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Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art

...won an Academy Award, director Roman Polanski was a small boy trapped in a...in his 1984 autobiography, "Roman." Polanski's office declined an interview...Polanski discusses freely. "Roman Polanski is not putting himself out there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/23/mov_6478.shtml
Movies
Venus in Fur

Now Playing Synopsis: Roman Polanski adapts David Ives Tony Award-winning Broadway play about a frustrated theater director whose growing obsession with a volatile actress signals the start of an unexpected power shift. Exhausted after a day of unsuccessful auditions for the female lead in his play exploring the volatile relationship between a domineering mistress and her willing male subject, writer/director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) broods over his lack of success when tempestuous actress Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) blows into the theater like a sweltering summer storm. Though at first reluctant to give the overly-assertive and questionably-talented actress an audition, Thomas eventually relents. Subsequently captivated by her intense erotic energy, he gradually begins to realize she was more prepared than initial appearances suggested, and that she's perfect for the role. Yet in his spellbound state, Michael fails to notice that Vanda - who even shares the same name as her fictional counterpart - has slyly managed to turn the tables on him and before long their relationship begins to strike an eerie parallel with those of his impassioned characters. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Video watch

...reviews from Roger Ebert and other critics of some recent video releases: THE PIANIST (*** 1/2 , R, 148 MINUTES Roman Polanski's film is based on the experiences of Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish pianist who survives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/30/mov_374064.shtml
Movies
Take It home

...of Ember, Henry Poole Is Here, Igor, Saw V JAN. 27: College, Fireproof, Lakeview Terrace, The Lucky Ones, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, The Rocker, Vicky Christina Barcelona FEB. 3: Everybody Wants to Be Italian Feb. 10: Frozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/25/mov_505269.shtml
Movies
When is rape not rape?

...may not believe the contortions some of those folks are twisting themselves into in order to defend and explain away Roman Polanski's sexual assault of a 13-year-old now that he's finally in custody for it. Thankfully, Swiss authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/09/edi_551111.shtml
Editorials
A books double-feature goes inside the movie biz

...on the world of film: "The Whole Equation" by David Thomson and "The Big Picture" by Edward Jay Epstein. Like Roman Polanski did for his memorable cameo in "Chinatown" ("You know what happens to nosey fellows?"), Thomson steps out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/03/art_449174.shtml
Arts
Time to face the music

...return to confront fate. In Hollywood, such a plot might sound formulaic and overdone. In real life, it's the Roman Polanski story. The acclaimed international movie director, now 76, has been a fugitive since 1978, after pleading guilty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/01/edi_550146.shtml
Editorials
U.K. film business flickers

...Knightley and her co-stars spent months filming on location in England, other major film productions, including the Roman Polanski-directed Oliver Twist - and potentially, future installments of both the Harry Potter and James Bond series - have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/25/bus_15399.shtml
Business
At the Movies: 'The Pianist'

...Holocaust survivor who went on to live until age 88. (He died in July 2000.) And yet, it's impossible to watch Roman Polanski's harrowing, unsentimental, if uneven film biography of Szpilman without feeling that the movie's true subject...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/13/liv_375488.shtml
Life & style
At the Movies: 'The Pianist'

...Holocaust survivor who went on to live until age 88. (He died in July 2000.) And yet, it's impossible to watch Roman Polanski's harrowing, unsentimental, if uneven film biography of Szpilman without feeling that the movie's true subject...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/14/app_375596.shtml
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