Thomas Hardy’s tragic 19th century novel adapted as a luscious period film by Roman Polanski is a unique notch on his filmography rarely discussed or acknowledged. Made in 1979 after his escape to France, the film beautifully roundsShow More Summary
For the ballroom scene (when the music stops and only three people are visible in a huge mirror despite of a few dozen vampires in the room) Roman Polanski had the room completely copied behind a fake mirror with three doubles acting as the human protagonists.
Organizers for the Tribeca Film Festival announced the 2014 lineup of Spotlight, Midnight, Storyscapes and special screenings on Thursday, revealing new projects from Joss Whedon, Jon Favreau, Roman Polanski, Chris Messina and Courteney Cox. Show More Summary
Sun 06 Apr Not only is it Roman Polanski's best movie, it's Jack Nicholson's too. What exactly makes Chinatown one of the greatest ever noir thrillers? It's the...
From a recent conversation.I've never yet seen one of Roman Polanski's movies that justified his lack of jail time. Rose Davis
Catherine Deneuve is best remembered in the Horror genre for her paranoid performance as Carol in Roman Polanski's classic thriller, Repulsion. She would later play a seducing role as the vampiric Miriam Blaylock in Tony Scott's The Hunger, from 1983. Which is your favorite performance by Catherine Deneuve?
Being of Polish extraction and possessing a worldview that could be rightfully described as sometimes leaning towards the dark and cynical, I have always felt a natural affinity towards the films of Roman Polanski. And if I were forced...Show More Summary
Roman Polanski looks on as Mia Farrow gives an alarming performance as Rosemary Woodhouse in Rosemary's Baby, from 1968! Who can name the film's rather surprising producer?
It’s a queasy irony that Roman Polanski’s first feature after his flight from justice would be a 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, whose main character (played by Nastassja Kinski) is raped by a man who pretends to be her protector. Show More Summary
To say that Samantha Geimer can empathize with Dylan Farrow is an understatement. Samantha was 13 years old when director Roman Polanski had "unlawful sexual intercourse" with her. Like Woody Allen, who is Dylan's alleged sexual molester, Roman continued to make critically acclaimed films for decades following the very public incident. So it isn't surprising Samantha wants [...]
The real “war on women” isn’t happening in Washington; it is happening in Hollywood and New York or wherever men such as Woody Allen and Roman Polanski sit in a director’s chair and are feted as great artists and hence great men. AsShow More Summary
If there is one thing I’ve come to learn over the years, it’s that it’s great to be a strange little man in Hollywood. You can bang all the kids you want and still be considered a highly respected director, just ask Roman Polanski or...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roman Polanski. Edward Snowden. Manuel Noriega. Over the years, the famous and the infamous have been caught up in the legal process called extradition, which governs whether one country will turn over fugitives from justice to another country.
For a two-time academy award winner, Christoph Waltz hasn’t made much of an impression outside of Quentin Taratino‘s movies. Not that he hasn’t been choosing smartly: he’s worked with filmmakers like Michel Gondry and Roman Polanski, but in films that were either disappointments (The Green Hornet) or underseen (Carnage). His latest is a Terry Gilliam [...]
The messages have led to revelations regarding the conduct of an original judge in the 1977 statutory rape case of the film director. Newly disclosed emails regarding Roman Polanski's statutory rape case have unearthed alleged revelations of misconduct by one of the judges who originally handled the case in the 1970s. Show More Summary
Maybe it's just me, but I think it's a little hypocritical.
“Mostly, I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.” So writes Samantha Geimer to the Steubenville “Jane Doe” in the concluding pages of her book, The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski. Geimer continues, “As this fades away to a memory of longer and longer ago, you are not alone. We [...]
I would have sworn even eight months ago that Roman Polanski?s near-perfect 1968 spookfest Rosemary?s Baby would have been untouchable, but NBC has turned the classic into an upcoming miniseries, and actress Zoe Saldana has been cast to lead the film as Rosemary herself. Show More Summary
Post by Jill Baughman. I most definitely remember, with abject horror, the night I bore witness to Rosemary's Baby, the 1968 horror film directed by Roman Polanski. It's, in a word, terrifying, and instantly became a scary movie classic. Show More Summary
NBC is ready to birth a new version of Rosemary’s Baby, based on the same Ira Levin novel that was adapted into Roman Polanski’s landmark film of the same name. And while this new four-hour miniseries is said to be based more on the book than the film, let’s not kid ourselves — it will […]