The Legend of 1900 is directed by the famous Italian director giuseppe tonadore. It was released in 1998 and received numerous favorable reviews. Its exquisite scriptwriter, classical photography and beautiful music won golden globe awards in Italy, European film awards and golden globe awards in the United States.
The following is an analysis of what "the sea pianist" is about:
On the surface,“The Legend of 1900”tells a story that takes place on the sea and stands aloof from worldly affairs, but it contains profound impressions of The Times and feelings of home and country.
For example, the hero was born at the turn of the century and named 1900 -- why such a strange and difficult name? Clearly, this was deliberate.
For italians, the late 19th and early 20th centuries were turbulent times.
Italy has a bright civilization, especially in the Roman era, the Renaissance, its culture, economy in the European countries have been in a relatively leading position. However, at the end of the 15th century, the struggle between France and Spain for the apennines intensified, leading to the "Italian war" lasting several decades, which caused relatively serious internal injuries to Italy. After that, the "Italian revival movement" was launched, and the great cause of national unification was not completed until 1870.
Struggle in a foreign country is not easy, which has too many unknown bitterness and blood tears. This history is mentioned at the beginning of the film, which makes clear the special historical background and provides clues for understanding the film.
"The statue of liberty" appears repeatedly in the beginning of the film, but "she" is hidden in the fog in the distance, which is at the same time, giving people an uneasy feeling. Is this a pure shot or something to express?
However, the development of capitalism directly leads to the scramble for resources, colonial wars and economic crises, and the world is in dire straits.
In addition to clever metaphor, the film also shows the turbulent situation of the outside world through dialogue and well-designed Bridges, such as:
Jerry roll Morton, "the inventor of jazz", challenges the hero, and the film deliberately demonizes him, making him emit a strong smell of money.
These two men, with the appearance of profiteers, actually alluded to the social custom of pursuing fame and wealth. What's more, through dialogue, we can understand that the world was in war at that time. Therefore, I sincerely admire the originality of the director, setting the story on a boat, but the world has been panoramic view.
The hero has a meaningful monologue at the end of the film:
"It wasn't what I saw that stopped me, it was what I couldn't see. Do you understand? What I could not see, in that sprawling city, had everything except an end."
"I was born on this ship, and the whole world walked with me, but only two thousand people at a time. There was desire, but not so much as prow and stern. You can express infinite happiness on a limited piano. I am used to living this way."
The piano is finite, you are infinite, and the world created on these keys is infinite. What do you do on land? There are thousands of streets alone. How can you choose only one street, one woman and one house, one piece of your own house, one view and one way to die?整个世界对你而言，只不过是个重担，在有限的钢琴上你能自得其乐。”
Since 1900, the life style on the ship is completely opposite to that on land. It is a simple world and a limited world. You don't need to think about too much external troubles.
Land is just a world with too many desires and exaggerations. Maybe you want to keep your heart pure, but the reality has to make you sell your precious things. 1900 probably realized this and insisted on staying on board forever. 1900 had seen through the world, through the essence of people's life on the land, just as he played the piano, he read the characteristics of each person, he traveled the whole world, so there was his music.