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The Piano

The Piano Best Read || [Jane Campion Kate Pullinger] - The Piano, The Piano This is the screenplay of the film starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel Ada together with her nine year old illegitimate daughter Flora and her piano leave Scotland to arrive in the remote bush

  • Title: The Piano
  • Author: Jane Campion Kate Pullinger
  • ISBN: 9780786861217
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover

The Piano Best Read || [Jane Campion Kate Pullinger], The Piano, Jane Campion Kate Pullinger, The Piano This is the screenplay of the film starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel Ada together with her nine year old illegitimate daughter Flora and her piano leave Scotland to arrive in the remote bush of th century New Zealand for a marriage arranged by her father The Piano Best Read || [Jane Campion Kate Pullinger] - The Piano, The Piano This is the screenplay of the film starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel Ada together with her nine year old illegitimate daughter Flora and her piano leave Scotland to arrive in the remote bush

  • The Piano Best Read || [Jane Campion Kate Pullinger]
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The Piano

About "Jane Campion Kate Pullinger"

  1. Jane Campion Kate Pullinger

    Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, the daughter of Edith, an actress, and Richard Campion, a theater and opera director 1 She graduated in Anthropology from Victoria University in 1975, and with a painting major at the Sydney College of the Arts in 1979 She started making films in the early eighties at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.Her first short film, Peel 1982 won the Short Film Palme d Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, and other awards followed for the shorts Passionless Moments 1983 and Girls Own Story 1984 Sweetie 1989 was her feature debut, and won international awards Further recognition followed with An Angel at my Table 1990 , an autobiographical and psychological portrayal of the poet Janet Frame International recognition followed with another Palme d Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for The Piano, 2 which won the best director award from the Australian Film Institute and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1994 At the 66th Academy Awards, she was the second woman ever to be nominated best director.Campion s work since that time has tended to polarize opinion The Portrait of a Lady 1996 , based on the Henry James novel, featured Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey and Martin Donovan Holy Smoke 1999 teamed Campion again with Harvey Keitel, this time with Kate Winslet as the female lead In the Cut 2003 , an erotic thriller based on Susanna Moore s bestseller, provided Meg Ryan an opportunity to depart from her familiar onscreen persona.Campion was an executive producer for the 2006 documentary Abduction The Megumi Yokota Story.She has a daughter named Alice b 1993.

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  1. I was sure this book would be one of my all time favorites because I absolutely love the movie However, the writing style I believe it s called the passive voice kept me at an emotional distance from the story unlike the movie, which was intensely passionate It was my visual memories of Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel and Sam Neill that kept me engrossed in the written story I did appreciate that the book delved into Ada s past, telling the story of why she does not speak I also thought [...]


  2. This is a novelization of a remarkable movie about a mute woman handed over in marriage to a man she s never met She expresses herself through her piano, and when she travels to New Zealand to meet her new spouse, he doesn t get her from the get go, and leaves her piano on the beach A white, local businessman named George Baines begins to fall for Ada, and buys the piano from Ada s new husband in exchange for some land But George has ulterior motives, and makes a deal with Ada that she can earn [...]



  3. The piano is one of my favorite movies I have watched it several times and every times I have watched, I enjoyed than before and learned a new thing It s brilliant It is emotional and impressive It is about mute woman named Ada who lives with her daughter She was forced to marry a man who never met him and traveled to New Zealand She expresses herself with her piano When she arrived to New Zealand her husband comes to her and don t let her to bring her piano to home After that Baine who is a na [...]



  4. Considering the fact that I had never even heard of this book until I was looking for stories that had taken place in New Zealand, I was pretty impressed with it.The Piano tells the story of Ada McGrath and her piano Ada is mute Mute by choice after the incident when she was a young girl her father berated her for speaking insolently towards him one evening , Ada hasn t spoken a word She communicates through sign language and through her music The piano is her world, it means everything to her W [...]


  5. I have had this book sitting on my shelf for a lot of years, waiting to be read, being overlooked When I opened it, I was in for a surprise there was a post it note inside the front cover Dec 95 My Dearest Lynne, I know this film moved you, the way it moved me Remember I love you and that s forever girl All my love, Christopher xxx Makes you wonder about books and their travels, and what happens in the lives of their owners Hmm, anyway A good book, I was surprised, I hadn t fancied it, hence bei [...]


  6. Having watched and loved the film, I was excited to read this novel for my Non Western literature class I was pleased to find it both encompassed and expanded on the movie The novel since it is written by the film s screenwriter closely follows the movie, though it gives backstory for the main character I felt torn about this I liked the mystery of the main character in the movie, but it was also interesting to get details on her life Of course, what I loved so much about the movie revolved ar [...]


  7. I enjoyed the movie when I saw it in university, but reading the book was almost better It gave answers to all the questions I had wondered about when watching the film What was Baines life prior to New Zealand Who was Flora s father Etc During certain chapters In the book, I found myself going back to the movie to help me envision the scene e.g the scene on the beach when Ada is playing


  8. As novelisations go, this one isn t too bad as it tries to delve deeper into the backstories of the characters and reveal about their lives before they all became entangled However, the problem is The Piano is such a visually brilliant film with haunting imagery that really can t be recreated on the page Nor can the music, so important to the character of Ada, be rendered in print But it is nevertheless an interesting companion piece to the film.


  9. I was not impressed by this book The there wasn t enough depth to the characters for them to be interesting, and the plot was rather boring I also felt that the conclusion was a cop out Stewart chops off Ada s finger and thenlets her go What Where s the struggle And I was creeped out by Baines pretty much molesting Ada while she was playing the piano.


  10. This is a very intense book about the silence of a female world and sexual awakening in the midst of New Zealand I liked it very much and felt thrown into the rainy, wet, rural New Zealand world The book is very moving and also the film adaption with Helen Hunt does the book justice Both worth getting to know.



  11. The emotions run so deep with these characters They are intense and unusual and the setting is primitive and lush The Victorian era was one of suppression mostly for women and this one particular woman comes to life and regains her life in the most unexpected way Good story.



  12. Debo decir que por lo general suelo leer un libro y despu s, si me entero de su adaptaci n, la pel cula E incluso si voy a ver una pel cula y descubro que tiene libro, entonces no la veo hasta que no haya le do el libro como me ha pasado con La ltima canci n Querido John, y que espero remendar pronto En este caso, la pel cula de El Piano la vi hace muchos a os, en la televisi n, y simplemente debo decir que me encant por muchas cosas La f rrea voluntad de su protagonista Su enorme pasi n por el [...]


  13. Nee, de film niet gezien Bewust Eerst het boek, waar ik vanwege het romantische karakter erg aan moest wennen Bedacht me ook dat ik sinds lange tijd weer eens een vrouwelijke auteur las Hoe komt dat Maar enfin, het boek Een bijzonder verhaal, al kostte het me moeite het boek telkens weer op te pakken Hoewel het boek de nodige contrastvolle beelden in me opriep en het verhaal op zich zeer aantrekkelijk was, had ik er toch moeite mee Om te beginnen door traumatische ervaringen kan iemand het vermo [...]


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  15. The Piano A Novel is remarkably seductive and a fine piece of erotic romance writing It pulls the reader headlong into the setting of mid 19th century New Zealand, and the inner life of main character Ada McGrath, who arrives in New Zealand harbouring a passion for playing her piano, but does not speak Ada is a dedicated pianist, and will do almost anything to get back her piano from one of the locals, George Baines For both Ada McGrath and George Baines the piano becomes a symbol of what they d [...]


  16. I loved the film and the However, the background to Flora s conception and Ada s devotion to the piano are expanded on here a little as is Baines past soundtrack and the novelisation brought it all back However, it doesn t appear to add anything to the film as it is a straightforward narrative of the script A tale of obsession and a love story, it was an art house movie Ada arrives in 19th century New Zealand from Scotalnd, with her nine year old, illegitimate daughter Flora She is an elective m [...]


  17. I try to read books before watching the movie I happen to watch the movie before reading the book in this case While the movie still remains one of my favorite, like always the book was better There is detail in the book about Ada s previous life Her life before she was sold as a mail order bride to a man in New Zealand The story of Ada and her Daughter Flora going to a new land, a new life filled with new troubles Ada does not speak, not because she can t but because she chooses not too early [...]


  18. Well, this was certainly different I picked this book up because I was missing New Zealand, and this story is set there It has lived in my library for many years, waiting for me to read it I ve never seen the movie this novel is based on, so I had no expectations I see that some reviewers felt that the story was told from too far of a narrative distance, but I rather liked it I often feel bogged down with characters tiresome thoughts, especially in romantic stories, and I thought this book inclu [...]


  19. Picked this up at a book sale for the New Orleans Symphony Volunteers, it looked interesting and I had seen the movie back in 1993 when it was first released and was really taken in by the movie I thought it was one of the most romantic erotic movies without nudity I did not know that Jane Campion who directed the movie had also written the story The book is not as intense as the movie but it does tell us about Ada McGrath and what is going on inside her.Set in a muddy, dreary, frontier backwat [...]



  20. You can tell this book was not written by a novelist, even though she did have help from one Interesting idea, think it could have been executed far better though I think I should probably make an effort to watch the flm sometime, I ll probably appreciate it than the book how rare However I really do feel it is likely because film is the format that this story was made for The author had this imagining come to life in the form of a film in her mind and some thinhgs just don t transfer so well [...]


  21. nemu buku ini di perpus kantor yg sudah usangwuah.riod gitu settingnya jadi langsung diambil dehceritanya tentang Ada yang bisu beserta putrinya Flora yang pindah ke New Zealand untuk bertemu dengan calon suami Ada yg dijanjikan.Ada ini dari umur 6 tahun mogok bicara ada insiden penyebabnya di NZ, dia tinggal dengan suami barunya Alisdar yang dingin dan kaku Ada pula tokoh George Baines yang terkesan kasar namun diam2 menyimpan bara asmara pada Ada PCerita intinya dirajut oleh kecintaan Ada terh [...]


  22. A veces lo que m s nos apasiona o lo que se vuelve maravillo en nuestras vidas, es aquello que te trae m s penas y desgracias Eso es lo que me llevo de este libro Y para qu sufrir tanto si desde el principio a pesar de que tra a alegr as eran m s los llantos que produc a la afici n La respuesta es simple, eso que te causa placer y confort, para eso a lo que eres bueno, se torna oscuro y doloroso nicamente para hacerte m s fuerte, para est s listo sobre los nuevos retos que han de llegar.




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