K: Hello everyone, welcome to today’s English-Express, this is Kangaroo.
S: This is Summer.
K: Hey Summer, have you seen the film The Legend Of 1900?
S: Oh yes, It was directed by the famous Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore(吉赛贝·托纳多雷) and features Tim Roth(蒂姆·罗斯), thus I think them a pretty good combination.
K: Yes, I’ve seen a lot of films featuring Tim Roth(蒂姆·罗斯) such as <Even Money>, < Sea Wolf>,< Virgin Territory> and so on, they are excellent.
S: Ok, can you give the film a brief introduction?
K: En, When 1900 was a baby, he was abandoned in the ship. Since then, he never left the ship. His talents on piano made him welcome. After defeating the black jazz musician, he became more popular.
S: But he was so afraid of getting off the ship that he even(强调) gave up his love for a girl. His friend Max wanted to persuade him to leave the ship because the ship would be exploded. It did not work. A tragedy could not be avoided. In the end 1900 sank to the sea along with the ship(很伤感地).
K: Although the storyline was weak, the great piano music was good enough to make it uncommon. I particularly like the following scene. When 1900 played the piano for Max, he created different music for different people with different action and expression(强调).
S: The amazing place was that the music was so appropriate. That was the most interesting part of the movie.
K: Yes, Tim Roth convincingly played a sympathizing talented pianist. I think that its original sound track is sure(强调) to be sold well.
S: Although he lives on the sea, but he has looked through the entire honor, loneliness, gain and fall of life among the men on the land around.
K: The hero was born in the ship, grew up in the boat, and finally buried in the sea with the ship together. Lifetime, he had not been under the boat, even if only once, and he finally gave up.
S: All the land so that he was afraid, I looked boundless land, can not see on the streets of tall buildings, he will cap off his head and thrown into the sea. The moment he gave up the idea because of love arise, to give up his love for the woman's.
K: In the end, said it is regrettable. But this outcome is the best pianist and his all back to the sea, because he was born in the sea, grew up in the sea.
S: He is the little man know Legend Of -1,992
K: He's a man so brave, that he can play the imaginary piano when exploded with the ship he was born, lived and died in.
S: Yet he's a man so scared, that he cannot face the infinite city life we are living everyday. He's a man so intelligent, that he can play the piano as if he has four arms or I'd rather say, he has God's arms.
K: He's a man so stupid, that he chose to gone with the wind while he's other choice could be marrying a beautiful woman and having a child.
S: He's a man so perceptive, that he could use his music language to describe exactly others' feelings. Yet he's a man so insensitive that he'd rather disappear after a gentle kiss on his beloved while she's asleep than unburden himself and tell her "ILU".
K: But one thing is for sure: this man is a real artist--pianist. Only a man like him can dance with the piano in a terrifying storm.
S: Only a man like him can give up the first two bouts of a duel, and beat the competitor entirely, convincingly, potently in the last bout. Only a man like him... can have such a beautiful story to tell...
K: Yes, just as he said: I was born on this ship, and the world passed me by, but two thousand people at a time. And there were wishes here, but never more than fit between prow and stern. You played out your happiness, but on a piano that was not infinite. I learned to live that way.
S: At last, this talented man is going back to the sky, the heaven. Are there pianos in the heaven? At the time of the explosion of the ship, 1900 played his hands in the air, the beautiful fingers move as the background music flows, as if knocking on the doors to heaven.
K: To sum up, it’s a simple movie, with a simple story and a simple main character - and that is what makes this film so good. It wasn't made to be great and big; it just wants to tell the story of a man who was left behind and raised in the Ocean.
S: Visually the movie is beautiful and its a proof that special effects have nothing to do with a beautiful image - they are beautiful because you feel it. And it's a story that will make you want to meet the main character in person.
K: The ending is wonderful and it's very well put (so hard to find a good ending these days).
S: This is not only a movie that is worth to watch, it's a movie everybody should watch - it's the living proof that a movie doesn't have to be great to be good. In fact, it can be excellent.
K: Ok, it’s time to say goodbye, please tell us if you have any good ideas about our English programs and we are looking forward to hearing your voice.
S: Yes, and this is the end of today’s English-Express.
K: This is Kangaroo
S: This is Summer, thanks for your listening, have a good day, goodbye!