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Roman Polanski - A Retrospective

Roman Polanski - A Retrospective( )
Author: Greenberg, James
Foreword by: Polanski, Roman
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Abrams, Inc.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

Roman Polanski: A Retrospective is the definitive tribute to one of the world's most prolific and influential film directors. Editor and film critic James Greenberg takes readers chronologically through Polanski's extraordinarily rich and varied career, offering unique insight into every one of Polanski's movies, from Knife in the Water (1962) to Carnage (2011). Richly illustrated with more than 250 images, including behind-the-scenes...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / General
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Performing Arts / Individual Director
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.75 x 11.5 x 1.25 Inches
Book Weight:4.576 Pounds
Author Biography
Greenberg, James (Author)
The French-born Polish actor and director Roman Polanski survived one of the darkest events of the twentieth century, the Holocaust. At the age of 8, he was interned in a German concentration camp, where his mother died. He later attended the Polish Film School and, with his film noir Knife in the Water (1962), helped establish the reputation of Polish cinema abroad. Polanski's vision is of an unstable world of violence, sexual frustration, unconscious impulses, and destructive psychoses. Repulsion (1965), his first feature in the West, and the chilling Rosemary's Baby (1968), about satanic possession in New York City, marked him as a filmmaker who was unafraid to confront evil. He was forced to confront evil in his personal life once again when his wife, Sharon Tate, was brutally murdered in 1969 by the satanic Charles Manson cult in one of California's most sensational slayings. The horror of this experience informs his filmed version of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1972). Of his later films, Chinatown (1974), the story of a private investigator's discovery of twisted relationships in the wealthy family that has hired him, was well received, as was Tess (1981), Polanski's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles. 020

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