Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Piano Tuner

Author: Jeremy
Location: London, England

"The Piano Tuner"

Directed by: Roman Polanski
Written by: Daniel Mason (novel)
Paul Haggis (screenplay)
Music by: Thomas Newman

Principal Cast:

Adrien Brody (Edgar Drake)
Kate Winslet (Katherine Drake)
Liam Neeson (Anthony Caroll)
Zhang Ziyi (Khin Myo)
Colin Firth (Capt. Nash-Burnham)

Tagline: And then she too disappears...

Synopsis: On a misty London afternoon in 1886, piano tuner Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the War Office; he must leave his wife, and his quite life in London, to travel to the jungles of Burma to tune a rare Erard grand piano. The piano belongs to Surgeon-Major Anthony Caroll, and enigmatic British officer, whose sucess at making peace in the war-torn Shan States is legendary, but whose unorthodox methods have begun to attract suspicions.

What the press would say:

Adrien Brody played the haunting character of Edgar Drake. There's a parallel between his performance in this film and in The Pianist. Brody loss weight gradually whilst filming because his character is infiltrating burma for several days without any proper food. Liam Neeson played the mysterious Anthony Caroll perfectly. His sly delivery of lines made the audience focus on him. Zhang Ziyi stole the show as the seductive and mysterious Khin Myo. Zhang took the audience in another dimension and made them felt that they are walking in the streets of Mandalay.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best adapted screenplay
Best actor: Adrien Brody
Best actor: Liam Neeson
Best supporting actress: Zhang Ziyi
Best supporting actor: Colin Firth
Best Cinematography
Best acheivement in art direction
best cinematography
best costume
best original score
best in sound editing
best achievement in sound

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