Roman Polanski: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)ISBN: 1578068002;
Roman Polanski (b. 1933) arrived on the international scene in 1962 with his first feature film, Knife in the Water, and his face would be on the cover of Time magazine by the end of that year. His vibrant, disturbing, and often violent films?including the psychological thriller Rosemary?s Baby, the film noir classic Chinatown, and the somber Holocaust drama The Pianist?have entertained and sometimes infuriated audiences. He has also directed acclaimed adaptations of playsand novels, including Shakespeare?s Macbeth, Ariel Dorfman?s Death and the Maiden, and Thomas Hardy?s Tess of the d?Urbervilles. Stylistically unsettling and thematically varied, Polanski?s films have established him as one of the most talented and controversial European filmmakers of his generation. Polanski?s life has been troubled. He survived the Krakow ghetto and the Holocaust, but his mother died at Auschwitz. His wife Sharon Tate was brutally murdered in 1968...
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