1900 Looking into the ballroom. The Legend Of The Pianist On The Ocean) is an Italian film from the Medusa Film studios and is directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.The story of the film is based on the book "Novecento" ( by Alessandro Baricco. Is the story of the foundling Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Novecento. He was born in the year 1900 on an ocean liner called the "Virginian," which traveled between Europe and America at the turn of the century.