Vantage point

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Finally saw The Pianist. I don't know about you, but I felt very let down. It was such a predictable run of the mill holocaust movie. It has its Polanski-ish moments, but the whole theme has been exploited so much that I am bored of it. If you have to make a movie on the plight of the jews, at least use an innovative concept like Life Is Beautiful.

Brody's Oscar is fully deserved. Can't say the same about Polanski, not for this movie at least. Maybe they gave it to him to compensate for past mistakes.