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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 loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction

    Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction
    Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has lost his latest bid to dismiss a 1977 sexual assault conviction that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing. Last week, Polanski's legal team — which included prominent civil liberties...
  • Outrage over Roman Polanski's escape from justice

    To the editor: Roman Polanski's attorney Alan Dershowitz says that his client's "liberty interests and the integrity of the justice system are at stake." ("Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction," Dec. 24) I couldn't agree...
  • No sympathy for exiled Roman Polanski

    To the editor: Your article asks about Roman Polanski, "Was he a sex offender skipping town to avoid facing justice? Or was he a victim of a corrupt judicial system that wanted to make an example of an acclaimed film director?" ("Roman Polanski's...
  • Roman Polanski's 'Macbeth' revisited by Criterion Collection

    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...
  • A King's suspense greets Brosnan's return to TV in 'Bag of Bones'

    Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele … and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television. In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
  • 'Carnage' review: Politeness turns to shouting in apartment of Oscar vets

    'Carnage' review: Politeness turns to shouting in apartment of Oscar vets
    *** (out of four) When Nancy (Kate Winslet) vomits all over Penelope’s (Jodie Foster) coffee table art books midway into the darkly funny “Carnage,” it’s not the last time something comes up that can’t be suppressed anymore....
  • DSK case vindicates American system of justice

    The Dominique Strauss-Kahn drama will no doubt give many in France immense pleasure that the American legal system has met its comeuppance with a case that has completely unraveled against their French lothario. It appears all charges against Mr. Strauss-...
  • L.A. Walks: Beachwood Canyon and the Hollywood sign

    L.A. Walks: Beachwood Canyon and the Hollywood sign
    BEACHWOOD CANYON, HOLLYWOOD SIGN Distance: 4 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: 3 Transportation: Beachwood Canyon DASH bus. Ample free street parking. This is a brisk city walk with a country feeling, starting high in Hollywood's Beachwood Canyon...
  • Film Review: 'Carnage' a confined comedy of bad manners

    Film Review: 'Carnage' a confined comedy of bad manners
    Structurally, Roman Polanski's “Carnage” hearkens back to his first feature, “Knife in the Water” (1962). “When a handful of people are stuck in a confined space, the layers of civilized social convention are peeled away,...
  • Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011

    Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011
    There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...
  • Reel Critics: 'Darkest Hour' comes off a bit dim

    Reel Critics: 'Darkest Hour' comes off a bit dim
    "The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space. The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...