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
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He says: “It is a good deal. Isn’t it something that you Jews are good at?”
-He soon had to move to ran away from his apartment because the Germans started to burn all the residences in this area. He climbed over the wall separating the ghetto and the non-Jewish area and discovered that the ghetto had been completely deserted destroyed by bombardments.
- He tries to find food from one house to another until the day that he met a German captain, Wilm Hosenfeld who asked him about his job. Szpilman told him that he was a pianist and proved it by playing Chopin’s Ballad no.1 in G minor. Captain Hosenfeld was touched by his music and decided to hide him and give him food.- Finally, the Germans had to leave Warsaw because the Russians were coming. Captain Hosenfeld had asked the pianist’s name before he left and he told Szpilman that his name means pianist in German. -After the Russians liberated Poland, Szpilman went to find captain Hosenfeld has been captured by the soviet army, but he could not find him
-He soon had to move to ran away from his apartment because the Germans started to burn all the residences in this area. He climbed over the wall separating the ghetto and the non-Jewish area and discovered that the ghetto had been completely deserted destroyed by bombardments.
- He tries to find food from one house to another until the day that he met a German captain, Wilm Hosenfeld who asked him about

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