The Legend of 1900
The Legend of 1900 ★★ The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean; La Leggenda del Pianista Sull'Oceano 1998 (R)
Originally released under a different title and at 170 minutes, this recut Englishlanguage debut feature for Italian director Tornatore still has its problems. An abandoned infant is discovered aboard the luxury liner Virginian in 1900 and reared by the engine crew. As an adult, the nicknamed 1900 (Roth), has become a virtuoso pianist in the ship's orchestra and has superstitiously never set foot off the boat. His best friend is trumpet player Max (Vince), who tells the story in flashback after learning the ship has been condemned. But since 1900 remains an enigma, you won't really care what happens to him. 116m/C VHS, DVD . Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Clarence Williams III, Bill Nunn, Melanie Thierry; D: Giuseppe Tornatore; W: Giuseppe Tornatore; C: Lajos Koltai; M: Ennio Morricone. Golden Globes ‘00: Score.