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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Roman Polanski's 'Macbeth' revisited by Criterion Collection

    Violent, blood-soaked and filled with nudity, Roman Polanski's 1971 film version of "Macbeth" was intended to be a cinematic jolt -- a raw, realistic portrayal of medieval power plays that would be worlds away from the genteel restraint typically accorded to Shakespearean adaptations.
  • Everyman Theatre stages Tony Award-winning 'God of Carnage'

    Everyman Theatre stages Tony Award-winning 'God of Carnage'
    We have all seen adults acting — to borrow a song lyric — more like children than children. But, if you’re lucky, you’ve never met anyone quite like the people who spout, spar and spew in “God of Carnage,” the Tony...

    “A Christmas Story 2″ isn’t the only Ralphie sequel out there

     
    Despite its numerical designation, the recently released A Christmas Story 2 isn't the only way to see the continuing adventures of Ralphie Parker. Did you know, for instance, that Jean Shepherd — whose writings served as the basis for A Christmas...

    2010 in review: Attack of the movies!

    Like everybody else right now, I could write a top 10 list of the best films of 2010, and if I did, it would be filled with a bunch of pretentious art-house films nobody saw, ’cause that’s how I roll. But for this feature, I’d much...

    Charles Manson Denied Parole in 'Helter Skelter' Murders

    Charles Manson Denied Parole in 'Helter Skelter' Murders
    CORCORAN, Calif -- A California prison panel denied parole for notorious mass murderer Charles Manson for the 12th time on Wednesday. Manson, 77, did not attend the parole hearing. The panel set his next parole hearing for 15 years from now, when Manson...