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The Legend of 1900
- Tim Roth

Overview - The story of an individual who is born and raised on a ship, learning about people and the outside world through interactions with the ship's rotating passengers, THE LEGEND OF 1900 comes from director Guiseppe Tornatore. When a deckhand, Boodman (Bill Nunn), discovers a newborn baby on January 1, 1900, he Christens him Danny Boodman T.D.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The story of an individual who is born and raised on a ship, learning about people and the outside world through interactions with the ship's rotating passengers, THE LEGEND OF 1900 comes from director Guiseppe Tornatore. When a deckhand, Boodman (Bill Nunn), discovers a newborn baby on January 1, 1900, he Christens him Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900. A freak accident takes the life of the older Boodman, and 1900 (Tim Roth) is looked after by other members of the ship's crew. As he grows up, he learns to accept the crew as his family and the ship as his home. A glimpse of an individual playing a piano intrigues 1900, and before long he's a well-accomplished adult pianist. The legend reaches land and eventually earns 1900 visits from Jelly Roll Morton (Clarence Williams III) and a member of the music industry who wants to record him. The song that 1900 plays is dedicated to a beautiful young woman (Melanie Thierry) who threatens to lure him off the ship. Sheepishly, he stays. All of this is told in flashback, remembered by 1900's despondent friend Max (Pruitt Taylor Vince) as he prepares to pawn his trumpet. When he discovers that the ship is about to be sunk, he is convinced that 1900 is still on it somewhere and the frantic race is on to save his friend.

Cast List

Ennio Morricone - Italian composer, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Leo Nichols - Italian composer, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Dan Savio - Italian composer, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Clarence Williams III - Star, Film and TV (Mod Squad), late '60s-present
Tim Roth - British Actor
Giuseppe Tornatore - Italian Director/Screenwriter
Noriko Aida - Actor
Bill Nunn - American Actor
Francesco Frigeri - Production Designer
Peter Vaughan - British Character Actor
Niall O'Brien - Actor
Lajos Koltai - Director Of Photography
Roger Waters - British Composer/Pink Floyd
Massimo Quaglia - Editor
Francesco Tornatore - Producer
Pruitt Taylor Vince - Supporting Actor
Melanie Thierry - Actress
Maurizio Millenotti - Costume Designer

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 170
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 794043161520
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

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Theatrical Release
Pianists/Pianos

 
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Reviews:
"...A wonderful journey....Eye popping production values and a bracingly romantic score..." - 11/01/1999 Box Office, p.150


"...Pleasing to the eye..." - 10/29/1999 USA Today, p.8E


"...THE LEGEND OF 1900 is a beautiful and venturesome companion piece to the director's beloved CINEMA PARADISO, for both are deeply moving affirmations of the power of the imagination..." - 10/29/1999 Los Angeles Times, p.C2


"...[The film] seems mournfully, romantically Italian, and could be an opera....THE LEGEND OF 1900 has moments of great imagination..." - 11/19/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.34

 
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