The Piano | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Sara Halprin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of The Piano.
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Critical Review by Sara Halprin

SOURCE: "A Key to The Piano," in The Women's Review of Books, Vol. XI, Nos. 10-11, July, 1994, pp. 35-6.

In the following review, Halprin discusses The Piano in relation to the published screenplay and comments on the film's literary influences.

I am frightened of my will, of what it might do, it is so strange and strong.

Jane Campion began writing the script for her acclaimed and controversial third feature film, The Piano, in 1984, nine years before it reached the screen. The published script, accompanied by production notes, monochrome stills and credits, is a literary oddity which owes its life and reason for being to the film. It serves as a study guide, clarifying and articulating the territory the film explores.

The Piano is marked by unusual visual perspective, strong acting and music-impelled narrative. Set in the...

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