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Maureen Lipman at the 2016 Woman of the Year Lunch and Awards held at Intercontinental Hotel, London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th October 2016

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Maureen Lipman arrives at the Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Terry Wogan. Friends, Family and colleagues gather to celebrate the life of much loved broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who died January 2016 - Tuesday 27th September 2016

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Michelle Keegan , Maureen Lipman - Cast of 'Plebs' attend the press launch at Covent Garden Hotel. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th February 2016

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Maureen Lipman - Memorial service for Lord Richard Attenborough at Westminster Abbey - Arrivals at Westminster Abbey - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015

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The Pianist Review


Excellent
Roman Polanski is said to have turned down the opportunity to direct Schindler's List because he felt it would be too painful. Himself a survivor of the Holocaust, Polanski's connection to the Krakow ghetto made the story all too personal. But with the release of The Pianist, it seems the director has finally come to terms with his pain.

Set amidst the ruins of another infamous ghetto -- Warsaw's Jewish district -- The Pianist recounts the horrors that Polanski could not face a decade ago. The movie tells the true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's escape from Nazi persecution and his subsequent struggle to survive. Unlike other mainstream Holocaust movies, though, this one doesn't try to portray heroism and selflessness as much as it does the actual process of surviving. In other words, it is about the constant act of searching -- for food, for water, for a new place to hide, and for a way out.

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Solomon & Gaenor Review


Very Good
Solomon & Gaenor may not be directed squarely at the American Pie crowd, but nonetheless it revolves around the similar theme of young love (and young lust).

Solomon sells fabric and women's clothing door to door. Gaenor is the prim and very Christian daughter of a mining family in a nearby village. Inexplicably, Gaenor is unable to discern from Solomon's mass of curly black hair and occupation in the textile business that he is Jewish, and they soon develop a lusty relationship, replete with hay-rolling booty calls in a local barn.

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The Pianist Review


Very Good

An emotionally and factually detailed, uniquely personal true story of day-by-day Holocaust survival, "The Pianist" is a labor of passion on the part of director Roman Polanski (who as a child escaped German-occupied Cracow), a monument to those who persevered through the Nazi onslaught and a memorial to those who could not.

It's the story of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a composer and musician who played -- throughout a German a bombing run -- the last live music heard on the radio in Warsaw as the city was invaded in 1939. It's the story of how he felt hope because Britain and France entered the war, even as his family was one of thousands forced into a small, walled-and-razor-wired ghetto in 1940.

It's the story of how he eluded deportation to concentration camps in 1942 by hiding in the ghetto as it was emptied by German soldiers, how he became a laborer while the Nazi's had use for slaves, and how he escaped and bore witness from a distance to the month-long Warsaw uprising while starving and wracked with guilt in a series of empty apartments where he was concealed by sympathizers throughout the war.

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Roman Polanski is said to have turned down the opportunity to direct Schindler's List because...

Solomon & Gaenor Movie Review

Solomon & Gaenor Movie Review

Solomon & Gaenor may not be directed squarely at the American Pie crowd, but nonetheless...

The Pianist Movie Review

The Pianist Movie Review

An emotionally and factually detailed, uniquely personal true story of day-by-day Holocaust survival, "The Pianist"...

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