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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The awards season gets into full swing

    We have sped right into the award-and-benefit season so our community is buzzing with activity. Our very fashionable ladies are coordinating their elegant party clothes, while their escorts are updating their tuxedos in order to attend the many upcoming...
  • Summer reading: Current events

    Summer reading: Current events
    Allah, Liberty and Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Irshad Manji Simon & Schuster: $25 The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
  • Reel Critics: The year on the silver screen

    Reel Critics: The year on the silver screen
    Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010: Favorite Films 1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb. 2. "The Kids Are...
  • 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,...