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AP: Polanski Debuts 'Oliver Twist' in Prague

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 26, 2005 at 7:04AM

Roman Polanski, debuting his new film "Oliver Twist" on Saturday, said he chose to adapt the classic novel because he admires 19th-century English literature and wanted to make a movie his children would enjoy. The director, who in 2003 took home an Academy Award for his Holocaust drama "The Pianist," said he appreciated 19th-century authors' fascination "with banal elements that influence our destiny," specifically mentioning Thomas Hardy and "Oliver Twist" author Charles Dickens.
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Roman Polanski, debuting his new film "Oliver Twist" on Saturday, said he chose to adapt the classic novel because he admires 19th-century English literature and wanted to make a movie his children would enjoy. The director, who in 2003 took home an Academy Award for his Holocaust drama "The Pianist," said he appreciated 19th-century authors' fascination "with banal elements that influence our destiny," specifically mentioning Thomas Hardy and "Oliver Twist" author Charles Dickens.







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