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The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) (1999)

The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) (1999)

The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)

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Based on a dramatic monologue by Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco, The Legend of 1900 marks the first English language film for director Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Tim Roth in the title role and features a stunning score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. An extraordinary tale of a virtuosos musician born at sea, The Legend of 1900 paints a vivid portrait of a brilliant, but rather unconventional life. Named for the year in which he was born, 1900 grows up in a charmed world of stormy gales and swaying decks as he fashions his existence within the confines of his trans-Atlantic steamer. His natural talent at the piano attracts the attention of jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton, who comes on board to challenge 1900 to a dual. Oblivious to his mounting notoriety, 1900 remains a fixture at sea, forever seduced by the sounds of the Ocean.more
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Giuseppe Tornatore, Alessandro Baricco, Alessandro Baricco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2002
Runtime:
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Cast

Clarence Williams II...
as Jelly Roll Morton
Bill Nunn
as Danny
Easton Gage
as The Young 1900 (1)
Alberto Vazquez
as Mexican Machinist
Cory Buck
as The Young 1900 (2)
Peter Vaughan
as Music Store Owner
Niall O'Brien
as Harbor Chief
Harry Ditson
as Captain
Noriko Aida
as Matress Maker
Norman Chancer
as Impresario
Heathcote Williams
as Doctor Klauserman
Sidney Cole
as Musician
Julien Lovett
as Child 1900
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (14)

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

an interesting mess

February 7, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

An imaginative fable about modernity.

Full Review… | March 4, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

There are moments of absolute magic.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Needcoffee.com

Nearly a masterpiece

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)

Interesting idea for a movie but it drags a little.

Tomassgringo
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

½

This is a large story told in a very small way. I liked it a lot but I really wish it had covered more of 1900's life as a whole instead of just the snippets we got. I would have liked to have seen more of how he lived on the ship such as reactions of others to him and his role.
The set direction is very good and all the roles were cast great. I liked the performances and over all I thought the movie was sound.

superclerk25
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

OMG so cute!!!
Probably the most nicest, saddest, cutest movie ive watched in ages!
i was pleasently surprised by this movie i thought it would be an alrite movie but i thoroughly enjoyed this movie, its funny, great storyline, well written, great cast, fantastic acting and includes tim roth looking hot and acting brilliantly!!
the music soundtrack is also awesome and you can just fall in love with this movie!
Its beautiful about an orphan who is left on a ship and taken in by one of the steam guys but after his unfortunate death tim roth gets into playing the oiano and becomes a sensation but hes never stepped of the boat and can he manage it when he falls in love?!
Pruitt Taylor Vince tells the story of 1900 and revisits the ship but its about the blown up but is his friend stilll on the ship?
A gorgeous movie completely worth a watch!!

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

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