The Legend of 1900 (1998) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Legend of 1900

Giuseppe Tornatore, 1998

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Novecento
Alessandro Baricco, 1994

The Legend of 1900 is a movie directed by Giuseppe Tornatore in 1998 and inspired by the book Novecento by Alessandro Baricco, first published in 1994. The movie features Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn, Peter Vaughan, Niall O’Brien, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

8.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Legend of 1900 (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1998)

8.3

/ 10

Book Cover: Novecento (Alessandro Baricco, 1994)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Novecento, the 1994 book by Alessandro Baricco.

Novecento

Read by: Stefano Benni

Storyline

The story is told in medias res as a series of flashbacks. Max Tooney, a musician, enters a secondhand music shop just before closing time, broke and badly in need of money. He has only a Conn trumpet, which he sells for less than he had hoped. Clearly torn at parting from his prized possession, he asks to play it one last time.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Legend of 1900, the 1998 movie by Giuseppe Tornatore

Year

1998

Minutes

169

Movie Rate

8.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Legend of 1900

Original title: La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano

Country: Italy

Year: 1998

Length: 2h49m

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Cover of Novecento, the 1994 book by Alessandro Baricco

Year

1994

Pages

96

Book Rate

8.36

S: Goodreads

Book

Novecento

Country: Italy

First published in: 1994

Length: 96 pages

Genre: Play

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Poster of The Legend of 1900, the 1998 movie by Giuseppe Tornatore

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Poster of The Legend of 1900, the 1998 movie by Giuseppe Tornatore

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Cover of Novecento, the 1994 book by Alessandro Baricco

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