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Roman Polanski: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)

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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-- ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published October 27th 2005 by University Press of Mississippi (first published 1986)
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Jun 25, 2010 Jason rated it liked it
Polanski is an intelligent interviewee, but as a book it's not very good. Weak interviewers obsessed with his biography rather than his filmmaking. Too much repetition in material, and far too much about Tess and Fearless Vampire Killers, while having almost nothing about The Tenant.
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Jun 26, 2015 Raymond Parker rated it liked it
I have been a fan of Roman Polanski's work for some time-"Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown" are two of the best American films ever made. So I know pretty much everything there is to know about Mr. Polanski's background. What was revealing about this collection of interviews is the omniscient confidence (bordering on arrogance)that he has as a filmmaker and overall storyteller. What I felt was missing was the candor that was prevalent in his autobiography "Polanski by Roman." This was obviously d ...more
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Roman Polanski (born Rajmund Roman Liebling) is an Academy Award-winning Polish-French film director, writer, actor, and producer. After beginning his career in Poland, Polanski became a celebrated arthouse filmmaker, and Hollywood director of such films as Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974).

Shortly after the young Polanski’s family settled in Kraków, Poland, his parents were interned in
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