/ 'The Pianist' - the movie. What's your opinion? Polanski
Gosh... I started it, so let me explain myself.
Every story may be told one way or another. It depends on the story-teller. If you want - you can tell the story of the "Three little Pigs" as a story of global warming for instance. ( You don't believe? ---- Three pigs as a symbol of humanity - greedy, self-centered and The Wolf - powers of nature which finally blow civilization away) It is the writer's, director 's or story-teller's choice how to tell the story.
As I said above, I think "The Pianist" should be boycotted in Poland. Because Mr. Polański chose to spit on our face. And we shouldn't pretend it's raining.
Be honest - after watching this film ( if you are Polish) aren't you ashamed to be Polish? Don't you feel the urge to explain to everybody the realities of Warsaw under german occupation? Don't you want to explain, to correct? Aren't you sorry? Because I am. That was a the master-plan of mr. Polański. That is the role he had chosen for you.
And once more: Szpilman was a Polish citizen. He survived occupation in Warsaw (this is a Polish city) helped by other Polish people. After the war he remained in Poland until his death. He was a Polish patriot. If somebody thinks that Poland and Polish people are only "not necessary background" to this story well - this person may accept a movie about the Eskimos without the snow. Of course somebody might tell the story about Eskimo on Greenland and don't even mention about ice and snow. He may tell a story "about individual" and leave all "background" untold. This would leave the viewer under the impression of Eskimos living in warm, mild Green-land. There is a good name for it. Propaganda.
"The Pianist" is anti-Polish propaganda and that is why it should be boycotted in Poland.