilman is looking at, for instance from the window • In one scene, a bomb explodes nearby, and on the soundtrack we hear a high- pitched whistling that simulates what Szpilman is hearing. Polanski puts us into Szpilman's room, then puts us into his head. -Use of light:

Gray is an important color in the movie: most of the movie is in gray •The movie started with showing some colorful scene, as the story progress, the dominant color become gray. •First sign of light and hope when the Nazis prepare to leave Warsaw shown by the first glimmer of sunlight •Same symbol in the scene that Szpilman plays for the German commander: light shining on the piano and the pianist, both representing hope

-Put us into the protagonist’s perspective:
Lack of close-up of what Szpilman is looking at, for instance from the window • In one scene, a bomb explodes nearby, and on the soundtrack we hear a high- pitched whistling that simulates what Szpilman is hearing. Polanski puts us into Szpilman's room, then puts us into his head.

Characters:
Wladyslaw Szpilman: a famous pianist.
-He is very lucky: he survived holocaust and did not suffer too much from it. -Example of his luckiness:
•When he was in the Jewish ghetto, his family didn’t die from starvation because he found a job. •He escaped from the concentration camp
He found people who are willing to help him and hide him •He met Captain Hosenfeld
Characters:
Wladyslaw Szpilman: a famous pianist.
-He is very lucky: he survived holocaust and did not suffer too much from it. -Example of his luckiness:
•When he was in the Jewish ghetto, his family didn’t die from starvation because he found a job. •He escaped from the concentration camp
He found people who are willing to help him and hide him •He met Captain Hosenfeld

Captain Wilm Hosenfeld: a German commander
-person that actually makes the whole story special
-Indeed, from the start of the movie until almost the end, the Germans were pictured as cruel and heartless monsters that kill and treat the Jews if they were animals. - Hosenfeld is the first German to show some human feelings toward a Jew. He is touched by Szpilman’s talent and passion and take risks to help him survive. - He is a symbolic character because he is a Nazi that is capable of compassion. -It is telling us war is not completely black or white. People are not entirely good or bad.

Captain Wilm Hosenfeld: a German commander
-person that actually makes the whole story special
-Indeed, from the start of the movie until almost the end, the Germans were pictured as cruel and heartless monsters that kill and treat the Jews if they were animals. - Hosenfeld is the first German to show some human feelings toward a Jew. He is touched by Szpilman’s talent and passion and take risks to help him survive. - He is a symbolic character because he is a Nazi that is capable of compassion. -It is telling us war is not completely black or white. People are not entirely good or bad.

World War II: from 1939 to 194
-The triggering event of the Second World War: the invasion of Poland by Germany The progression of the anti-Semitic actions in Poland:
-banishment of many Jews from going into different shops -Compulsion of the Jews to wear the Star of David
-The ghetto and the concentration camps
Music history:
-all the pieces that Wladyslaw plays are composed by Chopin World War II: from 1939 to 194...
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