Roman Polański / Apr 04, 2020

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  • Title: What?
  • Author: Roman Polański
  • ISBN: 9780893881214
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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      • Roman Polański

        Roman Polanski born Rajmund Roman Liebling is an Academy Award winning Polish French film director, writer, actor, and producer After beginning his career in Poland, Polanski became a celebrated arthouse filmmaker, and Hollywood director of such films as Rosemary s Baby 1968 and Chinatown 1974.Shortly after the young Polanski s family settled in Krak w, Poland, his parents were interned in a Nazi concentration camp, where his mother died Polanski escaped internment and survived the war years by finding occasional refuge with Catholic families and often fending for himself At age 14 he appeared on the stage, later acting in films directed by Andrzej Wajda, the leading figure in the Polish film revival of the 1950s Polanski studied directing at the State School of Cinema in d By the time he graduated in 1959, he had already directed several award winning short films He made the French film Le Gros et le maigre 1961 The Fat and the Lean and then returned to Poland to direct his first full length feature, N w wodzie 1962 Knife in the Water , a tense psychological study of sexual rivalry that brought him international fame.After he left Poland in 1962, Polanski made several major films in Great Britain and the United States Repulsion 1965 traces the psychotic breakdown of a young woman whose fear and loathing of sex drive her to commit several murders The dark comedies Cul de Sac 1966 and The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck 1967 followed Rosemary s Baby 1968 is a thriller about a young New York City wife who unwittingly bears a child by the devil Polanski s second wife, the Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, was pregnant when she was brutally murdered along with four others by Charles Manson and his acolytes in 1969 The violence of her death influenced his next film, Macbeth 1971 , a gory yet artistically effective adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare Chinatown 1974 reinvigorated the moribund film noir genre These films were notable for their careful buildup of mood and suspense, their subtle handling of human psychology, and their fascination with evil in its various forms.In 1977 Polanski was arrested and eventually pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful intercourse with a minor He subsequently jumped bail and fled to France, where he remained active in both the theatre and motion pictures His subsequent films include Tess 1979 , based on Thomas Hardy s novel Tess of the D Urbervilles, Frantic 1988 , a suspense film, Bitter Moon 1992 , an erotic comedy, and Death and the Maiden 1994 , a psychological drama adapted from a play by the Chilean author Ariel Dorfman In 1989 Polanski married the French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who starred in Frantic, Bitter Moon, and the 1999 mystery The Ninth Gate The Pianist 2002 , which tells the true story of W adyslaw Szpilman s survival of the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II, shared much in common with Polanski s own childhood experience and earned the Palme d Or at the Cannes International Film Festival and a best director Oscar for Polanski He followed that with Oliver Twist in 2005.


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