DVD 125 mins IMDB 7.7
R
The Legend of 1900
Image Ent. (1999)
In Collection
#259

My Rating:
5

Seen It:
Yes
(June 2005 )
Drama, Fantasy, Music
USA  /  English

Gabriele Lavia Farmer
Bill Nunn Danny Boodmann
Niall O'Brien Harbor Master
Tim Roth Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900'
Peter Vaughan 'Pops', the Shopkeeper
Alberto Vazquez Mexican Stoker
Pruitt Taylor Vince Max Tooney
Clarence Williams III Jelly Roll Morton
Mélanie Thierry The Girl
Vernon Nurse Fritz Hermann, the Bandleader
Alberto Vasquez Mexican Stoker (as Alberto Vazquez)
John Armstead
Cory Buck The Young 1900 II
Norman Chancer
Sidney Cole Musician
Katy Monique Cuom
Clarence Williams Jelly Roll Morton
M Thierry

Director Giuseppe Tornatore
Producer Francesco Tornatore; Marco Chimenz; Laura Fattori
Writer Giuseppe Tornatore; Alessandro Baricco
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Musician Ennio Morricone; Harry Williams; Scott Joplin; Jack Judge; Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll'; Morton; Franz Gruber Sr.
User Credit 1 Massimo Quaglia
User Credit 2 Maurizio Millenotti

An epic story of a man who could do anything… except be ordinary.

From the director of the Academy Award winning Cinema Paradiso, this magical fable from a bygone era movingly tells the tale of an extraordinary man who lives a remarkable life without setting foot on land. Abandoned atop a piano and raised by a lowly crew member in the bowels of a luxurious cruise ship, the boy is dubbed 1900 for the year he was born. As he grows up, he is drawn to the piano and discovers he has an amazing gift for creating music. The prodigy dazzles the passengers, and his reputation spreads around the world with record producers clamoring to capture his magic. But he refuses to leave the ship to pursue promised fame and fortune. Only when he spots a beautiful girl on-board does he become determined to join the outside world and live a normal life. But is that the life he really wants? With a beautiful score by Academy Award nominee Ennio Morricone and heartfelt performances by Tim Roth as 19000, Pruitt Taylor Vince as his trumpet player pal and Clarence Williams III as jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton, this lyrical, transcendent film will strike a chord in your heart.

Edition Details
Distributor Image Entertainment
Barcode 014381144222
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 6/4/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
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User Text 1 Language.
User Text 2 An epic story of a man who could do anything... except be ordinary.
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Notes
Trivia: Exterior shots of the ship are the inspired blueprints of the SS Lusitania and her sister ship the SS Mauritania. The ballroom in which 1900 plays his piano in had a dome similar to the dome the SS Mauritania had in her ballroom during the transatlantic period. (more)

Quotes:
Max: What is wrong with you?
1900: I can't help it. Music makes me cry.
(more)

Awards: Won Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 3 nominations (more)