The Legend of 1900 [DVD] [1998]

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  • Release Date: 09/04/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Music video for Lost Boys Calling with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and guitar legend Edward Van Halen

Synopsis


The Legend of 1900
On the 1st of January in 1900, Danny Boodmann (Bill Nunn), the mechanic of the transatlantic liner Virginian bound for America, finds an abandoned baby on board and decides to keep him. Nicknamed Novecento (1900), the boy grows up on the ship hidden from everyone. His presence is revealed when Danny dies in an accident. The young '1900' manages to hide again despite threats from the captain. Discovering a passion for music, he teaches himself to play the piano without being able to read the notes, and he soon becomes a virtuoso whose reputation spreads beyond the confines of the ship. Even the famous jazz piano player, Jelly Roll Morton (Clarence Williams III), gets on board for a challenge because he has heard rumors about the greatest piano player in the world living on a ship. The story is told by Max Tooney, Novocento's old trumpeter friend, who reminisces about the incredible pianist who never set foot on land. After two films about cinema, Giuseppe Tornatore comes up with the story of a highly imaginative artist who lives only for and through his art. Tornatore was inspired by a theatre monologue written in 1994 by Alessandro Baricco, and the film was shot partly in Odessa, on a sixty-year-old Russian freighter, and partly in the Cinecitta studios in Rome. Tim Roth's performance as the talented but reserved Novocento is remarkable, and the music of Ennio Morricone plays a vital role in the film. La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano, which was retitled The Legend of 1900 for US distribution after forty-five minutes have been cut, was originally two hours and forty minutes when it was shown to great success in Italy in autumn of 1998. The US version had its world premiere at the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tim Roth
    Tim Roth - Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince
    Pruitt Taylor Vince - Max Tooney
  • Clarence Williams III
    Clarence Williams III - Jelly Roll Morton
  • Bill Nunn
    Bill Nunn - Danny Boodman
  • Peter Vaughan
    Peter Vaughan



Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quirky movie with Tim Roth

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    Buckshot
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    Tim Roth plays a man whose entire life has been aboard a cruise ship, and has never set foot on land. He happens to be a naturally talented piano player who regularly entertains the ship's guests. The question in the story is whether he will, if given the opportunity, ever leave the ship and experience what it feels like on land. Tim Roth is a quirky as ever, wonderful role for him, wonderful movie and music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A sleeper,must see,Tim Roth great performance.

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    Gronk
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    1900 is a startling view of life on the great ships, viewed through the music and people that sailed the Atlantic.Beautiful music, unforgettable performances. A must see movie! One of my bucket list movies,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Movie

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    MovieKnowledge

    Absolutely amazing movie. Captivating story about a man who has spent his entire life aboard a ship. Music throughout is exceptional. Piano duel is unbelievable. Timothy Roth gives a captivating performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    sk8er
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    Just fell in love with this movie. Wonderfully directed by G. Tornatore. Terrific actors, great music and an unusual and engaging plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a great movie for the family

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    bud1234
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    i already saw this movie before.. i bought it for my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic

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    JLeon0182
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    I have loved this movie since the first time I saw it. It's one of my favorites.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    wraith954
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    love the movie would recommend to anyone who likes movies

    I would recommend this to a friend



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