The Cinema of Roman Polanski

The Cinema of Roman Polanski

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Roman Polanski is a great maverick figure of world cinema who has lived a controversial and tragic life. Yet his notoriety has eclipsed the true importance of his long career, starting with his short films in the 1950s and continuing through to the recent Oliver Twist (2005). This collection highlights the bold and dazzling diversity of his work as well as recurrent themes and obsessions. Films discussed include Knife in the Water (1962), Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), Death and the Maiden (1994), and The Pianist (2002).Of course, the distinctions of types of story and their narration are not so perfect and inviolate. ... neighbourhood and then, for much of its story, one single building with the protagonist endlessly forced back into his domestic space by horrific encounters with the other. ... Not coincidentally does the title character cross-dress for a long piece of the story: for all its emphasis on social interaction, and despite itsanbsp;...

Title:The Cinema of Roman Polanski
Author:John Orr, Elżbieta Ostrowska
Publisher:Wallflower Press - 2006


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