Shoe Horn Sonata

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The Pianist is about world war 2. The pianist is about how the Jewish were fighting with the Narzi because the Narzi wanted to take over the nation. Szpilman is the main character in the movie, he is known as a polish jew. He and his family are have limited resources and in order for them to gain money they had to sell their piano has sentimental value because it was treasured to him and his family. Szpilman and his family and the jewish were forced to move to another district by order from the German Narzi government.

The Germans built a wall called the ghetto wall which symbolises a barrier for the jewish to pass through that wall. in order for the jewish to work, they had to sneak over to the other side and sell their possessions for them to gain money. Szpilman and his family have travel by train but Hitler dragged out Szpilman and he had to leave his family in order for him to survive. Spilzman had to work for the German Narzi but later punish for his lack of concentration on duty because bricks fell off his back. He had to move to different places in order for him to not get caught by the Germans.

In 1943 the Jewish fought back against the German but the Germans retaliate by bombing the Jewish’s district. Szpilman was in a hotel and was caught by one of the lady who worked in that hotel because she was checking if people were Germans by asking them for their identity but he ran out and moved to another hotel. In 1944 august 1st the Russians came in and conquered Germany. The film shows a relation to Distinctively visual on how we can see the images in the film. we can also visualise or imagine on what it would be like if we were in their shoes.

The film ‘the pianist’ shows variety of visual techniques, such as the black and white colour during the opening of the movie, it tells us the movie is revolves around the past. The effect of the gun firing when the German Narzi were shooting the jewish people, this also creates an emotional effect to the audience where the german narzi killed jewish people being killed. The camera, sound track, costume and lightning by the composer in this film is highly effective in terms of exploring the theme of retaining hope.

The sound in this film is most explored throughout the movie, the music in the first and last of the scene of him playing the piano which demonstrates that his will to survive is committed in his music which the film suggests that it would help stay sane in being isolated from society. The shows that the audience would associate with Spilzman love of music. The camera angle shown from a full shot shows that him playing the piano describes his hallucination that strive his direct mind away from the chaos that surrounds him and focuses on the of the music that carries him within.

Silence is important technique in this film, it creates tension and suspense that the audience can feel surprised and shocked of what’s going on during the scene when the Russians out of nowhere attacked the Germans through the use of military weapons. The visual of the echo is presented in the opening scene of the piano shows that he is the same man as he was in the start of the film. There is a high angle shot where spilzman himself and the piano, this was during when the Germans were assaulting the slave workers and he had to escape in order for them to not find out who he was.

The composer of the book ‘The shoe horn sonata’ by John Misto shows how during the POW where all the kidnapped women and children were showing the audience on how they were being punished and emotionally devastated that women in the camp were being killed because of the war. The perspective of the women being punished shows that the composer is creating an emotion to make the audience visualise them being tortured. The use of dialogue in ‘for the first time in years I had a smile on my face’ emphasises the connecting and sympathising that leads to happiness.

The use of stage directions in ‘Bride slaps shiela’ demonstrates the shift in friendship, The use of dialogue in ‘completely cut off from the entire world’ indicates sheila is isolated and cannot escape. The use of dialogue in ‘you should have let me die’ demonstrates great anger and frustration towards sheila. The use of dialogue in ‘I was petrified’ demonstrates Bridie was actually vulnerable. The use of dialogue in ‘we’re going to survive’ demonstrates without doubt or fears with 100% will they can survive. This shows that the composer is successfully demonstrating the play with an emotional plot.

The director of the film ‘the pianist’ by Roman Polanski shows the audience how the camera angle is shot where spilzman is playing the piano where he was at a destroyed building, this shows that the composer is directing the persona being isolated. The position of the spilzman when he was on the ground being whipped by one of the Germans indicates that he is discriminated. The composer would use black and white colour in the first scene to show that the film relates back to the past, and would use a an extreme long shot from the city.

During the scene where the Russians were invading the Germans shows a long shot from where spilzman was where he was at the hotel. The sound effects of the gun from the Germans shooting the Jewish shows the audience that the Jewish are being discriminated because of their race and this affects the audience an emotional moment. The close up shot where the persona is eating the caramel bar indicates that it is the only food that he would be able to survive with. The composer successfully demonstrates that the film is discriminating by one side.

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