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VULTURE DROPPINGS OF THE WEEK: Roman Polanski

February 19th, 2010 No comments

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Few filmmakers are as controversial as Roman Polanski (by now, he and the word “controversial” are practically synonymous). Ever since his arrest in Zurich last fall on a 1978 rape charge, the debate has been ongoing about whether or not the now 76-year-old man deserves jail time. That debate is best encapsulated in the following clip taken from Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: 70s Heavies Dominate As Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’ Hopes To Scare Up Big Box Office; Roman Polanski’s ‘Ghost Writer’ Garners Rave Reviews

February 19th, 2010 No comments

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At the start of his directing career, Martin Scorsese‘s decision to follow his gritty and personal breakthrough drama, Mean Streets, with the story of a single mom in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, set the genre jumping template that’s been the driving force of his work ever since. In the last few year’s he’s continued the trend, following the Oscar winning thriller The Departed with the Rolling Stones‘ concert documentary Shine A Light. Paramount is hoping  his first attempt at horror, Shutter Island, which is finally Read more…

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House Arrest Likely for Roman Polanski, Swiss Courts Set Bail At $4.9M

November 25th, 2009 No comments

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It’s still amazing to me, the lengths that Roman Polanski went to in order to avoid prosecution for his 1977 sexual assault against, then thirteen year old, Samantha Greimer. Did he ever have any thoughts about the woman he entangled in this nonsense? For as long as he spent in exile, Greimer has had to Read more…

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Roman Polanski: “It was all my fault”…Meanwhile, his Victim Pleads for the Charges to be Dropped

October 28th, 2009 1 comment

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In the latest issue of Interview magazine, Roman Polanski talks about his movies:

In Chinatown what I was trying to create was this Philip Marlowe atmosphere, which I’d never seen in the movies the way I got it in the books of Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler.”

The media’s reaction to the death of his wife Sharon Tate: Read more…

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Roman Polanski Arrested in Zurich

September 28th, 2009 No comments

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Film director Roman Polanski, 76, was arrested Sunday, in Zurich, Switzerland, where he had traveled to accept an award as part of the Zurich Film Festival. The warrant for his arrest stems from 1977 sexual assault charges, which alleged Polanski had sexual relations with a 13 year old girl at actor Jack Nicholson‘s house. Fearing a years-long prison stay, Polanski, who later pleaded guilty to the charges, fled the United States before Read more…

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American Apparel Lawsuit Settled; Score One For The Wood-Man

May 19th, 2009 No comments

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After a month of back-and-forth brawling, the legal feud between Woody Allen and American Apparel has finally been settled. The legendary auteur charged that their billboard spread, which featured his likeness dressed as a Hasidic Jew, tarnished his public image. He called the ad campaign Read more…

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