The Pianist

I watched "The Pianist" today. It's been out a while but I've been timid to actually watch it because of the descriptions I've read. I really don't like war movies but I've not hated the ones I have seen. They're usually not told in story form and if they are it's usually a boring narration of events. Plus like wars it's a war movie so it's bound to make me sad.

What prompted me to overcome my anxiety was the music. A friend of mine introduced me to Chopin's "Nocturne in C sharp minor" via youtube.

I thought that maybe this song would be somewhere in the middle of the film so that would keep me watching throughout the terrors of the story but it turns out that this particular song was at the start of the film. By the time the song was finished I'd been drawn into the plot against my longing to turn to a more pleasant subject.

I really don't know what to say here. Go watch the movie if you haven't seen it. I only remember one swear word and that was toward the end of the film. It's a grim topic but it's educational and inspirational. I  know it doesn't seem like the type of film that wold illicit inspiration but I found it in the hope that not everyone's the same. There are decent people among madness and from madness rises courage to survive and fight for freedom. Inspiration of the human tolerance. God designed us well, for people to survive and endure such traumatic circumstances. Inspiration that troubles won't last forever and that other's will support the weak and helpless.

It was like the movie "Remember Me" it gave a face to the victims of horror. This was no longer a tale of historic events but the life of a friend, a second hand experience.

There's another film that sheds the light on victims of horror and that is "The Stoning of Soraya M."

 I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to purposefully watch this movie but I'd like to see it. My fear let's me know that watching films of this type has not desensitized me to the violence people suffered and suffer at the hands of evil. My sister thinks I'm odd because I really can't stand fictional scary movies but I instead find interest in the depictions of true life stories.

I don't know maybe it's because the real stories give me the opportunity to pray for the people of this world by reminding me that while I sleep in peace someone else may not be. I'm reminded that this is a fallen world and people constantly fall asleep without ever knowing the One, True God. So I pray for the people portrayed on screen, the people all over the world who don't know Christ and the people who do but aren't living like Christ would have them to. I pray for my own spiritual growth and that of my family in Christ.


  1. I don't like war movies either. We had to see Ioujima Kara no Tegami (Letters from Iwo Jima). I tell you I was bawling during that class. Dx

    I saw part of The Pianist for my Film Music class; it looked pretty interesting. And the second trailer you posted, reminds me of the Kite Runner, and that was horrible. xP Indeed, we should pray for those peeps all around the world, especially those who do not know the Lord.

  2. Hey Aijo!! Thanks for commenting, I meant to respond earlier. I've never heard of "Ioujima Kara no Tegami" sounds Japanese. Now I'm kind of scared to check it out. I cry too easily.

    IT is interesting after all this time I still haven't forgotten it and it peeked my interest in Jewish affairs. I had heard of the Kite Runner but I never knew until now (after seeing the trailer) what it's about. I have reservations about watching that also.

    Amen, my sister. Again sorry for the late reply.


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