Roman Polanski

This era carried memories of Polanski's boyhood, and Evelyn's look was modeled after a clear image of his mother. In interviews he has often recalled the pencil-thin line of his mother's eyebrows, and the way that she redefined her ...

Author: Julia Ain-Krupa

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313377808

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 196

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From the outright horror of Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby to the seething corruption of Chinatown to the Holocaust nightmare of The Pianist, the films of Roman Polanski have gotten under our skin. But despite a career full of wicked entertainments and outright masterpieces, the best Roman Polanski story of all remains his own life.

The Cinema of Roman Polanski

CHAPTER SEVEN Cul - de - Sac in Context : Absurd Authorship and Sexuality Paul Coates Polanski and his double There may well be two Polanskis , each an auteur , but in two different senses of that disputed word .

Author: John Orr

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764754

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 196

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Roman Polanski is one of the great maverick figures of world cinema, with a long career starting in Poland with his short films of the 1950s and running through to the present with Oliver Twist. This collection highlights the bold and dazzling diversity of his work as well as recurrent themes and obsessions.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski.” DGA News 19.6 (December 1994– January 1995): 38–39, 46–47, 62. On the making of Death and the Maiden, Polanski comments on the film's parallels with Knife in the Water, on the process of adapting Ariel Dorfman's play, ...

Author: James Morrison

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252095818

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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A new take on an eclectic and controversial director James Morrison's critical study offers a comprehensive and critically engaged treatment on Roman Polanski's immense body of work. Tracing the filmmaker's remarkably diverse career from its beginnings to 2007, the book provides commentary on all of Polanski's major films in their historical, cultural, social, and artistic contexts. Morrison locates Polanski's work within the genres of comedy and melodrama, arguing that he is not merely obsessed with the theme of repression, but that his true interest is in the concrete—what is out in the open—and why we so rarely see it. The range of Polanski's filmmaking challenges traditional divisions between high and low culture. For example, The Ninth Gate is a brash pastiche of the horror genre, while The Pianist is an Academy Award-winner about the Holocaust. Dubbing Polanski a relentless critic of modernity, Morrison concludes that his career is representative of the fissures, victories, and rehabilitations of the last fifty years of international cinema. A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited by James Naremore

Roman Polanski

Bisplinghoff, Gretchen & Virginia Wright Wexman, Roman Polanski: A Guide To References And Resources. ... Butler's small book is a useful source of information on Polanski's British films, containing interview material with Polanski, ...

Author: Daniel Bird

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781848396814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 97

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More than any other film director, Roman Polanski has obsessively explored sexual mores in the mainstream of movies. But a Polanski movie isn’t for the small-time art house crowd – they are big screen events, whether it is the atmosphere of terror in Rosemary’s Baby or the reconstruction of forties film noir of Chinatown. Polanski was nominated for an Oscar for his first feature, Knife In The Water, bringing him instant fame, and his examinations of sexual humiliation (Repulsion, Cul-de-Sac) would bring his name to an even wider audience. His movies have ranged from adaptations of Shakespeare (Macbeth) to stylish thrillers (The Tenant, Frantic, Death And The Maiden), from horror (Rosemary’s Baby, The Ninth Gate) to comedy (The Fearless Vampire Killers) to romance (Tess). Off-screen, Polanski has hit the headlines – his wife Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson and he was later accused of drugging and raping an underage girl which has made him a fugitive from the United States. The Pocket Essential Roman Polanski explores the life of this world famous BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning director, reviews and analyses each of his movies, and includes a handy multi-media reference section.

The Laughing Dead

Quoted in Butler, Cinema of Roman Polanski, 127. 15. For a catalog of other sight gags in the film, see Butler, Cinema of Roman Polanski, 132–33; see also, on the “certain amount of schtick in the film” (the term is revealing about the ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442268333

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Hybrid films that straddle more than one genre are not unusual. But when seemingly incongruous genres are mashed together, such as horror and comedy, filmmakers often have to tread carefully to produce a cohesive, satisfying work. Though they date as far back as James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein (1935), horror-comedies have only recently become popular attractions for movie goers. In The Laughing Dead: The Horror-Comedy Film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland, editors Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper have compiled essays on the comic undead that look at the subgenre from a variety of perspectives. Spanning virtually the entire sound era, this collection considers everything from classics like The Canterville Ghost to modern cult favorites like Shaun of the Dead. Other films discussed include Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, House on Haunted Hill, ParaNorman, Scream, Vampire’s Kiss, and Zombieland. Contributors in this volume consider a wide array of comedic monster films—from heartwarming (The Book of Life) to pitch dark (The Fearless Vampire Killers) and even grotesque (Frankenhooker). The Laughing Dead will be of interest to scholars and fans of both horror and comedy films, as well as those interested in film history and, of course, the proliferation of the undead in popular culture.

Roman Polanski

BIBLIOGRAPHY T here have been many books written about Roman Polanski over the years , from the academically esoteric to the lurid and downright sensational . As with any such work which is undertaken while the subject in question is ...

Author: Denis Meikle


ISBN: STANFORD:36105127458755

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 386

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Roman Polanski is a towering figure in modern cinema. He has done it all—psychological thrillers such as Killer in the Water and Cul-de-sac; horror films such as Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby; film noir as in Chinatown; the literary classics like Tess; and even comedy in The Fearless Vampire Killers. In this timely retrospective of Polanski’s career, film historian and critic Denis Meikle draws together the strands of a complex, sometimes contradictory career. Meikle looks at how Polanski’s troubled life has informed his filmmaking and analyzes his unique skills as a director, skills that have allowed him to tackle such diverse themes and genres with unerring success.

Holocaust Cinema Complete

“Director Roman Polanski will take part in the Venice Film Festival via Skype because he faces extradition to the U.S. over 1978 statutory rape ... “Roman Polanski is denied latest bid to resolve 40-year-old statutory rape case.

Author: Rich Brownstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476684161

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 489

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

Roman Polański Ain-Krupa, Julia. Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009. Bątkiewicz, Andrzej. Ścigany Roman Polański [Wanted Roman Polański]. Katowice: BZiW, 2006. Bisplinghoff, Gretchen, Roman Polański: A Guide to ...

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented.

Focus On 100 Most Popular English language Film Directors

"Roman Polanski Biography" Retrieved 7 August 2009. 14. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 18 October 2009. 15. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (15 July 2005). "profile: Roman Polanski, The Guardian, Guardian Unlimited".

Author: Wikipedia contributors

Publisher: e-artnow sro



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Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Another Paramount executive who was there at the time (and asked not to be quoted) told me, “Phillip, when you mention the names of Roman Polanski and Robert Evans, you are talking about the two biggest liars I have ever encountered in ...

Author: Phillip Lambro


ISBN: 9781430304012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE WORST KIND is an unconventional and startlingly truthful autobiographical memoir by the distinguished American composer-conductor Phillip Lambro. It includes little known highly personal and candid recollections and recounting of witty evocative situations and stories which Phillip Lambro has personally experienced during his interesting and varied life with an unbelievable diverse cast of famous personages ranging from Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, Huntington Hartford, Howard Hughes, and Roman Polanski; to John F. Kennedy, Sylvia Plath, Harold Lloyd, Richard Nixon, Jack Nicholson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many more.