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Old 03-28-2003, 12:10 AM   #16
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Old 03-28-2003, 12:12 AM   #18
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The thing that I have issues with regarding The Pianist is that it was directed by a child molester who's fleed the United States so he wont be prosecuted for his crimes.

Honestly, I dont know how people can just let that go.
I have the same problem. I do want to see this movie very badly, but I absolutely refuse to pay for a theater ticket or rent the DVD when it comes out because part of the money would be going to that scumbag.
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I didn't see Schindler's List because of the death camps thing. The Pianist may indeed be very good, but I'm really worried about what my response will be. The parts I saw during the Oscars didn't look promising; the people walking through The Ghetto with their suitcases might even be a problem. Do any of the characters give any detailed descriptions of the camps? Maybe I should just skip it, like I did SL.
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I have the same problem. I do want to see this movie very badly, but I absolutely refuse to pay for a theater ticket or rent the DVD when it comes out because part of the money would be going to that scumbag.
I feel the exact same way. I would actually like to see the movie, but I wont.
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Memo to Martin Scorsese: For Oscar recipe, add holocaust to celluloid and stir...
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Spielberg did that too???
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Spielberg did that too???
Spielberg had sex with a minor, what???
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I have the same problem. I do want to see this movie very badly, but I absolutely refuse to pay for a theater ticket or rent the DVD when it comes out because part of the money would be going to that scumbag.
Ditto. I really want to see this. Partly because some of my grandparents and relatives were closely tied in to the resistance movement against the Nazis (one of my grandfathers was tortured by Nazis and died before I was born), and partly because I'm a pianist myself.

That said, I don't care how brilliant this movie is, Roman Polanski needs to grow a spine and face up to his disgusting crime.
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I'm so sorry about your grandfather Diemen

I know just how you feel Martha-I feel the same way about seeing it. Schlinder's List still haunts me. But it also forced me to remember always the horrific evil that was done. I am still haunted by a Holocaust film I saw in high school, which was a documentary w/ horrifying footage.

As for Polanski, well, I certainly don't condone in any way, shape, or form what he did, but apparently the voters were able to separate it. I heard the victim gave an interview to an LA paper in which she said he deserved to be recognized for this movie. I didn't read the interview, so I'm not sure about that.

She was also on Larry King, but I didn't see that either.
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OK, not to give too much away but its more about him avoiding Nazi capture than about actual pictures of the Holocaust. Yes, there are several scenes in the ghetto. But imagine it as more of a Harriet Tubman/underground railroad kind of film. More about being free from repression than about being repressed. Historically accurate but more hopeful than a Holocaust movie.
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OK, not to give too much away but its more about him avoiding Nazi capture than about actual pictures of the Holocaust. Yes, there are several scenes in the ghetto. But imagine it as more of a Harriet Tubman/underground railroad kind of film. More about being free from repression than about being repressed. Historically accurate but more hopeful than a Holocaust movie.
Thank you for the answer to my question!!!!!
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I had a black market DVD of it, but my XBOX DVD thinga ma bob would not play it...
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probably cos it's not very well advertised; i didn't know this.
I remember when it happened (cos I'm old). It was a huge news story at the time, and it's much worse than people even think. Polanski drugged a 13 year old girl who he was photographing and then had anal sex with her. So yeah, I don't know how people can let that go either. He is a common criminal and if he were to step foot in America again, he would be arrested. Too bad he didn't show up to accept his Oscar so they could cart him off to jail.

That said, martha...the movie is really incredible. It is difficult, but in my opinion, nothing like Schindler's List. I felt angry but I never felt like I had to look away. There was nothing so painful that I didn't want to see it, like in Schindler's list. And Adrien Brody was just amazing.
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