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DVD Review: Roman Polanski’s Macbeth is a bloody, boldly cinematic take on the Bard

Along with Romeo And Juliet, Macbeth has always been the most film-friendly of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Unlike Hamlet and King Lear, the Scottish play is relatively short, with few lengthy digressions into philosophical reverie; unlike...Show More Summary

Roman Polanski's 'Macbeth' revisited by Criterion Collection

Violent, blood-soaked and filled with nudity, Roman Polanski's 1971 film version of "Macbeth" was intended to be a cinematic jolt -- a raw, realistic portrayal of medieval power plays that would be worlds away from the genteel restraint typically accorded to Shakespearean adaptations.

Roman Polanski's 'Macbeth' revisited by Criterion Collection

Violent, blood-soaked and filled with nudity, Roman Polanski's 1971 film version of "Macbeth" was intended to be a cinematic jolt -- a raw, realistic portrayal of medieval power plays that would be worlds away from the genteel restraint typically accorded to Shakespearean adaptations.

New To Home Video: Polanski tackles Shakespeare while Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson face the end of civilization

Top Pick: Classic Macbeth (Criterion) Roman Polanski’s bleak, somewhat lurid 1971 take on The Scottish Play—the first film he produced after the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, at the hands of the Manson Family—is about as personal as Shakespeare adaptations get. Show More Summary

VICE Special: VICE and the Criterion Collection Presents: Roman Polanski on 'Rosemary's Baby'

Rosemary’s Baby is the reigning champ of psychological terrors. The film finds Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who believes that everyone is hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In this documentary, director Roman Polanski,...Show More Summary

Rosemary’s Baby at Cinespia

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood Description: Cinespia screens ROSEMARY'S BABY, Roman Polanski's terrifying 1968 adaptation of the Ira Levin novel, starring Mia Farrow as a young woman who fears that Satanists have evil plans in store for her unborn child.

In 'Houdini,' Adrien Brody wants to 'convey the truth of an illusion'

NEW YORK — Over a colorful career that's included an Oscar win for a Roman Polanski film, collaborations with unconventional directors such as Rian Johnson and Wes Anderson and — of course — that Halle Berry kiss seen 'round the world, Adrien Brody has pulled rabbits out of...

Soggy silver screening

2 months agoArts : Prospero

THE Locarno Film Festival in the Ticino region of Switzerland is known for going out on a limb. This year, Roman Polanski was controversially invited to receive a lifetime achievement award. On his last visit to Switzerland in 2009,Show More Summary

Rare Photos of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski in London in 1968

Here's a series of rare photos of Sharon Tate with Roman Polanski, made by LIFE's photographer Bill Ray in Swinging London in 1968. See more »

Protests Force Roman Polanski to Bow Out of Film Festival Honor

Roman Polanski's sordid past continue to haunt him. The famed director of Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown will not personally collect a lifetime achievement award from the Locarno Film Festival as originally planned. The Hollywood Reporter...Show More Summary

Polanski skips Swiss movie festival after storm of criticism

Acclaimed director Roman Polanski announced on Tuesday he would not attend the Locarno film festival in Switzerland in a bid to defuse a growing storm over his appearance. Lauded for his movie-making skills, Polanski is a divisive figure who was detained in Switzerland in 2009 on a US warrant related to a 1970s child sex case. Show More Summary

Roman Polanski Pulls Out Of Film Festival Over Backlash

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : FilmDrunk

RomanPolanskiwasrecentlygivenalifetimeachievementawardbytheLocarnoFilmFestivalinSwitzerland,wherehewasscheduledto“attendthe67thLocarnofestivalandgiveamasterclassonAugust15forfestivalgoersandyoungfilmmakersattendingtheLocarnoSummerAcShow More Summary

Roman Polanski Cancels Film Festival Appearance Due to 'Controversies'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Film director Roman Polanski will no longer be attending the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland to receive a lifetime achievement award and screen his new movie Venus in Fur because his presence would have caused "tensions and controversies." Read more...

Why Do Awards And Festivals Honor Controversial Artists Like Roman Polanski?

It seems odd that either the Festival del film Locarno or Roman Polanski thought that honoring the filmmaker for lifetime achievement would be a good idea. This is the second recent time–after Woody Allen's Golden Globe tribute was followed...Show More Summary

News Archive: Manson Family murders

The victims: Sharon Tate, 26 [8/9/1969] Richard Paul Polanski (unborn child of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski) [8/9/1969] Jay Sebring, 36 [8/9/1969] Abigail Folger, 25 [8/9/1969] Voytek Frykowski, 32 [8/9/1969] Steve Parent, 18 [8/9/1969]...Show More Summary

Gisele Bundchen Bikini Photos And Other News

- Joaquin Phoenix playing Doctor Strange is almost a done deal. - Whoopi Goldberg defended Roman Polanski, so why not Stephen A. Smith? - Leanna Decker is a redhead with big breasts, why we’re alive. - Lana Del Rey is a giant hypocrite. - Alessandra Ambrosio understands the Internet. Read More...

Sex Abuse Survivors Tell Entertainment Industry to Disown Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski, the famed director who admitted to sexually abusing a child in 1977, is about to be honored by the entertainment industry. Again. Polanski earned a standing ovation when he won a Best Director Oscar back in 2003. This time, he's due to receive an honor during next month's Locarno Film Festival. Show More Summary

Politically Outspoken Hollywood Cower In Silence for Israel

Over the years I've seen Hollywood openly come out en masse to support Roman Polanski, a man who drugged, raped, and sodomized a 13 year-old girl before fleeing from justice. When it comes to openly supporting Israel, however, The Hollywood...Show More Summary

Film Review: Venus in Fur (Dir. Roman Polanski)

Venus in Fur Dir. Roman Polanski [IFC Films; 2013] by Gram Hummell Rating: A long tracking shot supernaturally drifts into a derelict theater on a stormy night in Paris. Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), a frustrated playwright with his first directing gig, is about to call it quits after a full day of shoddy auditions for the lead role. Show More Summary

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