The Legend of 1900


A look at the birth, life and death of a man who officially never existed. Found as a baby aboard a cruise liner, the little boy is raised on the ship, where he turns out to be a musical genius. In adult life he is the ship's pianist, where talk of his skill extends to the continents, so much so that the inventor of Jazz feels compelled to challenge him to a piano duel. Our hero never once left the ship, feeling unable to cope with all the choices that life in a city would give him. As a slice-of-life movie, there is not much to the storyline, but some really great music...
Note: the film is in colour, best pic I could find was B+W.


125 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language) .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

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Credits

Cast
Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Clarence Williams III, Bill Nunn, Mélanie Thierry
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
ScreenplayGiuseppe Tornatore, Alessandro Baricco
MusicEnnio Morricone, Roger Waters
CinematographyLajos Koltai
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1998
Produced byMedusa Produzione, Sciarlò

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
11
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
15
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
15
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
20
The Star
Darryl Accone
10
Die Burger
Francois Smith
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
20
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
20
TV3 Screenplay
Sandy Ngema
14
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
5
Box Office
Wade Major
10
Rough Cut
Morgan Fouch
11
Total Film
Nev Pierce
5
Film Review
Nick Briggs
20

What the People say

Internet
364 Netizens
14

Average .. 64%

13

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Niall Dawson 20

Average .. 100%

20

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: The American / international distributors sliced 45 minutes off the original run time, which leaves me wondering what was cut - hopefully not most of the love affair. A poignant story about a really likable and talented man, with an ending that will haunt you. I enjoyed it, especially the music. The score won the Golden Globe.

Gerhard Munnik (33): Brilliant! Will make you think about the important things in life.

Niall Dawson (41): One of the best films I have seen.






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